Formal Dining Room

For a gal who lives in a low key, boho casual home, I'm always a little surprised at my attraction to formal dining spaces.  I have a formal dining room in my home.  Its the first room you see when entering my home.  I've had great fun creating a formal dining room that multi-tasks as a music-writing-reading room as well.  Here's my dining room:

Here are some other formal dining rooms, far more inspiring than mine:

Not My Beautiful Home

Leber PR

Jonathan Adler

Skona Hem

The Nero Chronicles

Old House
How about you?  Formal or casual dining space?