This is the latest roundup in a series providing visual inspiration for the home. Previous articles in the series showcased cosy living rooms, domestic bathrooms designed by architects and colourful kitchens.
A dramatic wood-covered ceiling covers the dining room in New England residence Bayhouse designed by Tucson-based Studio Rick Joy.
The dining room of this house, in a suburb of Silicon Valley, is designed so that it is always open to the outdoors and frames a large oak tree.
Food can be served up from a built-in barbecue or from the kitchen, which adjoins the space via sliding glass doors.
Suited to a large gathering, the wood table and benches mirror the form of the surrounding wood architecture.
A more intimate gathering would suit this foldable Finn Juhl dining table – one of a number of Danish mid-century designs furnishing the holiday home in a Catskill Mountains development.
The table is placed to make the most of a square window framing a view of the outdoors.
The pale wood table extends to large rectangular windows that span the length of the house providing views of the hilly landscape.
Weathered metal chairs and a weathered wood table form a simple, stripped-back setting for diners in Little Peek House.
The area is an enclosed patio that is sandwiched between two cedar volumes to form the holiday home that the founders of Berman Horn Studio built themselves on an island in Maine.
The Rocky Mountains in Idaho are visible through sliding glass doors from the dining table in this Shaw Mesa residence by Michael Doty Architects.
Metal slices through the wood table top referencing the materiality of the house, which includes charred-black timber walls and a corrugated metal roof.
The dining room in Sheffield House is furnished with warm, red-hued wooden chairs with woven seats and a glossy black table.
With these bold hues, which provides a contrast to the house's bleached cedar exterior, the dining area provides an anchor in the open-plan living space.
Black gridded windows and doors wrap a corner of the dining room in this residence in San Francisco.
They open onto a terrace with glass railings, ideal for hanging out before or after a feast.
Set in Salt Lake City, Utah, Wasatch House by Olson Kundig is furnished with a circular table for four diners.
Hues of green, orange ad brown pick up the tones of woodland visible through the window.