On Shelter Island in New York, architect Cary Tamarkin and designer Suzanne Shaker created the perfect modern beach house. In the dining area, a Saarinen tulip table is surrounded by Hans Wegner chairs, which add a sculptural element to the clean-lined space.
Architect Heidi Stôrmer designed a breakfast room also featuring Eero Saarinen’s dining table. ($2,126, knoll.com) The iconic table contrasts the traditional feel of the nook.
The curves of the iconic Saarinen table counter the straight lines in the first apartment of design blogger Sarah Rose.
Designed by Myra Hoefer Design, this dining room features a table by Astier de Villatte. The grain of the wood echoes the rustic beams overhead.
Pale gray armchairs offer an elegant neutral counterpoint to Hickory Chair’s detailed Gustav table.”The breakfast room is definitely a morning room,” designer Michael Smith says of this traditional Upper East Side home. It’s light and airy, with gorgeous views.
Extendable Dining Table
Don’t overlook table leaves! In a 1920s home, same Gustav table occupies the powder blue breakfast room but extends to seat six for dinners.
It’s the perfect option for those short on space, as the tall table takes up minimal space. Take your morning coffee with a view at a table by Janus et Cie.
A bright yellow wall and an even brighter citron table from HB Home brought a 1940s kitchen to life.
A glass-topped Silverado dining table by CB2 offers lots of legroom above the wraparound banquette in this sunny nook.
A rectangular elm table from Hammertown offers plenty of room for guests in a Connecticut house decorated by Dana Simpson and Joan Osofsky.
Wooden Breakfast Table
In the breakfast area of a Corona del Mar house, a chandelier hangs above a Stuart table by Richard Mulligan, creating a defined dining area.
Transparent elements help maximize light, creating a spacious feel. Balanced on Plexiglas cylinders, the breakfast table from Oomph appears to floating in a glossy white kitchen designed by Louise Brooks.
Glass Pedestal Table
Designer Amanda Nisbet tucked a Julian Chichester Dakota table into the open room of a New York apartment.
Inspired by French cafés, designer Stephen Shubel designed zinc-top tables for the breakfast room in a California country home.
Designer Annie Selke decorated this Chatham beach house with kitchen chairs and a table by Annie Selke Home.
Chris Barrett designed the 1950s-style dining room table and chairs; she caned the chairs and made a see-through table base to give the furniture a “beachy” feel.