Zen and the Art of the Dining Room Table

We are continuing our 2-part series on tables and their role in Interior Design to help a room be balanced and in harmony. We began last week with the blog post: How End, Side and Coffee Tables Bring a Room into Balance. This week, we showcase the Dining room table, a piece that is the nucleus of a home.

In the Dining room, the table is a center piece. In my opinion, it should be a piece of art that also serves one of the most important functions in the home – the destination for special events where good friends center around to enjoy each other’s company and great food. Here are some of my favorite Dining room tables and the Zen they bring to a Dining room.

Lona Design Dining Room Table

Lona Design

This table works magic in a transitional style beach house or country Kitchen.

Spectrum Collection Dining Room Table

Spectrum Collection

I would love to see this table used in a sleek city apartment. The base looks like something you would want to rub your toes against.

Kristen Buckingham Dining Room Table

Kristen Buckingham

I love theidea of mixing very traditional details with a much more casual finish on this table. It would look terrific in a Loggia.

Matthew Fairbank Design Dining Table

Matthew Fairbank Design

Thistable speaks of strength to me. The profile is so strong and graphic. I am obsessed with black and white rooms and would enjoy seeing this in a Dining room with black and white flocked wallpaper.

Decorative Crafts Dining Room Table

Decorative Crafts, Inc.

This table looks so happy to me with the red gloss finish and sassy, gold edged detail. It would work terrific in a multipurpose room that serves as a Dining room and Library. Just imagine the room lined with bookshelves loaded with leather bound books.

Karkula Dining Room Table

Karkula

This table is so sculptural and looks like artwork. It has the visual impact to stand alone in a large space.

Carole Gratale Inc. Dining Room Table

Carole Gratale, Inc.

I like the clean lines of this table base. It is complex, yet so simple.

 

Artifacts International La Cienage Dining Room Table

Artifacts International

This table would look good in an open floor plan where the living space and Dining room are combined because it has such a graceful, bold base.

Artifacts International Monterey Dining Room Table

Artifacts International

I like the idea that this table is child friendly, yet still has such a great design profile.

Objet Insolite Dining Room Table

Objet Insolite

I like the mix of the sculptural bronze base and the ceruse wood top.

R&Y Augousti

R&Y Augousti

This table style is a perfect complement to the timeless shagreen finish.

Boco Do Lobo Dining Room Table

Boco Do Lobo

If you are looking for a show stopper table, this is the one for you. The combination of the ebony top and the gold leaf base are stunning.

My hope is, in these last two blog posts that I was able to help you see tables in a new light; how they bring a room into balance, and how they can be a piece of art that is also highly functional. Did I do that for you?

To see how I have done this as an Interior Designer for my clients, here is how “it’s all in the details.”

Related sites

Lona Design

Spectrum Collection

Kristen Buckingham

Matthew Fairbank Design

Decorative Crafts, Inc.

Karkula

Carole Gratale, Inc.

Artifacts International

Objet Insolite

R&Y Augusti

Boco Do Lobo


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