Best of 2023: Dining Rooms

It’s the last week of the year, so it’s time to look back at the best interiors and outdoor spaces posted on The Nordroom in the past twelve months. In the Best of 2023 series, you will find this year’s most beautiful rooms and gardens.

Every room posted in this post includes a link to the complete home tours in which you can find these interiors so you can see more of these beautiful homes.

It’s been a joy to share all these beautiful homes with you this year. And I hope you will stick around next year to see more beautiful home tours, design news, and more. If you want to stay up to date with the latest blog post of The Nordroom, you can subscribe to the newsletter.

Make sure to check in with The Nordroom this week to take a look at all the best interiors of this year. In this post, you will find the best dining rooms of 2023. Enjoy!

photo: Haris Kenjar

The wallpaper in the dining room is called Gooseberry by Jean Monro.

photo: Haris Kenjar

Every room in this San Francisco pied-à-terre designed by Heidi Caillier features in my Best of 2023. So, of course, I’m also sharing the dining room. The dining room is connected to the rest of the house with a small hallway where Heidi added a built-in bench with purple upholstery.

photo: John Stoffer

The classic 1930s Grand Rapids home designed by Jean Stoffer features this purple dining room featuring the ‘Verte’ wallpaper from Kelly Ventura.

photo: The Agency

The dining room in a Mallorcan townhouse designed by Durietz Design features the original checkerboard floor tiles, wooden beams, and a large dining table.

photo: Inigo
photo: Inigo

I have featured many houses on the blog this year, and one of my all-time favorites is the renovated country house of Clarence & Graves. The dining room has a fireplace with a raised hearth inspired by the open fires found in traditional Italian kitchens. The walls are painted in “Dead Salmon” by Farrow and Ball.

I have featured two Scandinavian log houses with beautiful dining rooms this year. On the left, is the dining area in a Swedish log house. And on the right, you see the light dining room in a Norwegian log house.

photo: deVOL Kitchens

The kitchen and dining room in an English apartment are both made with Classic English cabinets from deVOL Kitchens. The walls and ceiling in this dining room are painted in a lovely soft pink shade. The deVOL cabinets with copper worktops are used to create a home bar.

photo: Inigo

This 18th-century cottage is precisely how you would picture an English cottage. The dining room is defined by the house’s original wooden frame and a large brick fireplace. The walls are painted in ‘Picture Gallery Red’ by Farrow & Ball.

green window trims dining space
photo: Domus Nova
dining space gallery wall
photo: Domus Nova

If you love fun colors and eclectic interiors, you will love this artist home in London. The dining room is wonderfully bright and colorful, with a mixture of furniture and decor pieces, art, and a stained glass ceiling window.

photo: Inigo

The dining room of a 17th-century pink home gives you a glimpse of the rest of the house. The historic house is designed with a considered palette of honest colors, textures, and materials that embrace the history of the house.

photo: Inigo
photo: Inigo

There is a historic touch to the interiors of this Victorian house. In the dining room, they paired muted colors and wooden furniture with warm yellow color accents. The walls are painted in ‘Sabi Gray’ by Atelier Ellis.

photo: Inigo

This Georgian townhouse in Falmouth was carefully restored using only historically accurate details, and where lost, original features were reinstated using existing examples for historical accuracy.

In this dining room, the antique Kilkenny marble chimneypiece was rescued from a home in Knightsbridge. The walls are painted in green limewash paint by Bauwerk.


A late 19th-century townhouse on Mallorca has been renovated by Rôck&Villa. The original features were preserved during the renovations, and the house is decorated with modern furniture, designed by Rôck&Villa’s in-house designer.

photo: Airbnb

Maison Aumône is the Provencal home of Rachel Baker, known as 3 Sources, a wellness and lifestyle brand. The French country house is available to rent on Airbnb and features this typical French dining room with terracotta floor tiles, an antique dining table, and a fireplace.

photo: Shootfactory

We’re ending this series with a bang. This family home in London is packed with color, and for the dining room, they opted for an all-pink look. Very fitting for this Barbie year, isn’t it?

These were my favorite dining rooms of 2023. If you want to look at the best spaces of previous years, you can check out the entire best of category by clicking here.