Dining tables can be the heart of the holidays. With Thanksgiving just days away, it is time to reconnect and enjoy the many simple pleasures of the season that are shared over dining tables—indulgent meals, heartwarming conversation, and cozy gatherings of family and friends. Where does this holiday magic happen? Around dining tables, of course.
Below, three designers share their favorite Gabby dining tables, each fit for a decadent feast. Whether your table is laid with sparkling crystal, heaping with glittering gifts, or frosted with a light powdering of baking flour, Gabby has designed timeless pieces perfect for any holiday home.
Light a roaring fire and toast to another year of prosperity over homemade fare and hearty laughter. The industrial-chic Taro Dining Table will enhance any modern farmhouse fête. Katie Goodrich of Ivory & Bone Interiors advises simple styling, allowing the bold construction of the metal-and-oak Taro to stand alone. She explains, “The mixed materials add depth & interest. You can choose simple chairs and let the table speak for itself.”
The Taro is also a designer favorite for multipurpose spaces. Lauren Burns of Piece + Palette remarks, “This is a really interesting table. Because of the 92” length and vintage metal base, it’s definitely a multifunctional piece. I might actually use this table as a workspace.” Why not transform a home office into a gift wrapping workshop worthy of Santa himself?
An Intimate Affair
Lauren Burns prefers the understated beauty of the best-selling Adams Round Dining Table as one of her favorite dining tables for her clients, as well as her own family. For a modest gathering, a smaller frame can complement an intimate atmosphere. Burns shares, “For myself, I would select the Adams Round table. We don’t have a huge family, so I would choose the casual elegance of the 60” round table. In fact, I have this going into a client’s home next week.”
HGTV designer Gina Baran echoes the importance of mealtime connection: “Dinnertime is all about conversation. A round table adds intimacy to a small dining area. It creates connection when everyone is facing each other.” The heirloom-quality Adams will be passed down for generations, along with joyful mealtime memories.
Inspired by a charming French antique, the Whitlock Vintage Style Dining Table delivers with delicate details and feminine functionality. The distressed cream tabletop extends to an inviting 106” –quite enough wiggle room for a large gathering of loved ones. Katie Goodrich would choose the Whitlock for a client that loves to host. “This is a statement piece; it’s the voice of the room,” she explains.
Gina Baran has sophisticated aspirations for the Whitlock. “I envision this piece in the Upper East Side of New York City. This belongs in an elegant home where they are designing without limitations,” she says. Lovely curves and ribbed detailing further evoke European countryside style. Baran notes the unique details of the Whitlock: “Designers don’t see a lot of oval dining tables in the marketplace today, especially paired with an interesting leg shape.” From a bubbly brunch to a formal banquet, the Whitlock promises to host holiday guests with uncommon elegance.
Families of all shapes & sizes will enjoy the cerused charcoal finish of the Beckett Dining Table. Contemporary yet warm, this extendable piece seamlessly suits many different styles of decor.
Lauren Burns admires the understated lines of the Beckett: “At first glance it seems masculine, but that lends to the simplicity of the table.” A streamlined silhouette also allows for unique seating. Burns suggests, “Mid-century modern seating with leather upholstery, or something more feminine like a Parson’s slipcovered chair.”
Solid oak will age beautifully—no need to worry about the occasional dribble of sticky cranberry sauce. Hammered bronze corners add modern appeal while protecting vulnerable areas from mealtime wear & tear. Katie Goodrich adds, “I see the Beckett as where you enjoy your everyday meals. To me, that says family.”