When it comes to Dining Tables, Houston designer Laura M. Dalton
of Laura S. Mitchell Interior Design
, has used a wide range of shapes and styles in her clients' dining rooms. And as a seasoned designer in the business, Laura has her favorite "go to" list of tables that she uses because she knows they never disappoint. We're delighted today to have Laura educate us a bit on this subject and share her inside scoop on some of her favorites.
BACKGROUND: Laura S. Mitchell Interior Design was established in 1999. Laura studied interior design at the University of Texas at Austin and apprenticed under both Mariette Himes Gomez of Gomez Associates
and John Rosselli of John Rosselli & Associates
. While most of Laura's projects are in Houston, she has traveled to Colorado, London and throughout Texas to work with clients. With projects known for their clean lines, sophisticated style and timeless rooms, Laura creates a "biography" for her clients by considering their everyday needs and transforming them into livable, tailored environments.
These are a few of my favorite...Dining Tables!
Often I use my client's existing tables or I commission a custom table when designing a room, but my favorite standbys are the following:
1. Concrete Dining Table - available at Restoration Hardware
This is indestructable which is a must for raising young ones!
2. Saarinen 78" Oval Dining Table with a "White" base and "Extra White Marble" top - Design Within Reach
Such a beautiful classic design which is an investment. This only works with families who are not afraid of costuming their "own" patina-ed top!
3. Big Sur "Smoke" 65" Dining Table - Crate & Barrel
This table has such strong, simple lines with its parson shape and the "Smoke" finish individualizes the space.
4. Grant Table - Lillian August
This table is a piece of art and so well made!
5. Calais Table Base - Dennis & Leen
This base is beautiful and just a treat to look at. It is just amazing with a distressed wood top as it is with a stone top. Just make sure you're not going to be shifting your set-up around if you go with stone, because it is not light!
6. Benchwright Extending Dining Table - Pottery Barn
This piece is genius! Completely durable and has the option of being 2 different sizes. The base has a great architectural aesthetic with the strong criss-cross base.
Thank you Laura! We love to know the skinny on where to get a great dining table!
Laura M. Dalton / Laura S. Mitchell Interior Design
Blog: Once in a Little While
(Images: 1-6: Laura Mitchell Interior Design; 7-8: Restoration Hardware; 9: Design Within Reach; 10: Crate&Barrel; 11: Lillian August; 12: Laura Mitchell Interior Design; 13: Pottery Barn; 14-17: Laura Mitchell Interior Design)
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