Solid wood is a classic material because it is durable and easy to repair. Pine, acacia, mango and teak are popular, less expensive options. “Solid wood is the most popular, though it’s often the most expensive
A dining table needs to be well crafted and strong, seat a good many people and be a good size for most rooms. As a dining table can be an expensive investment, you will need to take your time in your search to tick off
An interior designers trick is to install lighting in odd numbers, especially in threes. This can work well with lighting and can be applied to pendant lighting to add a modern and clean look.
You can’t go wrong with a classic country table. Generally, the country-style dining table is large and therefore suitable for families or for people who regularly entertain. These tables are usually made from a solid timber, like oak or pine, making them very robust.
Black tables are notoriously tricky, especially if they are veneered, because the smallest scratch will show up. If you are the careful type, however, black is super cool and will always be so.
As a longtime apartment-dweller, I’ve found that the visual weight of a piece of furniture can really influence how big it feels in a room. It may technically fit, but it’ll seem huge if it’s a dark or bulky piece or if it’s too close
At Pulp Design Studios, we’ve been designing kitchens for our clients with two kitchen islands that are spacious, full of purposeful storage, and great for entertaining.
First, marble tables of any kind are bulky and heavy. Second, they have to be well looked after, as the marble can crack and stain. To avoid stains, keep the table cleared and clean at all times, covering it with a tablecloth or placemats when
Brooklyn-based Lisa Kanning of design firm LKID framed the beautiful views in the dining room of this Big Sky, Montana, vacation home with simple, natural accents, choosing Hartmann & Forbes woven window shades and ombre drapery by Rosemary Hallgarten to add a layer of luxury
Stone tabletops can include marble, quartz composite or cast stone. Stone is durable but can be porous and can absorb stains easily. “Depending on how it’s made, it can chip or crack,” said Ms. Hirschhaut, and once that happens, it can be tough or impossible