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The Farmhouse Table
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There's no denying that the farmhouse table has sustained its romanticism over time. The raw aesthetic, bucolic sentiment, and sturdy functionality keep it en vogue in various settings and tastes. In more modern settings, it serves a subtly substantial grounding point for creating an updated and unique kitchen. Ever reliable, ever appealing in its agrarian reliability, the farmhouse table in all its forms is here to stay.
A favorite photo on houzz, for innumerable reasons. The table, flanked by metallic cafe-inspired chairs, provides the subtle eclecticity that makes this intricate (yet uncomplicated) room work.
Keeping the continuity with white chairs helps the room stay streamlined and simple while allowing for the table to stand out.
This kitchen space works oppositely--the table itself is finished and elegant and far from a rustic worn kitchen table. Yet its surrounding elements such as the raw look of the basket and other natural details suggest a rural quaintness--with elegance.
Placing a traditional table in a new setting creates a unique effect--here a thick and simple table gets a more modern edge as a breakfast nook with industrial chairs and a unique chandelier. The island in the foreground ties the room together perfectly.
Another view of the same kitchen shows how well the various materials mix to create a modern industrial touch layered over a clean farmhouse look.
This understated table serves as the perfect backdrop for a sort of Swedish simplicity and whim.
In its dark gloss finish, with its lightweight matching chairs, this table takes on an old-school elegance.
Another example of different integrating into all white.
A modern cut for a modern setting.
A rounder shape, softening out the stricter geometric lines throughout this room.
Another simple shape providing a starting point for the surrounding detail.