We have all seen the trend of large communal eating tables in hip restaurants around the globe in the last 5 years. I love how this trend is coming home. All these vignettes show wonderful large scale tables, many with an eclectic mix of chairs. I love the idea of having a dinner party with friends around one of these tables. I even think there is a feeling of luxuriousness when there are just 2 people eating at a large table – the sense that you can really spread out seems decadent, too.
This one (above) is from an article in Marie Claire Maison magazine. My French is not great but what I gather is that the table was fabricated from grey planks of vintage wood and bound together with decorative red brads. On the table is a collection of vintage bowls from Uzbekistan. My favorite part of this photo is the line of Chinese chairs repainted in an amazing shade of kelly green. A large factory pendant hangs low over the table.
I also love these chunky wood plank tables. Both rooms have a clean and neutral color palette which I find refreshing. The one on the left is from the home of Dutch designers Piet and Karin Boon living just outside Amsterdam. The large wood table was designed by Piet Boon himself. I love the drama of the huge barrel cactus and all the over-scale accessories on the table. The low-hung white chandelier is by Moooi. (shown in Living, etc. magazine)
The one on the right was shown in Marie Claire Maison as well and (again translating from French) is in the home of architects Toby O’Rorke and Brian Messana who live in Hudson River Valley, NY. The table appears to be made of reclaimed wood with the raw edge of the tree still apparent. It is paired with Hans Wegner “Wishbone” chairs.
This one is another nice chunky and simple wood table with trestle legs. The pairing with the high back “Mathilde sofa” is brilliant. They are both from St. Paul Home of Belgium (link via Remodelista).
And finally we have this fabulous mix of vintage and modern design that I posted on my blog last year. It was printed in Living Etc. magazine. This rustic vintage wood table paired with hot pink Arne Jacobsen “ant” chairs is such a wonderfully eclectic mix.