Formal dining room areas are becoming less ‘formal’ as table trends move to simple, clean, and pure designs. Flexible, functional, and relaxed, livable finishes are the end goal, becoming the preference over ornate details of the past.
China cabinets are also losing momentum to door fronted buffets. Not only are buffets functional storage options, but they allow more self-expression and customization. For instance, the open area above can be garnished with mirrors and art.
EXTRA! EXTRA! Dining casegoods - tables, buffets, chairs - are changing because people are expressing themselves through the jewelry and ornamentation on and around them. Table and case pieces are now serving as the ‘backdrop’ for the jewelry.