Opposites attract – the old adage has never been more true than in this newest trend of country meets urban contemporary. We just love the delicious contrast in combining rustic dining tables with modern style chairs, resulting in eclectic dining rooms perfect for living and entertaining. The classic, white Verner Panton chair is a recurring theme throughout (or something inspired by the same smooth, flowing shape). Scroll on for 10 country tables with contempo seating.
This indoor / outdoor dining area is cool and casual – a style combo that resonates in the furniture choices here. The distressed blue base of the table complements the naturally knotted top.
This hefty plank tabletop begs for a sleek edge, making these chrome and leather benches a perfect addition around the dinner table. Pictured: the Authentic wood table with contemporary Lynn chairs and Permesso bench, all by Girsberger.
This beach-inspired interior in Barcelona by local designer Susanna Cots fills this small but sweet dining area with a wonderful weather-beaten table, surrounded by crisp white chairs that remind us of smooth seashells, gentle in color and organic in shape.
These dark, dramatic interiors are almost illuminated by the bright white benches alongside this workbench-style table. Straight edges, clean angles and a minimalist finish bring simplicity to the forefront, proving less really is more. Interiors are designed by Yoo, a collaboration between celebrated designer Philippe Starck and property entrepreneur John Hitchcox. To see more of this home visit The Lakes by Yoo.
We love the eclectic, “collected” look of this vibrant dining area and kitchen space by Demode. The worn wood table is paired with chairs of different shapes, colors and materials, each standing out from the rest in its unique way. The classic Verner Panton chair takes its proud place at the head of the table.
The organic, uneven edges of this country table and bare wood finish enhances the modernity of these sleek dining chairs that border on lounge and bar seating. Fun and funky, these glossy white dining chairs have flair! Check out this home by visiting architecture firm AABE.
It’s a trend that crosses borders… Old meets new, even here in Germany. The home designed by Kremer Architects features a contemporary dining area and breakfast nook, where the dining table stands out in all its rustic glory against an ultra contemporary backdrop of white walls, floors, finishes and again making an appearance, the glossy white Panton chairs.
Photo credit: Eduardo Perez
And here’s the driftwood dining table in a rustic room setting, still awash in white but embracing all the natural imperfections of wood that make it a favorite in this interior design. The Panton chair takes on a starring role in this room as one of the only truly modern elements in the space.
This dining area hit a perfect balance in bold elements, from the heavy wood tabletop and sturdy steel base, to the slim but high-impact, stop-dead-in-your-tracks red dining chairs. For more info visit School Street Designs.
The variation of this eclectic dining room design comes in an unexpected place – the bases of the seats, which include pedestal, four-legged, and bench styles. The green and white country kitchen table invites you to sit over homemade breakfasts and family-style Sunday suppers.