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by Megan McDonough

November is here, and for many of us, that means a lot of quality time spent around the dining room table.

It’s the perfect place to share good meals and conversation with friends and family.

Interior designer and stylist Ginny Macdonald’s cozy, Old World-inspired dining room caught our eye on Instagram.

Instagram/ @ginny_macdonald

The standout space looks warm and inviting – a perfect place to swap stories, jokes and laughs with guests around the holidays.

“My main inspiration for this room, and the house in general, was heavily taken from having grown up in the U.K.,” Macdonald, of Ginny Macdonald Design, wrote in an email.

Instagram/ @ginny_macdonald

The designer, who now lives in Los Angeles, incorporated a mix of vintage furnishings and contemporary accents to create a curated look.

Instagram/ @ginny_macdonald

While the dining table and Eames chairs are new and speak to a midcentury era, most of the other pieces of furniture are flea market finds,” she said.

The centerpiece of the room – the oversize vintage map of England – was scouted by Macdonald at an antique mall in California. “It’s probably my favourite vintage find in the house,” she wrote.

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Instagram/ @ginny_macdonald

For a similar feel, scour your flea markets, antique stores or Loot.com

Want to achieve this look? Try these tips and products.

For dining room chairs, don’t be afraid to mix and match styles.

“Start off by selecting the main pieces, whether it be the dining table or the chairs,” Macdonald advised.

“If you choose a modern dining table, then look for vintage chairs, and vice versa.” 

Mr Price Home | Jaipur Dining Table
SKU: 8201110354001
R7,000.00

This wooden dining chair is made with high quality birch wood that is durable and long lasting.

With a comfortable woven seat and a classic design, this chair has a timeless appeal that will complement any dining setting.

Mr Price Home | Birch Wood Cross Chair
SKU: 8202010832001
R1,200.00

Add some style and fun to your living space with this Mr Price Home velvet swivel chair.

Upholstered in velvet this is a key piece for your classic lounge or bedroom setting.

Mr Price Home | Lucca Swivel Velvet Chair
SKU: 8101012822001
R4,000.00

Macdonald was planning to swap out the art deco-inspired light fixture that came with the house, but she decided to keep it after receiving compliments. 

This Mr Price Home metal and glass hanging pendant will suit an urban living space and home.

Looks great above a kitchen island or dining table, whether hung individually or clustered in a group.

Mr Price Home | Metal And Glass Rectangular Hanging Pendant
SKU: 7304010652001
R599.99

This abstract circles on plinth will make a statement in your living space.

Mr Price Home | Abstract Circles On Plinth
SKU: 7105016052001
R299.99