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A Lesson in Versatility: The Windsor Chair.

By: Danielle Clockel

The Windsor chair is a timeless classic originating in 17th or 18th century England (its exact birth is a bit of a mystery). Rather than being limited by the trademark simple-yet-sturdy spokes, the chair’s design provides a canvas for a multitude of styles ranging from traditional to modern. Here’s some of our favorites:

A. Comb back Windsor chair from Hive Modern.
B. Round back Windsor chair from Matthew Hilton.
C. Windsor loveseat bench from Palette and Parlor.
D. Windsor lounge chair from Moving Mountains.
E. Windsor arm chair from Palecek.
F. Curved Windsor chair from Room and Board.

Consider incorporating an incarnation of the classic Windsor chair into your own home for a curated, collected look that transcends trends.

Top Five: Dining Tables

By: Danielle Cornely

As we ease into autumn and the temperature drops, we’re bound to spend more and more time inside. Winter is the time of year when your dining table is really put to the test, with family gatherings and big meals. Now is the perfect time to consider upgrading your old table to something that really makes a statement. These five are sure to impress your guests!

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The Cherner Oval Table at Design Within Reach is all smooth lines. No sharp corners here! Even the legs curl into the walnut veneer tabletop, creating a striking yet gentle look.

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Looking for something that makes a serious impact without being too avant-garde? The Louie-Marie table from Roche Bobois is as elegant as it is functional. If the over 8.5 feet tabletop still isn’t quite big enough, don’t worry! This gorgeous table extends an additional two feet.

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Room and Board’s Saarinen Table by Italian designer Eero Saarinen, in true modernist fashion, is all about form. Without unnecessary multiple legs, this sleek, sculptural table is a work of art.

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The Baer Table from Welborne Henson, a local Atlanta maker, is simple and simply stylish. The solid tabletop will hold strong during the barrage of house guests, and the slightly curved legs distinguish this piece in a subtle yet noticeable way.

 

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If you want your dining table to be the center of attention, look no further than the Morotai Table by Carlo. Beautiful, dark tones slowly morph into golden hues on a unique and unforgettable shape.

With colder temperatures moving in, the dining tables we neglected over the summer in favor of picnics and backyard cookouts will see much more use. Make sure it’s a piece you love!