Saarinen-Style Table with Walnut Top & Metal Base

Dining Room Inspiration

In light of the fact that we’re all spending a little more time at home these days, we thought we’d gather some dining room inspiration from a few of our favorite recent collaborative projects, each completed alongside some of our trusted New England design partners. We find ourselves incredibly fortunate to work with an array of talented interior designers and are so appreciative when they think to incorporate Huston & Company furniture in their clients’ designs.

Custom oval Gates Table. Photo by Michael J. Lee.

Boston-based designer and author, Erin Gates, has been a collaborative partner of ours since we introduced the original Gates Table in 2013. Not only has she used two custom variations of the Gates Table in her own home over the years (see below), she regularly includes them in the homes she designs for her clients (see above).

Below is Erin’s own custom Gates Table she shares with her family. We are huge fans of how she paired the table with an upholstered banquette by Bjork Studio in Atlanta. Photos below and above by Michael J. Lee.

Tyler Karu, based in Portland, Maine, has partnered with us in designing a variety of custom furniture – including her namesake Karu Dining Table – for her clients over the years. This custom boat-shaped walnut table, complete with a set of matching Shovel Chairs, is a workshop favorite. More from this stunning house designed by Caleb Johnson Studio can be seen in this Maine Home + Design article. Photo by Erin Little.

Meghan Shadrick approached us a few years ago about working with her on creating a Saarinen-inspired table design using a metal base from Julian Chichester and a custom walnut top built by us. Since we crafted the first table, we have been lucky enough to make a few more of these tabletops for Meghan’s Boston-area clients. We particularly loved the setting she designed for this breakfast nook, featuring a custom banquette upholstered in the iconic Citrus Garden by Josef Frank print. See more of this space by reading our Q&A with Meghan. Photo by Willard Creative.

This coastal-inspired dining room was a joint effort between our client and the talented team at Huffard House. Not only did our Newton Table take center stage, our clients decided to round out the room by incorporating our brass-accented Newton Sideboard as well. To top it off, this serene and inviting space also includes views of stunning Biddeford Pool. Photo by Willard Creative.

A custom oval Gates Table shares the spotlight with a bright Laurie Fisher painting in this dining room of a Scarborough beach cottage designed by Michele Zajkowski of Ocean View Designs. We love that this space perfectly combines color, a playful sense of style, and a hint of elegance through its furnishings. See even more from our Q&A with Michele. Photo by Willard Creative.

Designer Cara Fineman of DAG Design skillfully steered her clients in the direction of a hybrid design of our Raging & Karu Tables to anchor this dining room for her Boston-area clients. The brass inlay on the custom table is further complemented by the sculptural light fixture, while the stunning commissioned works by Wendy H. Callahan complete the entire scene. Photo by Cara Fineman.

In this Wellesley dining room, our Newton Table gently accents the whimsy and texture of the furnishings so wonderfully selected by designer Kate Maloney. With the mustard yellow chairs from Anthropologie and a punchy, oversized print from Natural Curiosities, the space perfectly balances “playful” and “put-together.” Photo by Kate Maloney.

Maine designer Jeanne Handy included our York Dining Table and a matching set of York Side Chairs alongside her client’s impressive collection of antique in the dining room of this wooded Freeport home. The end result is not only unique in design, but naturally soothing and visually pleasing to the eyes. Photo by James R. Salomon.

Though we have partnered with many other talented interior designers not mentioned in this post, we unfortunately don’t have access to any imagery to use to showcase the projects. If you happen to be a designer whom we’ve worked with in the past and you have photos to share of our joint efforts, please send them along – we’d be so grateful.

For even more dining room inspiration, click here to browse our complete line of handmade dining tables. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have – we would love to help you in crafting the perfect dining room table for your home.