After weeks of deliberation I’m so happy to welcome the Arc Base dining table from West Elm. I’ve been wanting to replace my monolithic rectangle table from Ikea and I finally took the plunge and bought little puppy as soon as it went on sale. I’m still using my old West Elm Klismos chairs, but I’m hoping to replace them
never when funds become available.
Overall I’m happy with my new purchase.Things always look differently in the store (or online) than they do when they’ve arrived in your home, but the Arc Base is an attractive table,and is the perfect size for my dining room. I live in a small space so I was looking for something big enough to seat friends at dinner, but not so big as to overpower the space.
The key to finding a table, especially for a small space is to pay special attention to dimensions – both the surface width and also the height. I find that in general a round table is best in a small space, but a smaller rectangle can be equally effective – visually separating the ‘dining room’ from the ‘living room’ in an open concept space. Here are a few of my favorite condo appropriate dining tables:
Condo Friendly Dining Tables for Small Spaces
1. The Arc Base Pedestal Table. Sculptural and dart, this table is classic and can comfortably seat 4 people. From WestElm for about $400
2. Pocket White Extension Table. Engineered wood top in glossy white lacquer seats four, and expands to seat 6 when you have company. From CB2 for about $600
3. Pink & Brown Saarinen Tulip Dining Table. The white base with the grey-veined marble top is classic and no one hates this thing. The table above is a Saarinen inspired table used by Yanic Simard in his own small condo space. From The Modern Shop for about $1800
4. Blox Dining Table. This one is a little larger than the others, but it’s stunning and well worth it if you have a little more space up for grabs. From CB2 for about $600.