Home for the Holidays – Formal Dining Areas

November 23, 2022

‘Tis the season. No matter what you celebrate, chances are you’ll be getting together with family and friends over the next few weeks to enjoy a nice meal. At Slocum Hall, we like to focus on the space where you’ll be doing that. Last year we wrote a blog about Formal Dining vs. Casual Eating Spaces and the pros and cons of each. This year, let’s take a look at some of our recent favorite formal dining areas – spaces separate from the kitchen designed to host gatherings and where the un-avoided mess in the kitchen is out of view.

Residence on Ash 

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This formal dining room serves as a vignette off the main corridor in this modern prairie-style home, spanning over one hundred feet of contiguous space. The notable features of this room include oversized windows, a custom hip-roof skylight, and a beautiful custom chandelier. The dining area is one of many carefully curated spaces and is the perfect place to wow a small group during the holidays. 

Residence on West Newton Hill 

This formal dining room was part of a renovation that completely refigured the first-floor living spaces without enlarging the original footprint. This formal space lies directly off of the kitchen space, making it perfect for large holiday gatherings.

Residence in Waban

This English Manor style home was completely gutted and renovated in order to accommodate a couple who wishes to age in place. The formal dining room, which is perfect for their family gatherings, is nestled between the front entrance and the butler’s pantry, which leads directly to the kitchen. It’s the ideal situation for hosting.