Hi! My name is Lindsey and I'm a guest blogger for DesignShuffle.com. I am so lucky that I get to write on interior design and home décor topics every day. It's my dream job. I have a special fondness for Chesterfield sofas, Eames chairs and the color yellow. I love visiting Desire to Decorate because Wendy has such a great eye for really pretty designs. And I'm super excited to share this post with you on an interior design trend: chunky wooden dining room tables. Enjoy!
One of the trends occurring in the interior design/home décor world right now is rustic and oh-so-chic. It's the unexpected pairing of chunky wood dining room tables with mid-century modern or contemporary dining chairs. It's one of my favourite interior design ideas because it combines the modernity of seating with the antique/rustic quality of a solid oak, teak or pine, dining room table. As you'll see, the following pairings are ridiculously gorgeous and easy to replicate. So if you need a bit of inspiration to get a leg up on this trend, take a look at these images.
Yatzer (via)There's something very masculine about this dining room design. A wooden table with chunky legs and a matching set of leather dining chairs looks so clean and rugged against the glossy pairing of white and black.
Apartment Therapy (via)S-Chairs by Verner Panton look right at home with this wood slab dining room table. If you're crafty (or know someone who is), you can easily replicate this look with a few slabs of repurposed wood.
Elle Décor (via)This is from the home of fashion designer, Jason Wu. A wood table pairs beautifully with chic black chairs and a lovely chandelier. Come to think of it, the shapeliness and curvature of the wood and chairs sort of mimic one another. Do you agree?
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This table isn't quite so chunky. Though the table is marble-topped, the legs are rough and unfinished. Paired with white Henry Bertoia chairs in a very rustic space, the result is picturesque, yet stylish.
Design Manifest via Skona Hem (via)In this eat-in kitchen design, the table is super chunky, especially in the legs. Yet for some reason, it looks so pretty paired with a set of black leather dining chairs. If you're looking to recreate this look, there are two ways to go about it. You can choose a chunky table that's been smoothed down, or even veneered, or you can go for something rougher, repurposed and unfinished. Paired with chic, modern dining room chairs, the look is sure to be fabulous either way!
I’m thrilled Lindsey wanted to guest post today, love this post. I’ve always loved these natural wooden beauties, I’ve had my eye on one from Urban Tree Salvage for a while now. Thank you for joining us Lindsey, and I hope you will come again. Be sure to head on over to DesignShuffle.com to get your daily dose of interior design ideas!