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Rooms To Love: Farmhouse Dining Room
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Rooms To Love: Farmhouse Dining Room

Set up a traditional style farmhouse dining room table in your home and feel like you have finally inherited the antique farmhouse of your dreams. No matter if you live in an urban loft or a New England cape in the suburbs, incorporating a farmhouse table into your floor plan instantly lends a feeling of comfortable hospitality and unending plenty.

Our featured farmhouse dining room impresses with its inherent checks and balances; dark against light, formal against relaxed and grounded against airy.

Dark and Light

An unquestionably commanding framework is set with dark walnut stained dining chairs and a matching farmhouse trestle table. But what keeps this dining room from getting bogged down with all dark tones is the interplay with the room’s crisp, white elements – the glossy painted ceiling, trim work, wainscoting and chair rail, as well as the white candles, flowers and china. Touches of white as fresh as newly pressed country table linens give an instant lift to spirits.

Formal and Relaxed

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to express individuality in your dining room is through seating choices. Opting for rush seats on these otherwise elegantly turned dining chairs reveals a soft spot for rustic charm. Placing overstuffed, white upholstered host chairs at either end of the table brings a casual feel to the dining room that using all the same chairs would not achieve. The choice of white for the dining chair fabric again lightens things up and also conveys a carefree attitude toward entertaining.

Grounded and Airy

Naturally, the focal point of any dining room is the dining table and chairs, and the darkly handsome pieces in this farmhouse dining room are no exception. But they amiably share the show with all of the other more ethereal elements begging for your attention: the antique botanical prints of lacy leaves and berries, the strong yet delicate blown glass lighting fixtures and the bounty of flowers gracing the table settings. Washing over the whole scene is the light pouring through the large French doors, compelling you to pull up a chair in the moment.

In short, this gracious farmhouse dining room cannot be accused of taking itself too seriously.

Historically Speaking

The trestle table is one of the oldest styles of dining table. With its narrow central structure, trestles were easy to transport, set up and take down. It is also said that trestle tables made sense as people would all sit on one side and be served by one person moving along the opposite side, Additionally, the trestle table, which could quickly and easily be flipped onto its side, was also used as a way to block the onslaught of any intruder who may choose to visit at mealtime in the uneasy days of Medieval Europe.

In the market for a farmhouse table?

We offer many styles of farmhouse table, but the foremost benefit of trestle tables is that they are great for tight seating requirements and provide more comfortable seating because the apron required for tables with legs is eliminated.

All of our hand-made, hand-finished farmhouse trestle table offerings are made in the USA, fully customizable and come in an array of stains, paints and finishes.

Here are a few:

Piedmont Trestle Table

Our Piedmont Country Farm Trestle Table with classic trestle base is one of our most popular farmhouse trestle tables. It is an authentic farm-style table custom built for you with either a planked or seamless top. Constructed with “slow-growth” Appalachian Pine, a renewable resource.

Shown in Blackberry paint over Chestnut stain.

Barn Wood Trestle Table

Our Sheffield Barn Wood Trestle Table is a good example of a double pedestal farmhouse trestle table. A true work of art, it is hand-made of wood recycled from old barn boards. Part of our collection of Reclaimed Barn Wood Tables, all bench-built in standard old pine or old oak.

Shown with Honey stain top with Tomato over Snow painted base.

Farmhouse Trestle Table

The contemporary Moosehead Lake Trestle Table with an inverted trestle and dramatic sweeping curves framing the pedestals is a contemporary version of a traditional farmhouse table. Crafted from dense kiln-dried solid American maple and poplar hardwoods. Table tops are made of solid wood boards joined together in a seamless surface; stained tops are made of maple and standard painted tops are poplar.

Shown in Cinnamon stain.

Photo credit: Better Homes and Gardens

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4 Responses to Rooms To Love: Farmhouse Dining Room

  1. Kathy August 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    I love this look. I love the 2different end chairs with the pretty pillows. What style are the end chairs and do you carry them as well as the accent pillows?

  2. ashley June 25, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

    Where can you purchase the lighting?

    • Cottage Home July 13, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

      Hi Ashley,

      We love the lighting too but I don’t have a source for it. Thanks!

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