About Marina Klima Goldberg

Marina Klima Goldberg is a New Jersey interior designer, allied member of ASID, Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). Her interior design company Klima Design Group, LLC is located in Central New Jersey.

Round Dining Table for Six plus Guests

round table final with wordsJust like with Woody Allen movies, when it comes to round dining tables, you either love them or hate them. And just like his movies, a round table in the dining room can be a blessing or a nightmare.

On the other hand, unlike his movies, a round dining table has no rough edges, so you won’t be bruised the next day. You will have no need to twist your neck when talking to a person sitting next to you. You can observe people and spy at them because you see everyone at all times.  So, beware of the magic of the round table. It can make you want to chat too much and say things worthy of another twisted Woody Allen plot.

If your dining room allows for a round table, consider it. Of course, you will have no luck in an eight-by-sixteen room. Your guests will be squashed against the wall and miserable.   But if your dining room looks more square than rectangular, you can certainly use a round dining table. By the way, don’t take the measuring tape just yet. Look around your space to see if you can visually separate a part of the kitchen or a breakfast nook.

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The Dining Room Decor. A Quick Guide for Lazy People #1

The Dining Room Decor

Interior Design by Marina Klima Goldberg: Klima Design Group, LLC

It used to be that you buy a dining room set just to use it twice a year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well, times have changed. We all try to eat healthier, right? Our children and grandchildren are not so easily bribed with a candy or a hot dog. Like it or not, we entertain more at home and use the dining room more often. So, why not make the process of decorating the dining room into a creative event that you will enjoy and be proud of? You might want to secretly cater some of the food, and that is perfectly fine. But if your dining room looks inviting, you’ve  got half of the party covered! Trust me, you will love it!

Just like with good cooking, there are thousands of creative ways to a beautiful modern dining room. But who has the time to go through all the choices? So, I decided to document my day-to-day process that became The Dining Room Decor. A Quick Guide for Lazy People. Stay tuned for more articles to come within the next couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, here are some tips to decide on the measurements and seats.


  1. How to measure for the table and chairs? 


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Case Study: Living Room Decorating Ideas

Interior Design: Klima Design Group, LLC



  • How to make blue-grey tones warm and inviting in the living room.
  • How to add accessories and details to highlight the wall art.
  • Why use bolder objects for display.

Just like most of us, my client wanted a comfortable living room to relax. Her preferred paint colors were blue-grey with tan and blue-green colors for upholstery. And she disliked orange. Period. Read More