Gather Around The Table

Nothing exemplifies “home” like the kitchen, and in extension, the kitchen table. It’s the place that we gather and hopefully, communicate and spend time with one another. Therefore, it should be a space that welcomes us and brightens our day.

We should decorate our table in a way that we can easily utilize and enjoy it. Let me show you mine…

kitchen table

The 60″ table is by Stanley Furniture. It’s the largest size table that I could use that would accommodate all six of us. I love that the legs are different from the top. It adds such character to the table. The chairs are also from Stanley. The windsor chair is one of my favorite style chairs.

I like to leave these black woven placemats on the table at all times, because it’s so easy for anyone to just sit right down with their plate of food and start to eat. They help protect the tabletop from hot plates and water marks from glasses. I keep placemats on my kitchen table, not on my formal dining room table. I think that there is a huge difference in how you decorate your table that you use several times throughout the day and the table that is only used every once in a while. (Maybe it’s just a “southern” thing to have placemats and napkins on your kitchen table.)

I love my big, red oriental-like teapot! I found it a few years ago at Pier 1. My favorite part of this table is the shelf underneath that holds my basket of apples. Realistically, that shelf can only be used for decorative purposes, because it’s too hard to get under there to retrieve anything.

kitchen table decor

Here is an example of the exact same table in solid wood, found at BHG. I love the red wicker chairs! It’s a fun look. And look at that chandelier! Talk about fun! This room is so “put together.” Go check out their website, they have great pictures and ideas for your kitchen and dining room.


I love this rustic Emerson Table from West Elm. I think it would be gorgeous with some slipcovered Parson Chairs. The contrast between the chairs and the rustic table would be great. It would also be awesome to do one bench and chairs on the other side. West Elm has a whole Emerson furniture collection. (They have a gorgeous Emerson bed!)

                                                {West Elm}

Ballard Designs has this amazing black Trestle Table that has a leaf, that when added, creates seating that will accommodate 10 people! That would be great at Thanksgiving! I love the gray toned wicker chairs. They give off a casual, yet comfortable look to the dining area.

{Ballard Designs}

Whether you have a round table, rectangle table, square table or “card table,” be sure that you create a dining space that will comfortably and efficiently accommodate the needs of your family. It needs to be a space where families can meet and draw closer together.

Besides, we all know that family and food just naturally go together. So make the space a good one!


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  1. says

    Saw your table on Looksi this morning and just had to come over and tell you how much I love it! I have a weakness for Windsor chairs and I’ve wanted some forever. I finally got a huge table (kind of the color of yours) and 8 black Windsor chairs for Christmas this year. Love the look! Now I’m thinking I need some placemats too though. 🙂


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