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Old 10-31-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Can you help me select a dining room table? The room is painted navy, and the molding is white. There's a huge red/blue/yellow painting on one wall (my first piece of expensive artwork) and the chairs are red leather and there's a crystal chandelier. There are two mostly red w/ yellow tibetan painted tables with crystal lamps in the corners. The floors are yellowish oak.

As you can tell, it is a little bling-blingy. I love it except I have six dining chairs and my current 48 inch table holds four. As a result, I have two chairs in a corner, and to me...they look stupid. I decided on a round table, but now I can afford the correct size, I can't decide which one...

So far I have two choices (As people keep buying the tables I want from Craigslist):
Restoration Hardware - French Urn Pedestal Dining Tables | Round Dining Tables | Restoration Hardware

Bling-blingy table (is there too much bling?) - Amazon.com: The Borghese 60" Round Pedestal Dining Table Only: Home & Garden

The restoration hardware table seems more tasteful, but I'm not crazy about the finish. I AM crazy about not having leaves and I like the pedestal bottom.

I like the bling bling table...but w/ a crystal chandelier, crystal decanters and crystal lamps (modern, not the ones with the dangles)...and I'm afraid of making the room look tacky.

Help!

For privacy, I am not going to post pix, but here is an idea:
1. Walls: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WNTglWzi2I.../Picture+3.png
2. Fixture: http://motohata.com/wp-content/uploa...delier-ft4.jpg
3. Lamps: http://ak1.ostkcdn.com/images/products/P11557666.jpg
4. Cabinets - http://www.sz-wholesale.com/uploadFi...niture_158.gif
5. Chairs: http://www.livingroomfurnituresmart....0629_286_0.jpg
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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The second table is more appropriate for the style of things you already have in the room. It's not too flashy. The first table is way too rustic.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Oxnard, CA
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I like the bling blingy table....the glass one...get that one!!!!
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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I prefer the French Urn round table. But there's nothing wrong with chairs to the side the way you have it now, lots of people decorate to make SURE they have chairs to the side.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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I prefer the French Urn round table.
I like that table too, but the other one works best with what she already has.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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I disagree with the above posters.

Sounds to me there is already borderline too much glass / crystal going on in the OP's room. It might be a bit more attractive with a frosted glass or even opaque grey glass top. Though the large base of the glass topped table is going to eat up legroom big time with six chairs.

The smoothness of the Urn style central pedestal strikes me as both more practical to get 6 chairs around and something that really has more design flexibility.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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Picture of your room would help!

Never mind... if you are concerned about privacy.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Sorry, I don't even use facebook. Although it appears even my beloved CD has started tracking my coming and goings...sigh. Ok I agree the table's too shiny. I don't think I can take the leap... If anyone has other options then I am game. The table should be at least 60 inches round, but less than 70. Thanks for all the responses!
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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Sleek and modern with traditional classic lines. The base is not so heavy as to be a detraction.

ethanallen.com - modern glamour ******** table 60" | ethan allen | furniture | interior design

Similar in Henredon in a larger 64" but with more classic ball & claw feet
http://www.henredon.com/catdetails.a...0&img=5001_20B

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Old 10-31-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Love the Henredon table. I would never have a glass dining table...we have two glass coffee tables and they show every speck of dust and the glass scratches as well.
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