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A dining table to fit any home?

by Clare Mansell
A dining table to fit any home?

Here’s a little game you can play if you love watching property programmes as much as I do, it’s called Spot The Oak Dining Table. The only problem with it is it’s getting a little out of hand in our house with normally peaceful evenings being punctuated by one or other of us randomly shouting “oak table!” at the tv.

I’m sure if there has ever been a survey of what people’s dining tables are made of, oak would be pretty high up on the list. So in this post today I wanted to look at three ways to style one The table I have chosen is the large oak extending table from the Oak Furniture Company. It’s a very minimal design which adapts well to different styles of interiors and can seat up to ten people.

The first look is all about introducing some farmhouse style into your eating space. You don’t have to live in the country to adopt this look, but some bouncing hares and floral patterns will certainly help you imagine you do if you don’t!


(1) Tesco Direct Hardwick Pair Of Dining Chairs, £125 (2) Rose & Bee Side Plate by Emma Bridgewater (3) Sophie Allport Hare Table Runner, £18.00 (4) Large Oak Extending Table, Oak Furniture Company £425 (5) National Trust Country Kitchen Large Water Jug £18.99 (6) Rope napkin ring, House Of Fraser, £12  (7) Glass Jar Candle Holder with Heart, The Contemporary Home, £5.00 (8) Grey Wine Glass, Poundland

This second look takes its inspiration for those of us who love to collect bright and unusual homeware. The chairs I have picked are new, but could easily be substituted for a range of different style chairs picked up second hand and then painted in bright colours.


(1) Tesco Direct Leon Yellow Chair, £25 (2) Kandi Table Mats, Collier Campbell, £28 (3) Tesco Aqua Wine Glass £1.50 (4) Woodstock Plate, clareloves.co.uk, £19 (5) Large Oak Extending Table, Oak Furniture Company £425 (6) Plate with fish by Carmenmunoz on DaWanda.com (7) Scion Mr Fox Espresso Set, furnish.co.uk, £28.50

The third moodboard is inspired by all those simple contemporary homes you see on programmes like Grand Designs. As minimalist wannabes ourselves, we have the Eames chairs in our own kitchen (though not the oak table, unfortunately) Adding some stylish premium glassware can really bring the look together.


(1) Tonfisk Shadow Water Carafe, Caroline McGrath, £45 (2) Artesa appetiser slate placemats, Kitchen Craft (3) Tafelstern-Avangarde-Dinner (4) LSA Elina Water/Wine Glasses, Black By Design, £25 (5) Large Oak Extending Table, Oak Furniture Company £425  (6) Bamboo Sporks, Biome Eco Stores (7) Colour Pop Matt Bamboo Bowl Medium Silver, Oliver Bonas, £9.50 (8) Eames Inspired Berlin Dining Chair, £49 cultfurniture.com

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