One of our favorite ways to add a little excitement to an interior is by mixing old and new pieces. Nowhere is this more true than in the dining room, where an old-fashioned table and modern chairs make an especially attractive pair. Here are eight of our favorite examples.
Above: An antique table and modern shell chairs mix in the dining room of a Madrid home spotted on Planete Deco.
Tolix's classic cafe chairs are especially nice with a vintage table: they have a little texture of their own, which is a nice complement to the patina of older pieces, while the contrast between the shapes takes everything up a notch. Spotted on The Marion House Book.
The solidity of this antique table is a nice counterpoint to the delicacy of these Eiffel-base shell chairs. Spotted on Emmas Designblogg.
Black shell chairs paired with an antique table, from Marie Claire Maison.
How great is this table? Pairing it with chairs in a minimal, modern style ensures that the focus stays on those amazing legs. Spotted on Planete Deco.
And finally, from Keltainen Talo Rannalla, a bit of a twist — antique chairs with a modern table. Still so good.