Wayfair Dining Tables

Wayfair Dining Tables

The dining room is the place where memories are made. It’s where you gather for special birthday dinners, holiday meals and impromptu dinner parties. It’s where you drink too many bottles of wine, share the events of the day, and laugh over embarrassing stories. And while you technically, don’t need a dining table to do any of those things, Thanksgiving dinner isn’t quite the same when you’re balancing plates on your lap. Creating a dedicated space for gathering for a meal is more that just finding a table and chairs. You want to create an atmosphere that feels open and inviting even when the table is empty. We asked the our designers (who just happen to be Wayfair’s Designer of the Month) for some tips how how to create a dining space that works it’s filled with food or just waiting for the next meal to begin.
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Wayfair Dining Tables

About DwellStudioFounded in 2000, DwellStudio is a design house with a decidedly modern vibe. Spanning furniture, bedding, and décor – with styles for baby and children, too – the brand’s products are united by a common philosophy: the Art of the Mix. From their best-selling signature prints to statement accents, each piece is crafted to mix effortlessly into the home. With offices in New York and Boston, DwellStudio lives as part of Wayfair’s family of brands. Visit www.dwellstudio.com to learn more.

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If you’re lucky enough to have a lot of space for your dining, like the home owner in this Connecticut home (above), you can be more flexible in your table choice. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your chair placement, but you want to be sure that you have enough space around the tables and chairs so that room still feels spacious. In this case, we wanted to emphasize the length of the room so we ran the chairs along the sides of the tables. But in some instances, the room will feel larger, if you place two chairs at the head of the table and the other chairs along the sides.
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Wayfair Dining Tables

Seating Mixing and matching chair styles is one of our favorite ways to create visual interest in a dining space. We love to take it one step further and mix benches or banquettes in with traditional dining chairs. When we designed this home in New York’s Upper East Side, we chose a banquette, which is a great way to squeeze in more seating yet still keep things comfortable. In fact, a banquette is so comfortable that we find our dinner guests linger at the table long after the last plate has been cleared.
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Wayfair Dining Tables

Lighting Drama When we are choosing lighting for the dining room, we love to go big, bold and dramatic. In the New Jersey dining room (above), we kept the rest of the room calm and sedate and brought in drama with the chandeliers above the table. In this space, we used the chandeliers to emphasize the length of the table and the length of the space so we hung two chandeliers side by side. In other cases, a large pendant shade is the best fit.

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“Quality and design are the utmost priority for DwellStudio, so it made perfect sense to partner with a trend-focused, premium brand such as the napkins,” said Bingka Leung, creative director, DwellStudio. “The result is a truly versatile collection that’s a fit for the urban dweller, eclectic entertainer, or everyday shopper looking to elevate their dining experience.”
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Wayfair Dining Tables

One of the only original, single use premium napkins brands, the napkins are made from a soft fiber blend that is both absorbent and durable, while providing a sophisticated design element for any dining table, bar cart or powder room. The DwellStudio for the napkins collection will be sold in a variety of formats, including placemats, guest towels, and dinner and cocktail napkins.
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Wayfair Dining Tables

About the napkinsthe napkins is a husband and wife run company whose premium single use napkins made their US debut in 2015. Inspired by the high end hotel and gastronomy world, their dining solutions are the first to fill the niche between premium paper and linen napkins. They are exclusively designed in Switzerland and produced in Italy, exuding a sophisticated European aesthetic while appealing to a wide range of budgets.
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Choosing a Table: The Shape If you’re working to create a dining area within another space like a living room, a round table is a great choice. We went round in our New York pied a terre because it allows you to incorporate more seating within a smaller footprint. However, be sure that you have enough room around the chairs for people to walk around. If things feel too tight, the space will look much smaller.