Is there a piece of furniture that works quite as hard as the dining table?
From slow, weekend breakfasts covered in crumbs and newspapers, rainy craft filled afternoons with your little ones, through to intimate candle-lit dinners for two. Then there’s Christmas and Birthday celebrations of course crowded around by your nearest and dearest.
One thing that’s for sure is that the dining table is always at the centre of the action and plays an important part in these long held special memories.
So it’s not surprising that for many of us, no matter what size our home, this particular item carries with it a great deal of emotion and becomes one of our most treasured possessions.
Yet just because it needs to be super practical doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful too.
Within my home our dining area forms part of an open-plan space at the back of the house. With views of the garden on three sides, it also incorporates a family living area as well as the kitchen. So as you can imagine our dining table really needs to hold its own, define this area as well as continue my Nordic style.
Over the next few months I’m giving this huge part of our house a bit of a makeover so if I’m to have everything ready in time for the festive season I’m going to have to be making a final decision on our new dining table soon.
Here’s some of my current favourites:
- Muuto 70/70 Table, £1,049, Tea and Kate
- Normann Copenhagen Form Table, £1,275, Houseology
- JENSENplus K2 Dining Table, £1,036, JENSENplus
- Skagerak Georg Dining Table, £1,399, Skandium
- Hay Copenhague Deux CPH220, £465, Utility
- Menu Snaregade Table Oval, £1,878, Finnish Design Shop
- &Tradition In Between Table SK3, £714, Cloudberry Living
- Gubi Elliptical Dining Table, £1,974, Utility
- Ikea Ypperlig Table, £150, Ikea
So which one do you prefer?
I’m currently leaning towards a round table given the space we have available and the contrast it would create against our square bay window. One things for sure I will reveal the final look on the blog in the next few weeks!
All images from respective brands. Main image: JENSENplus and Hege Morris.