Maybe we don’t want our mother’s or grandmother’s dining room set, but we do want the warmth and excitement she brought to the table for all the festive family celebrations the holidays still hold. There’s nothing quite like great food and good company around a sparkling, formally-set table – with all your best crystal, treasured china and gleaming silverware, on a jaw-dropping dining room table that completely expresses your personal style.
Here are a few things to consider when selecting the perfect dining room table: How many guests do you usually invite for dinner over the holidays? Do you want to incorporate an area rug into your dining décor? For the best proportions, the rug should extend a minimum of 24 inches on all sides of the dining table to allow enough space for guests to pull out chairs without tripping over the rug. But before you think about what to serve, who to invite and how to decorate the room, first consider the real centerpiece of the celebration: the dining room table itself.
Whether you love traditional, transitional or modern furniture with a more avant-garde edge, Sklar has an impressive array of dining tables to make all your festive holiday celebrations shine, and turn every dinner gathering into an event to remember.
The Fine Art of Dining
For a table with an ultra-modern edge, the Perseo Dining Table is a streamlined and striking mix of gleaming glass and wood that’s sure to make an impact.
The crystal tabletop floats above the clean lines of its solid wood construction, giving it a sense of gleaming grandeur and strength. The long expanse of tabletop gives ample room for all the family and friends you share the season with, and the clear glass goes perfectly with any dining room color scheme.
Italians know how to celebrate, and the Skorpio Keramik Dining Table blends two great Italian design concepts. Created by Andrea Lucattello, for Cattelan Italia, this piece makes a modern, majestic impression for special occasions, while being durable enough to take on the stresses of everyday life. Available in steel legs finished in clear lacquer, white, black or orange, the strong, geometric base supports the sleek surface while leaving ample legroom. The tabletop is crafted from smooth Calcatta or Alabastro Marmi ceramic, with soft, subtle veining that compliments its bold, angular base.
Recipe for Reimagining
When you’re not meeting family over the holidays, either of these stunning dining tables can double as jaw-dropping meeting tables or work surfaces, making a lasting impression on clients and collaborators as well.