Look We Love: Traditional Table + Modern Chairs

updated Oct 13, 2022
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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.

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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.

(Image credit: Emmas Designblogg)

The solidity of this antique table is a nice counterpoint to the delicacy of these Eiffel-base shell chairs. Spotted on Emmas Designblogg.

(Image credit: Freunde von Freunden)

This rustic wood-and-marble table is the perfet match for light, lacy Bertoia side chairs in an interior from Freunde von Freunden

(Image credit: Suellen Gregory)

Proof that a traditionally styled table can play nice even with a mix of modern chairs, from Suellen Gregory via Gorgeous Shiny Things.

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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.

(Image credit: Keltainen Talo Rannalla)

And finally, from Keltainen Talo Rannalla, a bit of a twist — antique chairs with a modern table. Still so good.