The Complete Guide to
CHOOSING A DINING TABLE
A dining table is a wonderful canvas for curiosity. Friends and family gather around, usually with anticipation, excitement and – depending on the occasion – high expectations. It’s home to everything from staple meals, formal buffets and aperitifs to the unexpected laughter and memorable conversations we take with us. An enduring dining table invites constant embellishment and cleanup without compromise. To select the perfect one, it’s key to decide on the table’s size, shape and materials, so you can have a lasting place for everything the dining space embraces.
ASK OUR DESIGN CREW
“How do I know which table will fit in my dining room?”
We’re here to help you find the size dining table that works best with your space. To make sure you have enough
room around your table, a general rule of thumb is to plan for a minimum 3-foot clearance on all sides.
Why 3 feet? This is the minimum clearance that will provide enough room for someone to walk behind the chairs
while others are seated – or to open a door on a nearby cabinet. As you choose your ideal clearance, be sure to
consider the edge of your dining room walls, other furniture and high-traffic walking areas.
The best dining table is one that fits beautifully into your space – whether it's a separate room
or an open living area, indoors or out. The table will be a focal point, so choose a size that
makes the most of both function and style.
A dining table is the room’s focal point. When it’s centered and detailed with a rich blend of textures, the
table lends balance and harmony. To choose the table that’s best for your room’s configuration, decide on
its overall shape. Our collection is filled with heirloom-quality dining tables in shapes that are optimal for
dining and entertaining.
Every material has a different aesthetic. Whether you choose uniformity over a mixed arrangement, select
the element(s) that harmonizes and complements your existing space. The surface plane that showcases
your culinary creations and décor should enhance every thoughtful detail. Browse our exceptional wood,
glass, marble and stone dining tables to find the table that indulges it all.