I had my heart set on having a round table for the new dining room (if we get the house, that is). I reached out to the fabulous Amanda of Casa Brasi to ask her advice on said round table. She was a complete doll as she emphasized to work with the flow of the room.
Long story short, a round table really won't work for a 18x13 rectangular room. *le sigh* But I was immediately encouraged when I picked up the latest issue of Floria Design magazine. There was an ad that immediately captured my heart.
Roz Shuster. You have to go to the site to see this photo in color, I highly encourage you as this space SINGS in color.
Anyhooo.. this design is so light yet chic, which is very appealing to me. Although I can't make around table work, this table option makes me giddy. I love the open pedestal base that lends to that air of lightness and space. Another design element I love is the molding on the walls, it adds eye pleasing architecture. Lastly, the tall bookcases... it's GENIUS!! The brown really pops against the white walls and has a nice relation to the light brown flooring. (see color photo) It also draws the eyes up, making the room seem so much bigger. In addition, it's a nice departure from the norm of a china cabinet or buffet or console.
The only thing I don't like is that the table top is glass... umm no. I don't want a glass table. So I've been on the hunt for an equally stylish table.
I really LOVE this table! It has a similar feel of the Shuster table and no glass top. I wish I had a better photo but you can view it bigger here.
photos courtesy of Baers, FurnitureStoreNC, HomeElement
I think all of these tables are fab and I would LOVE to see this last one in person. Once I select a table, I can then refinish my chairs... may have to get rid of the leopard.