Reese Witherspoon's 'playful' dining room is a masterclass in combining function and beauty – here's why

The actress's dining room is so stylish yet perfect for a busy family

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What's the recipe to the perfect dining room? As per usual, Reese Witherspoon has the answers. Reese took to Instagram to share her stylish dining room featuring a rustic, natural wood farmhouse table against black and gold vined wallpaper. Needless to say, experts and interior design aficionados alike were obsessed.

According to the experts, Reese's dining room decor is the perfect combination of functional and fabulous elements.

First, experts love Reese's functional and stylish choice of dining room table, which fits into the rustic dining room trend. Interior designer Charmaine Wynter says, 'Reese Witherspoon's unstained farmhouse table showcases a long surface, making it perfect for various activities that cater to the hectic lifestyle of a busy family.'

Charmaine Wynter
Charmaine Wynter

Charmaine Wynter is an award winning interior designer at Charmaine Wynter Interiors and applies her design experience to life, sharing her advice with her followers through her Instagram live 'Host-Chatting with Charmaine Live'. Charmaine has been a featured designer on TV shows across North America. 

NYC-based Interior Designer Karen Loc adds: 'Reese's dining table is the perfect combination of function and charming beauty. It's large enough for dining and entertaining guests in addition to hosting other group activities like painting or simply having fun spending time around the table. The reclaimed wood design is what makes it so versatile because there's less worry about keeping it in perfect condition and more focus on allowing the table to age beautifully with each use. This creates a subtle patina that adds rich depth to her home and contrasts with her white walls to bring a sense of warmth and welcome.'

karen loc of lore design inc.
Karen Loc

Karen Loc is the interior designer and founder of Lore Design Inc. where
she shows nervous renovators that designing a home can be fun and painless.
She brings a fresh perspective to classic design that is tailored for
modern living. Karen is located in New York City and has worked for world
renowned designers and brands like Adam Tihany, Rafael Vinoly, and Morgan
Stanley.

The experts further admire how Reese's table mixes with the dining room walls. Charmaine states: 'When combined with the captivating black and gold wallpaper featuring botanical motifs, positioned above the immaculate white paneled half walls, it generates a room brimming with a playful fusion of beloved elements, rather than a space solely focused on traditional design. This embodies an attitude of individuality and authenticity that we would all benefit from embracing.'

Karen continues, 'Reese's wallpaper adds a playful energy to her dining room. The black and gold color scheme is eye-catching and bold to make this room stand out. The delicate gold leaf pattern is whimsical and brings in an element of nature that complements the wood table while introducing a sense of luxury and glam.'


Whether you have a large soace to play with or a small dining room, the most important thing is that the design works well for you and your family. The best style has substance, a fact of which Reese Witherspoon is constantly reminding us.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.