Handcrafted dining tables have always been one of Huston & Company’s furniture specialties. We believe that life seemingly unfolds around a dining table, so we take great care in the design and construction of these eventual family heirlooms. The standard collection of dining tables that make up our Signature Designs range in style from rustic or classic pieces to more modern or contemporary silhouettes. We thought we’d break down our five top-selling dining tables from our collection of Signature Designs and suggest alternate options for chair pairings to inspire the dining room of your dreams.
Our Gates Table, originally designed in collaboration with interior designer, Erin Gates, is our number one-selling residential piece of furniture. Of course, it helps that this graceful pedestal table has been featured on Erin’s popular design blog and in the pages of her two best-selling books. It’s also an incredibly versatile piece that fits a variety of classic and timeless aesthetics.
Our favorite Gates Tables are paired with more classic dining chair options that feature either traditional or contemporary lines, like the Square Back Louis XVI Side Chair or the more modern Curran Grey Dining Chair below.
After building the first few Gates Tables, we liked the initial concept so much that we created a trestle version – the Gates Trestle Table. As versatile as its predecessor, the Gates Trestle looks comfortably at home in all types of woods and in a variety of rooms and settings.
We’ve seen (and loved) the Gates Trestle Table in a wide array of environments from sleek, modern homes to contemporary beach cottages, to more rustic, country farmhouses. The Rouka White Velvet Chair provides a welcome juxtaposition to the table’s sweeping curves, while the Carson Side Chair would look perfect next to a Gates Trestle in a coastal home.
Another trestle table, our Karu Table is accented by raw steel running through the tabletop and along the outsides of the trestles. The lines and the steel inherently make this one of our more contemporary dining tables. We’ve seen the table pair well with classic upholstered chairs (like the ornate Louis XVI-style dining chairs seen above), or smaller, sleek options like our timeless Shovel Chairs.
The raw steel in the Karu Table makes for an enjoyable pairing for a variety of chairs, though we tend to prefer those with a slight modern edge like the two below – the Møller Model 57 Armchair and the Colt High-Back Side Chair.
The Wilson Table, with its contrasting inlay and (optional) ability to accommodate two leaves, is a study in how form meets function. Though we love the rooms that let the Wilson itself shine, this table can be successfully paired with chairs of all sizes and styles.
The Willard Table is Huston & Company’s rustic farmhouse-style table with tapered legs and crisp lines that elevate its traditional aesthetic. We love the Willard in deep, rich woods (like Cherry or Walnut) with simple, often contrasting, chairs.
Whimsical chairs of contrasting materials or colors are the best go-to seating options for a Willard Table. We could see a brightly colored Eames Molded Plastic Chair accenting the wood of the Willard just as much as a more subdued, yet still playful, Tucker Chair.
For more dining table inspiration, browse all of our Signature Design tables or click through the Custom Furniture gallery for unique ideas.
Please let us know what we might be able to build for you!
Above photos by Michael J. Lee and Willard Creative.