Friday, December 03, 2010

Friday Finds: Round Dining Tables

With the holidays in mind, creating a beautiful setting for dining is at the top of many of our to to lists, and at the center of every dining experience should be the perfect table. Round tables especially give a sense of intimacy you just can't get from a rectangular or square table. To give you some great ideas of the price range in quality round dining tables, Susi chose this Friday Finds to highlight them from Low to High.

Bayberry Pedestal Table Dark Cherry

Bayberry Pedestal Table Dark Cherry  Low: $212

Broyhill Color Round Oval Pedestal Table

Broyhill Color Round Oval Pedestal Table Mid: $600

Buster Espresso Pedestal Table

Buster Espresso Pedestal Table High $999

Saturday, October 09, 2010

White Chairs, Brown Formal Dining Tables

White Chair Brown TableIf everyone gathers for holidays and special events at your place, you have every right to splurge a bit and go for a more formal dining experience.  Square dining tables and rectangular formal dining tables work best for larger groups to ensure comfort for your family and guests with a little elbow room to spare.

The Buster 60” Square Espresso Dining Table offers the area a larger gathering demands. Add fabric upholstered chairs or if you like to mix things up look try the modern Panton chair or a classic tulip chair in white. Both chairs are comfortable and easy to slide in and out from the table and work great for lots of people coming and going.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Casual Dining Tables for Entertaining

If you like to entertain and keep family and friends close on a regular basis, you definitely need  a comfortable spot to gather for those Sunday evening dinners, brunches with the girls or romantic dinners for two. It’s true many casual dining tables offer a great way to bring everyone together, but one in particular is a dream come true for those with spatial issues or lots of friends and family.

Modloft Spring Dining Table

The Modloft Spring Dining Table takes the top spot on our list of glass dining tables for its unbelievable functionality and beauty. From a small four place dinette to a large eight place dining table, the extention feature on the Modloft alone might win you over. Equally, as impressive is its base and trim design from Malaysian Oak in a Wenge finish and frosted checkered glass extension tops. Unexpected guests will never be an issue, the extension mechanism glides smoothly into perfect alignment within seconds,  giving you the extra space you need at a moment’s notice. 

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Great Idea: Round Dining Tables as Desks

Blu Dot is on my hit list of favorites for the second time this week. This organic looking forked stainless steel Sprout Table caught my eye. It may have been conceived in the designer’s mind simply as a round dining table, but I need a new desk, and I think this will do the trick!

Making my choice difficult, it’s available in three cool colors: a bright yellow that reminds me of a yield sign; a subtle ivory--great looking in contrast to the shiny base; and the unwavering tried and true basic black. I'm going for a black and white home office, check out the one on the Design Public blog. I think as far as round dining tables go, aka computer desks, it’s going to be the ivory. Which is your favorite?

Blu Dot Sprout Table
Blu Dot Sprout Table

Sprout Table Colors
Blu Dot Sprout Table available colors courtesy of Design Public

Saturday, July 10, 2010

3 Chic Round Dining Tables


Round dining tables offer an intimacy you just can’t seem to get with a rectangle or square. Something about being at a round table with family and friends gives a sense of togetherness. To help you get some quality time in with those you love, we picked out three chic round dining tables for you to choose from.

Black Round Dining Table with Drop Leaf                 

The Berkshire Road Antique Black Drop Leaf Pedestal Table is both chic and flirty with curvy legs and a top that drops on one side. The hand-rubbed distressed black finish will make this table look like it’s been in your family for generations. ($413)

Palma Round Dining Table


The Palma Round Dining Table is solid rubber wood with a primavera inlaid starburst pattern. Rich wood in a sienna finish on bold circles stacked to create a pedestal will complement any décor. ($1450)

Eames Round Dining Table

This incredible Eames round dining table made for Herman Miller is brought to you by Hive Modern. The flawless laminate top supported by an aluminum base is as timeless as it is retro. ($449)

Friday, June 18, 2010

One Table—Three Styles

We offer up one beautifully designed table and three ways to achieve your respective style. Whether you like to keep it sleekly modern, decisively contemporary, or straight up traditional, these looks will answer your style calling.

Gina Table

The Table
Bellacor’s Gina table offers neutral styling and the beauty of solid hardwoods and ash veneer in a Java finish. We chose this table because it has subtle lines and style that can lend itself well to most any interior décor. Its timeless design can even weather the winds of a style crisis, if you decide to go from say modern to traditional mid-life.

Dragones Chairs

Style One
Ultra modern and super sleek this set of 4 Dragones chairs are sure to woo you and the Gina table alike. Made of a chrome base and bent plywood veneer in a wenge finish, the set is available for an unbelievable $218.00 price tag.

Wooly Zebra Chair

Style Two
123 Creations will take you for a walk on the wild side with this pair of wooly Zebra chairs in brown needlepoint and white washed hardwood. Take two for an intimate couples dining area at the Gina table or take four for a group function. Either way it’s contemporary and fun.

Powell Parsons Chair

Style Three
For proverbial traditional styling, parsons chairs are a must. Powell created these handsome camel back chairs with small nailhead trim for maximum comfort. Situate four of them in Paisley Chenille with the Gina table for hours of enjoyment dining and discussing the arts and how to solve the world’s problems.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I Love Rock and Rock

You know who you are. You got the punk cut before it was popular, spent long hours playing your air guitar and dreamed about the guy by the recordDiva Dining Table machine. Relive the moment once again by releasing your inner Joan Jett with this powder-coated heavy metal and glass dining table and chairs from Dining Rooms Direct.

Sassy, chic and under a $1000 bucks, the Diva Contemporary Dining Table will be sure to dazzle. Its glass top construction and intersecting beam base and angled chair back design shake it up in all the right places and make this a great choice if you had a glass dining table in mind.


Perfect Companion
You won’t have to bang your head trying to figure out what to put with your new heavy metal dining set, this Dublin sideboard is perfect! Black glass and stainless steel combine to create a seamless look for your dining space. It might change your tune
just a bit. After all, Dublin is the home of the U2 boys.

Dublin  Sideboard




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