Britain has fallen back in love with dining at home - finding the space and time to eat at the table. Eating whilst glued to the TV with trays on laps is no longer de rigueur and we’re gladly experiencing a revival in sharing mealtimes.
Dining is a time for socialising and being together - whether it’s a special dinner party with friends, a family Sunday lunch or a teatime chat with the children.
In the home, the kitchen table is often the hub of activity, creating a natural meeting point for all members of the family throughout the day, while separate dining rooms create a more formal and intimate dining experience.
Choices of dining furniture may often be swayed by practicality but, whatever the intended use or position of your dining furniture, compromising on style is easily avoided when choosing from Barker and Stonehouse’s exclusive range of dining tables.
Aside from the everyday practicalities, the basis for a divine dinner party is a table which comfortably seats all your guests.
The Marseille monastery table is a beautiful, French inspired solid oak dining table with a rustic farmhouse style which oozes mid-century charm. It’s available in three lengths, practical and will age naturally over the years.
Alternatively, a round table encourages conversation and gives any dining room a warm and inviting feel. The gorgeous mahogany Charentes round dining table with curved legs and lacquered finish is impeccably complemented by the beautiful balloon back chairs, perfect for smaller gatherings.
Take the time to choose a table and chairs - the right ones will be kept for a lifetime - Barker and Stonehouse’s dining table collection is extensive and should suit most tastes.
Don’t forget to accessorise! Barker and Stonehouse dining table furniture speaks for itself but you can also have lots of fun with table settings - hunt for plates, napkins and other dining accessories to match the décor or choose timeless neutrals.
Complementing your table furniture with the room’s décor as accessories is an exciting opportunity to get creative - but above all it shows you have made an effort to create a truly warm dining experience for your guests.