Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Inspiration: Dining Room Turned Leg Table

This weekend I went over to my friend's house to help her with her dining room.  She just moved and is starting from scratch.  She wants to be practical (as she has two very young children) and stick with a dining room table that will weather the storm, accommodate a large party of guests and is fairly traditional.  She has yet to officially define her style.  How many of us can relate to this?  And, until she does, she just wants a practical room that will last a couple of years.  

So, let's introduce the wooden turned leg dining table.  A look she likes.  Here, are some inspiration pictures:

An espresso stained table matched with simple white side chairs.  The varying shades of wood create depth and interest throughout the room.  

A fellow blogger's breakfast area.  A farm table paired with her dining room chairs.  Love the citrine and gray color combination - so fresh and clean.  
My friend is considering an unfinished table where she can pick the stain of her choice.  Here, is an example of a honey stained table with white Gustavian like dining chairs.  The look is casual, but is dressed up with a crystal chandelier and silver accents.  

Another honey stained table matched with rattan wicker chairs to create a natural and warm look.  I like the addition of the horizontal curtains that add a modern touch. 

An espresso stained table paired with slipcovered side chairs.  She is not a fan of slipcovered chairs, but I only show this for the table.  

A sophisticated room touched with a hint of subtlety.    

A different turned leg table - formal and classic in design.  

So, do you have a turned leg table and how is it used in your design?


  1. The black and white striped curtains are wonderful. what a great idea!

  2. i don't have a turned leg table, but am debating about getting one now. i always imagine it would be high gloss black or grey with a bright colored chairs (yellow or turquoise). I have a glass table now but am soo over it!

    thanks for your comment on my blog today! armour & co is one of my favorite boutiques here in atlanta, and jamie is so sweet. it's a treat to go into the store because she's great about changing up the displays to keep things fresh. plus she's great at styling-it's a great place for inspiration!

  3. I have one and adore it. one of my favorite purchases to date.

  4. Fran, your friend and I could easily be roommates. We have some of the same images saved. I hope you share her decision with us.


  5. Love these, especially the ones that are slightly weathered. I don't have one, but if I did I would pair it with slipcovered chairs on the ends and maybe something funkier in the middle!

  6. great spaces.... so inspiring! i love the citrine and gray room!!

  7. I love the images you showed. I have the same problem - looking for a round pedestal table with a rustic vibe to withstand some wear and tear. Still looking!!

  8. I do have one, but I use it as my desk. It was painted black but I stripped it. I always liked the idea of having the legs painted some cool color, and the top natural. I have drawn all over mine...

  9. While I don't have one, a turned leg table is a classic choice; really works in just about any space!

  10. I love a turned leg table. So classic. I wish I had one! (And a separate dining room would be nice too ;-)

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