Of course, this is Atlanta, home of the 'house proud', and very formal dining rooms are alive and well. Many of the dining rooms involve an ornate crystal chandelier.
There is a lot going on in this dining room! The chandelier seems a bit big for the table, but maybe it is just the perspective of the photo.
This room was probably decorated in the 90s (or even the 80s) based on the window treatments and the color of the walls. Most of the dining rooms in the listings these days have neutral colored walls, or light at the very least.
I like the striped window treatments in this room.
This is an interesting dining room - it is unusual to see a glass top table with such formal chairs and sideboard.
This is from a manor that has been on the market for years. The price: $16.5 million. It used to be Atlanta's most expensive listing, but now there are several homes that are priced at $20 million. Now this is a banquet sized dining room!
Yes, this is actually from a home for sale in Atlanta!
There were a few Murano or Venetian style glass chandeliers on the listings too.
As well as a few gold or metal chandeliers:
There were even a few contemporary chandeliers in the listings:
After looking at all of these dining rooms, the style that really appeals to me is the simpler empire style chandelier. It seems so elegant and versatile to me, neither too formal nor too casual.
As a side note, what did people do before the real estate listings were online? They certainly provide hours of entertainment for me, and enable a legal way to peer into some of the lovely homes in Atlanta.