Tulip Tables

I have two large, white bookshelves in my dining room that dominate the majority of the wall space.  Because of that, I feel strongly that I must have a wood dining table to balance out all the white.  But if my situation were different, I’d sure love to have a Saarinen tulip table with carrara marble top.

I really enoy the silhouette of the table and it pairs so perfectly with just about any chair!  And if you’ve read this blog a bit, you know I have quite a thing for chairs.  Plus there is something so organic and social about a round table.  Each person is equal distance from their dining partners, encouraging conversation, sharing and food fights.  Ok, maybe I’m too grown up for a food fight…

So lets review some pretties and some chair pairings, shall we?

Cantilever chairs.  Yum, like it.
Bertoia chairs, with cushions so they aren’t painful.
Not quite as pretty as non-cushioned, but much more practical!
I would mention the chairs, but I’m too fixated on the dark wall and copper pendant…
looks great with traditional upholstered chairs with nail head trim.
Rolling chairs?  Yes, No, Maybe?
Yellow and metal Beaut’s
Are these Milo Baughman?  Anyone?
Ghost chairs alone would seem to empty for me, 
but I like it in combination with the banquette.
Tulip chairs are the expected pairing with tulip tables.
A little too matchy for me, but I can’t argue that it works…
With another banquette and Baahhh I want to make out with that lighting fixture.
Upholstered chairs… don’t love the style but I enjoy the splash of raspberry.
Eames molded plywood chair.  Not my favorite, but Sure.
West Elm’s Overlapping square’s chair.
This one is a fail for me, maybe its the chair back competing with the Imperial trellis wallpaper.
Maybe its the square shape with the round table.
What do you think?
  1. i am a lover of the tulip table as well! you are right about the west elm chairs, no go for me. i love all of your images and cute comments for each.

  2. thanks for stopping by – i’m now ur newest folloer – hope u can do the same :o)

    my friend has this tulip table in their eat in kitchen – it’s STUNNING – she has it paired with Panton chairs – looks FABULOUS!

  3. Wow…great collection – love, love the yellow chairs. They would look fabulous in my kitchen!

  4. Love this collection of images! I hope to someday own one of these tables.

    Noticed something – in the photo with the light fixture you love, is the chair’s back missing??

  5. Love the tulip table, a must have and you are never too old for a food fight…

  6. Ashley

    I got very lucky and purchased a tulip side table at the DWR outlet for uber-cheap! It doesn’t have the carrera marble top, but I’m still very pleased with it. A chic shape for the ages.

  7. I like most, but agree that the West Elm chairs don’t work.

    I have a tulip table that came with tulip chairs, but right now I have rolling knoll office chairs around it in my office. It’s cute, but I wouldn’t set it up with rolling chairs if it were in my dining room.

  8. nkp

    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen the image with the upholstered chair with nail heads, but I love it!

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