The pros reveal how to make the most of a space that's sometimes ignored (while everyone eats at the kitchen counter).
By Abbe Wright
Photo: Jean Randazzo, from Vintage Remix (Abrams)
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Take a Seat
"The best way to encourage comfort and conversation for your guests is through great seating. Invest in dining chairs that invite your family and friends to eat, drink, stay and relax." —Kishani Perera, author of Vintage Remix: The Interiors of Kishani Perera (Abrams)