If you’re on the hunt for a sleek new dining table, and have a specific design in mind – particularly one with a glass top – what options are available?
We speak to a leading interior designer about their views on glass dining tables, and the best ones to buy, including ones with a metallic base.
The interiors expert also suggests what type of dining chairs to accompany the designs.
Glass furniture creates an illusion of more space, making smaller areas of the home look larger and wider (more details below about the pictured Livingstone dining table)
Alexander James Interiors has picked three different dining tables for three budgets in mind.
They include a £149 glass top table with black powder coated legs and a more expensive version costing £2,525, which extends to seat 10 people.
Rachel Clark, of Alexander James Interiors, said: ‘Glass tables can add an elegant look to a room, blending in well with surrounding fabrics and furnishings.
‘Although perfect for modern, contemporary interiors, it can also add a luxurious formal look to a dining area, especially when enhanced with a metallic base or table legs and upholstered dining chairs.
‘Glass generally reflects more light around a room, making a glass table a great option for rooms with less natural light, to create a bright, airy interior.
‘Glass furniture also creates a great illusion of more space, making smaller areas of the home look larger and wider.’
Here are three dining tables for various budgets…
Zilo black and glass dining table, £149, www.danetti.com
This dining table from Danetti has black coloured legs to help add a hint of luxury to a room
The Zilo black and glass dining table can accommodate between four and six people.
It has a clear tempered glass table top that helps to keep a room looking open and bright, while the black powder coated legs add a hint of luxury.
High street version
Park dining table, £1,695, www.oka.com
The metallic legs on this OKA dining table are favoured by Alexander James Interiors
This piece of furniture from OKA is called the Park dining table and features a stainless steel frame and toughened glass top.
Our interior designers have paired it with the luxury dining chairs below, including OKA’s luxurious velvet upholstered Stafford chairs.
A SELECTION OF LUXURY CHAIRS
Alexander James Interiors has provided a choice of these two different dining chairs to go with the OKA table.
They recommend the Paris chair (pictured below right) from The Sofa and Chair Company, costing £750 each.
And it has also picked the Stafford Velvet Dining Chair in truffle, from OKA, (pictured below left) costing £365 each.
An upholstered dining chair is essential in creating a modern and luxury look, according to Alexander James Interiors
The Livingstone dining table, £2,525, www.robsonfurniture.co.uk
The Livingstone dining table from Robson Furniture was designed in Italy – where it is also built
The Livingstone dining table from Robson Furniture is extendable and can accommodate up to 10 people.
It was designed in Italy – where it is also built – and comes with table legs that are available in nine different finishes that include matt chrome, canaletto walnut, black, and dark leather.