“Ways with Antiques”: Dining Tables

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley uses antique dining room tables to inspire others to use vintage furniture

Last week in Ways With antiques, we visited the kitchen for ways to use your lovely antiques. This week, let’s just move along into the dining room. I do so love antique dining tables, and I must say that round ones are my favorite. They are more intimate and promote conversation with people other than those just to your left or right.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley uses antique dining room tables to inspire others to use vintage furniture

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley uses antique dining room tables to inspire others to use vintage furniture

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley uses antique dining room tables to inspire others to use vintage furniture

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley uses antique dining room tables to inspire others to use vintage furniture

A center pedestal makes it much easier for chairs (and legs!) to fit more comfortably around the table.

I am not such a fan of antique dining chairs.  It seems that old chairs are so difficult to keep in good repair and new upholstered chairs are a lot more comfortable and offer a chance to introduce beautiful fabric to a room that doesn’t have so many places for it, other than the window treatments.  New chairs are much stronger and sturdier.  I tend to use lovely antique chairs for accent chairs, such as on either side of a hall table or console.

One of my favorite things to do with a dining room is to have it also serve as a library!  And a round table is most always perfect for such a multipurpose area. If you live in a small home or an apartment, this is wonderful use of space.  With a beautiful antique table you have ample surface to spread out books.  Then you have both a “collected dining room” as well as a “collected library”!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley uses antique dining room tables to inspire others to use vintage furniture

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley uses antique dining room tables to inspire others to use vintage furniture

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley uses antique dining room tables to inspire others to use vintage furniture

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley uses antique dining room tables to inspire others to use vintage furniture

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley uses antique dining room tables to inspire others to use vintage furniture

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley uses antique dining room tables to inspire others to use vintage furniture

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley uses antique dining room tables to inspire others to use vintage furniture

Enjoy!

~Kathryn

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5 Responses to “Ways with Antiques”: Dining Tables

  1. Kim Gould says:

    Just finished your lovely book yesterday and am so glad I found your blog. In my mind, there is nothing like using collected dining items to shre good times with goo people. Thank you for a peek into your gracious world.

  2. Kathryn says:

    Thanks so much Kim! I am so glad that you enjoyed the book and I quiet agree about using collected items.
    Kathryn

  3. Franki Parde says:

    That just shows the “dining room” is NOT a lost art! Luv the library and art collections. franki

  4. Kathryn says:

    This is true Franki, I too love the library/dining approach!
    Kathryn

  5. Hong Pella says:

    Excellent web site. Plenty of useful info here. I am sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thanks for your sweat!

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