Monday, October 8, 2012

style spotlight: the table

Of all the tables in a home, the one on which we eat is the most important.  It's where we gather on holidays, to share meals and make plans.  Some of the most important conversations in life happen right there at the dining table.

ICDC was speaking with a friend recently who needs a table, but can't quite decide what style or where to buy it.

A little inspiration always helps:

Never underestimate the power of a tablecloth, a quick and inexpensive way to enliven a table:

Think outside the box!  Use wing-back chairs or benches:


Where to shop for dining tables in the DC area?

And Beige
1781 Florida Avenue NW
Tues. to Sat. 12pm - 7pm
Sun. 12pm - 5pm

42350 Lucketts Road
Leesburg, VA
open daily 10am - 5pm

1428 U Street NW
Mon. to Sat. 12pm - 7pm
Sun. 12pm - 5pm

1522 U Street NW
Wed. to Sun. 11am - 7pm

Ruff'n'ready (great pieces at great prices - now in a new location!)
4722 14th Street NW

Eisenhower Conseignment (mention their website and get 25% off!)
4950 C Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA
Sat. 10am - 4pm
Sun. 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Tues. 11am - 2pm

Don't forget trusty Craigslist:

$85 - a little sanding and paint, and this table is elegant!

images from house beautiful, elle decor, Lonny magazine and Craigslist DC .

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