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10 dining rooms that are ideal for a family Thanksgiving dinner

As families and friends get together across the US to celebrate Thanksgiving today, we've selected 10 dining rooms perfect for hosting the traditional feast. They include a candle-lit cabin, a retreat warmed with a wood-burning stove and a quirky chalet with a sloping table.

Culardoch Shieling, Scotland, by Moxon Architects

Candles arranged on a suspended black shelf and a wood-burning stove offer dim lighting late into the evening for guests dining at this long wooden table, which occupies a cabin in the Scottish highlands.

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St John's Rye, England, by Marta Nowicka & Co

An old ambulance station was transformed to create this cosy English retreat with a large space for entertaining. Piles of logs and a double-sided wood burner set on a concrete plinth are placed between the dining area and a couch for relaxing.

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Maison à Colombages, France, by 05AM Arquitectura

A rustic wooden table complements ornate ceiling and wall mouldings to create a formal dining area in this 19th-century house near Paris. Leftovers could be enjoyed more casually on a second marble-topped table that adjoins the kitchen.

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Cabin Geilo, Norway, by Lund Hagem

Black concrete floors and dark oak create a moody environment in this Norwegian holiday ski-cabin. Residents can spend the day escaping the snow in a kitchen and dining area that steps down to a lounge with a hanging fireplace.

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Chilmark House, USA, by Organschi and Schiller

Hand-carved walnut forms the dining table for this home in Martha's Vineyard. It is accompanied by red-toned chairs with curved hand-rests, adding warmth to the bleached ash and plywood that lines the walls.

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Chimney House, Slovenia, by Dekleva Gregoric Architects

Set at the entrance of this Slovenian house, a dining table abuts the kitchen so that hosts can continue entertaining while cooking dinner. The entire space is illuminated by an unusual chimney-shaped skylight.

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La Muna, USA, by Oppenheim Architecture

Guests at this chalet in Aspen are invited to enjoy its imperfect charm, created by a slightly sloped dining table and mismatched seating, and an evening warming beside the fire pit on the outdoor deck.

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House P, Germany, by Yonder Architektur

A bulky concrete fireplace punctures through this home's simple open-plan living, kitchen and dining room, where diners are offered views of the surrounding Alps through floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Chalet Grand-Pic, Canada, by Appareil Architecture

Large windows frame trees surrounding the dining area of this woodland cabin in Quebec. A tall chimney that extends from the black wood-burning stove reaches the peak of the gabled roof to emphasise the height in the space.

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Red House, Portugal, by Extrastudio

A billowy white pendant light hangs above this square farmhouse-style table, which is set on curved legs that extend into stumps and accompanied by an eclectic mix of chairs. Light floods in through glazed doors that open onto the garden.

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