Dining in the clear

Is having a glass top/ Lucite dining table totally ridiculous?  I just love the way these tables float in the rooms.  They command attention yet don’t dominate.  Very fresh and chic.

The maintenance seems like it would be intense for those who are anti-smudge.  Yet, I can’t get the look out of my head.  After years of favoring chunky wood farm tables, are the winds ashifting?  Or am I just having a temporary crush?

  1. I think the lucite tables may be o.k. – I’ve never been a fan of glass tables, even for a coffee table because I think its scary sitting stuff on it……I’m always afraid its going to break! Having a glass dining room table would be the worst for me with how much you set dishes on it! I prefer chunky wood, as you said :)

    Laura
    http://www.happyroost.blogspot.com

  2. Jessie

    I am a huge fan! I think they are an instant update to any room. I just got a coffee table and they are super high maintenance. I wipe it down pretty much everyday.

  3. If I had a dollar for every time I asked myself that question……I’m also loving the idea of a marble top, too. Holy impractical dreams. Or are they? I’ll be curious to hear what you find out, because I’ve long loved the look, too!

  4. Erin

    Gorgeous, although I would never with a kid. Way too messy.

    I think chunky farm tables are headed out. Can’t wait to get rid of mine. If I could afford it, I would get an oval marble tulip table. Delish.

  5. I actually think these tables are fabulous for families – so long as you are not worried that a child will hit or jump on the glass! Spray some glass cleaner, a quick wipe and you are all set — seriously easier than cleaning a wood tabletop.

  6. Oh I completely agree with Traci–they seem like they’d be so much easier than wood. Honestly, I’ve just never been able to wrap my taste around a glass table. I love these pics though…one of my buddies that owns a fab estate/resale furniture store gets amazing lucite and glass dining tables all the time. I can appreciate their awesomeness without bringing one home.

  7. My mom has a gorgeous glass-top mixed-metal-deco-base table in her dining room. But really it’s just for big occasions–everyday meals are in the kitchen. The upkeep would def. be crazy if you were eating at it 2-3 meals a day, 7 days a week!

    Heather
    loveyourspace.blogspot.com

  8. I think they just might be a’shiftin’…I’ve noticed myself the change in preference from big and heavy to more light and airy…especially in kitchens and dining rooms…I would definitely have an OCD sh** fit over that glass top, though…I don’t think we would be friends for long! (c:

  9. That last one is love at first sight for me! Buti do know that Lucite can scratch so perhaps glass would be better?

  10. I am completely obsessed with the last image…fabulous!!

  11. I love glass and lucite. So lovely! I’ve never been a chunky wood girl!

  12. Fran

    I too agree that lucite or glass would be easier w/kids. I’d prefer lucite personally. But, I like this feel and also have been gravitating towards antiques w/ marble tops – a mix of dark & light.

  13. We had a glass dining table and currently have lucite coffee tables and the smudging is a nightmare. Having said this, I have 2 kids and lots of little friends so your situation may be entirely easier to maintain.

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