How to decorate a dining table for everyday

One would think decorating a dining table would be a simple task. But that’s always easier said than done. What colors should I choose? Which materials look best? What should I use as my centerpiece? How do I balance the heights? Weights? And those textures? It can be a bewildering ordeal figuring out just where to start, so we’ve put together a starter kit for how to decorate a dining table for everyday.

1. Start with shape 
Every dining room starts with the perfect dining table, and this can vary depending on the size and flow of the space you’re working with. Some shapes have the ability to create an illusion for bigger (or smaller) spaces. When choosing your table, note that rectangular tables tend to add length, whereas round tables can make better use of smaller spaces.

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Our Round Marble Tulip Table featured by The Fox and She is a good example of how round tables can make better use of smaller spaces. Credit: The Fox and She.

2. Be creative with centerpieces
Centerpieces can completely transform your dining table. Decorative sculptural pieces can be a beautiful addition that showcases your personality and can add tremendous height and depth to your overall look. For more practical pieces, fruit (bowls) and candles serve a duo purpose. Something like our nordic metal planters are more purposeful than just for plants; the smaller sizes sit beautifully on table tops and make an amazing fruit bowl while the black metal offers a refined and edgy look for your home. When in doubt, flowers are a classic centerpiece choice, adding texture, height and a taste of the changing seasons.

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Flowers are a classic centerpiece choice, adding texture, height and a taste of the changing seasons. These pretty pink peonies are also a bright addition the minimalist background of concrete and marble in this stunning home. Photo: Rove Concepts.

3. Keep it simple 
Lastly, keep it simple. For an everyday, year-round look, neutral colors and natural materials can bring out the best flavors for dining and will never go out of style. This also makes it easy to focus on what really matters – food!

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For an everyday, year-round look, neutral colors and natural materials can bring out the best flavors for dining and will never go out of style. Credit: Gillian Stevens.

Are you ready to decorate your dining table? Do it now and get 10% off all dining, including the classic marble tulip tables and accessories featured above. Use promo code DINE16 to save until July 25! Decorate your dining table.

 

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Gillian Stevens

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How to Eat This Week (10 Things We Like On Pinterest)

After the long weekend, it’s hard not to think about festive dining and all of those bottomless beverages. So, here’s how to eat this week, 10 things we like on pinterest that centralize on one thing: dining. Let’s eat!

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The classic DSW chair – never go wrong.

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I call this one nordic / french because it’s simple, natural, and it features classic french bistro chairs.

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Eclectic, but calm.

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Loving that strapped marble vase in the center of this long dining set.

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You don’t need much with these edgy black metal candle holders.

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Sweet and simple.

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Patios like these make me wish I lived in Cali..

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An incredible wallpaper backdrop that makes me dream about dining in the tropics.

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The epitome of bright and airy.

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Finishing off with these classic Wegner Wishbone chairs (now on sale!

 

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Colorful Communications Agency Reflects Personality

New Jersey-based communications agency, BGB Group, just had a makeover. TPG Architecture was commissioned to design an office space that was colorful and bright. “The space reflects their personality with bright colors, themed conference rooms, and other details that are bound to make their staff happy to come to work everyday,” explains the designers. Besides making their current employees happy, BGB also hopes the new space will entice new hires and clients to come visit.

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The office spans two floors and 35,000 sqft. It includes two kitchens, three phone rooms and 11 conference rooms ranging in sizes that accommodate four to 22 people.

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Inside you’ll see wooden floors, high ceilings, columns, exposed brick, large windows, and lots of mid-century modern elements.

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Can you spot the Starck Master’s Chair, Saarinen style Ball Chair, classic wavy plastic Panton Chair, the coveted Wegner Shell Chair, and the ever versatile George Nelson Platform Bench? The Eames Management Office Chairs are most easy to spot. Bonus points if you can pin-point the rare Noguchi Table!

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