Utopia    Ideas 21 Jul 2017

Dine in style – the often overlooked element that can totally transform an open plan kitchen

An open plan kitchen is practical, stylish and a great sociable option for those who enjoy entertaining. However, after selecting a superbly stylish kitchen, that succeeds in both form and function there can still be something missing – a dining table – that will act as the hub of home entertaining.

The key features to consider when finding a fitting table are: style, size and flexibility; a table can either neatly intertwine into your kitchen scheme, ensuring the space cohesively flows, or stylishly offset it to create a dramatic statement piece.

This Empire dining table by Boca do Lobo (featured) is crafted from mahogany with a fine wood veneer and decadent brass touches. The entire piece presents a perfectly polished finish and is surrounded here by Nanook armchairs from Brabbu. Thanks to its truly unique design this table wouldn’t need to perfectly match the remainder of a kitchen, but instead could inject statement drama into a simple contemporary scheme.

When contemplating size, the dining table needs to fit the available space in your open plan kitchen without entirely dominating the room, while equally being large enough to accommodate guests.

Finally, flexibility is a must – an opulent table such as Boca do Lobo’s design would work for those who can ensure this area of the kitchen will be kept purely for entertainment purposes. However, for most of us, variables such as young children, pets and even the want for extra preparation space must be taken into consideration. So, selecting a table which requires minimal maintenance and can be used easily for both casual dining and formal occasions is a wise idea. Solid surface materials, resistant stones and specially treated woods can work well to create a practical dining able that can flexibly adjust to every occasion, provide an extra preparation surface and still create a beautiful style statement.


The focus point of an open space is for sure the dining table, where you spend a good amount of time enjoying good meals with friends and family. You should have that in mind while decorating the room!
Covet House Design Team


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