Interior Obsessions – Dining Table

A couple weeks ago, Interior Obsessions with FormFire Glassworks took at look at the fireplace as it shifted from the center to the periphery of the home. My Thanksgiving blog break led me to take a look at the dining room table, another area of the home that was typically a focal point, yet often sits unused as a showcase area, as has been the case for many years. In-kitchen eating areas and take out often take the place of sitting at the dining table, but holidays remind us how nice it can be to enjoy good food with family and friends.

Tables have a great range of options in the modern home. Texture, color, size and style all play into the decision-making when it comes to a main dining space. Traditional styles can be mixed with modern seating, while a mix of chairs can take the focus away from a more simple table. Wood tops can be highlighted, or can be hidden under a cloth for added color and texture. White, black and bright colors are additional options for the modern dining room setup, and sizes range from small circular iconic pieces to lengthy, room-filling slabs. Whether you use a more standard table type, or just a picnic table, there’s always something appealing about an inviting tablescape that make you want to linger well into dessert.

(above) Lovely Linen

Traditional Long + Modern Slab

Circular Saarinen

Plain White + Mismatched Metal

Picnic Table + Refectory Dining

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Ah, I miss truly using the dining room table. Mine has become a catch-all for clutter lately…

I recommend buying used tables; they’re abundant and there’s no worry when accidents happen. I want a cozy old table my friends and I can gather around and craft and make art on.


We pretty much never use our dining room table. But hey, at least it looks pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great post Amy.


That picnic table is really cute, but…how do you get to the other side of it?!


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