Holy moly, I am absolutely smitten with the organic, free-from, wooden coffee tables by Rotsen Furniture. The rugged wood tops look like the were plucked and polished right from the forest floor. And the plexiglass and metal bases really add a nice modern dimension to the tables. Eco friendly too!
Just seeing these tables inspires me to design an organic chic space. Start with a natural woody table, mix in some modern elements, metal accents, fabulous patterened rug and streamlined furniture… and wa-la… Insta-Room!
I really appreciate modern spaces with natural elements mixed in. They really add a little something special.
Let me indulge you in just a few more…
I like to mix in interesting end tables to spice up a traditional interior. If your coffee table is boxy, why not balance things out with a sculptural end table? Or if if one is wood, why not do the other in metal? Since end tables are smaller, and not set at center stage, its easier to take risks and mix in furniture with a little extra flair.
There are so many tables with interesting shapes, textures, colors and personality. Why not think outside the box and add a little depth to your space? Here are a few of my favorites…
4. Rocker Boca X Base, Room Service LA, $695
5. Upholstered Nailhead End Table, Vanguard, to the trade
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?
Have you seen Nicole’s dining room? I love it all- the mirrored wall, the acrylic chairs with cute cushions, but what I was most surprised by was my admiration for her White (Ikea!) Dining Table.
I always chuckle how many of my clients shy away from white. I think, for them, it conjures up images of “country” or “sterile.” I always try to re-educate them. White can be modern and sophisticated. White can also be that needed neutral contrast in a colorful room. White can break up a whole lot of wood, wood and wood. Which is why it can be so fab in a dining room- a space that can easily become heavy and woody.
Here are some dining rooms with white tables that hit just the right note for me.
alexandra rowley via southern living
Jill Stuart via Elle Decor
Juan Carlos Garcia Lavin via Elle Decor