On The House: Dining Rooms - Platinum Series Homes by Mark Molthan

On The House: Dining Rooms

On The House With Mark Molthan: Dining Rooms

by D-Home’s Loren Means

Stuffy, overly formal dining rooms are a thing of the past. As Mark has told us before, people are living in their spaces differently. More and more people are entertaining at home and using their dining room on a regular basis. Instead of dusting off the chairs and breaking out the china a few times a year, homeowners are creating spaces with a more inviting, casual feel for every day enjoyment with family and friends.

There are some wonderful memory points in this chic dining room. The ceiling is beautiful, and the color pops are certainly eye-catching, but the fireplace is the star in this space. Built with a slab of Café Noir marble, the fireplace was further enhanced using antique bricks from France which were salvaged from a ship.


Inspired by a home in Newport Beach, this pink dining table is definitely a conversation piece. The wine cellar was installed in the space and illuminated to showcase the owner’s wine collection and artwork. The end result is a great atmosphere for entertaining. Easy access to the wine is also a perk!


Do you feel transported? You should. This dining room was inspired by a vineyard in South Africa. The walls and ceiling are tiled with hand-cut marbleized glass from a collection of Tiffany-inspired mosaics. The tiles come in different unique shades – your eyes are appropriately feasting on “truffle.” For the final touch, the walls were aged with golden Venetian plaster creating a decadent space that still feels warm and relaxing.


This French inspired dining room is one of Mark’s favorite spaces. It is such a wonderful balance of elegance without being too formal. The openness of the dining area along with the soft lighting creates an inviting feel. The light blue, aged Venetian plaster walls are stunning and much thought and detail went into the custom designed dental crown plaster moulding as well as the custom built limestone columns.


With a view like this, décor may be an afterthought. Not in this space. To keep with the light, open feeling of the windowed walls, Mark and his team designed the dining area around this antique mercury lamp. The unique lighting and light quartered wood floors, perfectly compliment this condo and create a setting that is simple, yet relaxing and elegant.


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