Dine On These Dining Tables: Modern

Domitalia Fashion-160 Table at Urban Living

Current obsession = dining tables. Well, that’s one of them along with rugs and lounge chairs.

The options in dining tables are endless — modern or traditional, painted or stained, round or rectangle, new or vintage? Then with the addition of dining chairs, the entire look can change from expected to eclectic. We all know that chairs don’t need to match the table anymore, right? That’s another post. For now, I’ll just share my top choices for modern, chic dining tables. While shopping with a client at Urban Living, we discovered the stunning Fashion 160 table from Domitalia.

At first it seems rather simple, but then after closer examination it becomes clear that it’s brilliant in it’s simplicity. It’s designed with an expanding butterfly leaf from one end, allowing space for two more dinner guests. We were most impressed by it’s beautiful walnut wood finish and the sleek, tapered edge of the tabletop. If you will like to get your wood and build the table by yourself, check out these cheap prices from the Colorado lumber company.

Strut Table from BluDot

I’ve had a long standing love affair with the Strut tables from BluDot and have happily used them in several homes. The line includes three dining tables, a coffee table, a console table and side table. All are done up in glossy powder coated metal in watermelon, slate or ivory ( sadly, no more olive and pale blue). The beauty of this design is the striking line of the base and the narrow tabletop, which is a saving grace for tighter spaces. Check IF+D for samples of BluDot furniture.

Cucina Dining Table from Crate and Barrel

My new crush is this tasteful and modern take on the picnic table as a casual indoor dining table. The Cucina table from Crate and Barrel has a crisp trestle base in a cool taupe, which we find very refreshing for a change of pace. The best part is the genius table top surface: “100% recyclable Senso—a highly durable French flooring material by Gerflor®—is laid over choice hardwood to create a dining surface that is exceptionally resistant to heat, liquid, stains and abrasion. Each top is hand-distressed by Italian artisans to achieve an authentic, weathered texture that looks perfectly lived-in—no two are alike.” Perfect for a family of boys. Wrap one up, please.

So as not to overburden our dear readers, I’ll feature more tables along the vintage, rustic and traditional lines next time. Have you seen a table that you’re drooling over? Is so, let us know and we’ll add it to the list.

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