Wood veneer is often a more affordable alternative to solid wood. Here a very thin layer of solid wood or material printed to look like wood is glued to a plywood or other wood core. To identify good veneer, look for tables with clearly-labeled core
Color is cool but beware the trendy hue. Today’s on-trend shade is tomorrow’s fashion fail, so choose wisely. Classic colors, such as the primaries (red, yellow and blue), usually have staying power, mainly because they are so unapologetically basic.
Consider a designer pack-and-go dining table. Plywood is lightweight and durable, and a plywood table can be flat-packed and assembled as needed at home. Your dining table then can be packed up and moved as necessary. Plus it works well in a home with modern
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
Don't forget about the importance of layers of light when creating a room design, particularly in kitchens. The concept is key when you can combine ambient, task, and accent lighting to devise a dynamic space. In this kitchen, Lambert Pendants work with sconces and recessed
If you want to be more flexible with your guests, pay attention to the leg width and where the legs are placed. In general, a table with thinner legs, or where the legs are at the corners, will make it easier to squeeze an extra
For this master bedroom in an apartment located on The World, the largest private residential cruise ship sailing today, designer Jeanette Hubley brought a softer feel to the glamorous space with sheer linen drapery that allows light in and plays off the textured Phillip Jeffries
Glass dining tables are tough, too. Today’s versions are made with tempered safety glass, which means the glass resists scratches and heat and won’t shatter if knocked.
Buy without guilt if you truly fall in love with one marble’s timeless appeal will make it a table that is always in fashion but do be aware that a marble tabletop comes with a couple of drawbacks.
If you have an outdated dining table and chairs, it may be worth investing in some new furniture to help present the room in the best way.