The dining room gets updated with fresh curvilinear table shapes. While classically rectangular, we are seeing more exciting table options in the round and oval categories.
The common misperception is that the rectangular table can seat more guests. However, think about how many weddings or galas that you’ve attended and what shape most of the tables typically are…round. Formal dining comes in all shapes, but the round table allows as much or more space due to lack of corners, yet more importantly its just a more fluid position for dinner conversation. Additionally, considering we are all constantly dialed into to our devices, dinner conversation is finally our chance to actually engage live. Let’s make the most of it. In the formal dining image below, a party of 12 can dine comfortably together at a large round table. For this post, the Jigsaw Design team will walk you through a variety of round table options and styles that are piquing our interest.
Size does matter. We are loving the oversized round tables like the Concorde table in marble and oak…an added bonus is the spinning tray for self service. Here you see a party of 8 with plenty of room and exploding with style. Highlights being the marble top and elegantly designed legs.
Meanwhile, smaller round options for city dwellers or breakfast rooms seat 4 to 6 perfectly. Even these petit options can set the tone for a swoon worthy space. Add character and style to a classic antique wood table when pairing with oversized art and dramatic chairs. Get quirky with geometric wallpaper as a backdrop to a simple glass table amped up with an abstract brass base like the image below. How cheeky!
The iconic mid-century round table by Saarinen for Knoll at DWR is probably the perfect white modern table. Its simple and pure, plus with the white marble craze we are living in this table is like a chameleon that can fit into most styles of home, beach bungalow, modern, Hampton’s craftsman, you name it. The beauty of this timeless treasure is the availability in so many different sizes, starting at 35” and stretching up to 60”. That coupled with the ability to customize the table top and base colors help you create the perfect look for your space.
Though we could go on and on about our love affair with round tables, we have to mention the oval as well. She’s curvy and oblong adding flair to a space that might just be too tight a squeeze for a perfect circle.
Additionally, we love the curved bench style seating for the oval table like the image below. This creates a cozy and intimate space for lingering over meals with friends. For a sleek and chic oval, the uber-cool Emmemobili UFO lacquered modern round white dining table has the corner on this market.
Deserving honorable mention is the Bonsai table that can be put in a category all its own. We couldn’t resist sharing this avant-garde piece that’s part oval and part geometric. All of your artsy friends will reel it for weeks after your next dinner party.
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Stay tuned for our next blog on square dining tables…coming soon!