Monday, February 13, 2023

Decorate With Round, Skirted, Dining Room Tables

A skirted round table can be an impressive piece of furniture that can be a beautiful asset to any dining room. They are a great way to make you dining room seem warm and inviting while adding color, pattern and texture. There is nothing new here, the skirted round table is a classic that gets banished to no man's land periodically. But there always seems to be an eventual resurrection because they are so lovely and versatile that decorators always seem to acknowledge their worth and bring them back from exile.

 Whether you like the romantic, dreamy style with billowy ball gown-like skirts or your preference is a more tailored style, it is the fabric that will give your skirted dining room table a refreshed updated look. The right fabric choice will take your table from too fussy to elegant and chic. Flouncy skirts have given way to more classic looks that use lovely linens and dressmaker detailing. Even the layered looks are now clean and crisp.

 If you find yourself drawn to this look maybe these images will help you make up your mind to create a table skirt for your dining space.

Decorators are once again realizing the potential of a skirted table's presence in a room. I think they are especially lovely when used on round tables in dining rooms.

If you are considering a dining room facelift, make the decision to start with a new table look.....skirting. Trendy and elegant they will be a wonderful focal point for your space. Plus they tend to create a softer feel in a formal dining room.

Three elements at work here to make your dining room look more updated and interesting. 1. Chinese wallpaper which is very trendy at present.  2. Mixed seating. A settee will give you a banquette look.  3. A colorful and luxurious skirt on the round table in a pattern that pulls it all together. 

Designer Mallory Mathison Glenn via

A table skirt will help to bring pattern and texture into the décor of the dining room. The pattern gives this skirted round table a modern twist on the classic look.

Because of the number of chairs, a dining room can easily become too "leggy". A beautiful table skirt will soften the look by warming things up.

Leta Austin Foster, Designer

A round skirted table is such a wonderful way to incorporate color into your dining room.

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Such a pretty dining room with it's skirted round table and wonderful banquette style seating via a sweet buffalo checked sofa. via House Beautiful

To protect your dining room table skirt you can choose glass or a waterproof liner.

I love the casual elegance of this round, skirted, dining room table.

Bailey McCarthy

One of the quickest dining room updates is to switch to a round table and add a beautiful skirt.

Sitting comfortably is many times a drawback to the round skirted table. Usually if the skirt is not too heavy and doesn't puddle on the floor it's not a problem. Weighting the bottom gives a better visual effect but can add to the seating problem. The trick is to make sure you provide plenty of fullness for everyone's knees so the space won't be pulled too tight.

Even though this dining room has a classic skirted round table, it still has elements like the modern chandelier and trendy, bolder Chinese wallpaper that make this space feel fresh yet timeless.

Pamela Pierce

There are many different styles of round table skirts to choose from. Some like a skirt to be gathered to the max.

Others choose a more simple style table skirt.

John Fowler and Nancy Lancaster

For those who like layers of pattern, skirting your dining room table (or dining space as it is in this image) in a stylish pattern is a great way to mix in more.

A round dining room table covered in layers of crisp stripes and checks is perfection when used with painted furniture. 

Designer, Ralph Lauren

The new grandmillennial style lends itself to layering. Just remember, if you choose this style for your dining room table skirt, limit it to three layers so you won't get stuck with a cluttered look.

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Albert Hadley via House Beautiful

Trims and fringes will provide your round dining room skirted table just the detailing it needs for finish and style.

If you are an advocate of ‘more is more’, then you already know that a beautiful round table skirt is a great opportunity to add more patterned fabric to your dining room.

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A softly draped table skirt adds instant warmth to the dining room and can be a wonderful alternative if there is already a good deal of wood in the room

If your dining room is lacking architectural interest, a skirted table is the perfect solution to bring interest to the space.

I love this simple but elegant round, skirted table. And since I am a big fan of mismatched dining room chairs, the addition of the great colorful painted chairs and French settee is pure perfection!!

This gorgeous dining area is on trend with the table skirt and the pretty collection of blue and white China.

It really doesn't matter the condition of the round table just as long as it is sturdy. This will give you more money in your budget to purchase great fabric for your dining room table skirt.

Home of artist and architect, Tomás Colaço

A truly beautiful neutral dining area with cream round table skirt. I think a round and skirted dining room table creates a more intimate space.

Miles Redd creates the unexpected in this dining room with this round table skirt in a bold colorful pattern. It is so much fun to play with these skirts!!

When not in use during mealtime, a skirted, round table can serve as the perfect place to display treasures or even books. Also chairs need not always be tradition in style. This resident has chosen curule seating in their dining area.

Suzanne Rheinstein

The dining room that features a round and skirted table can be even more visually appealing if the chairs aren't situated in the traditional pushed in way. Either move your chairs out a bit, place them against the walls until ready to use, or try something unique like the placement above.

Round dining room tables look wonderful in more tailored skirting as well. Decorative tape or fringe can help refresh your fabric and those little dressmaker details make all the difference.
If you want a beautiful skirted look for your round dining space table, try using something different like a quilt.  

Or maybe even skirt your round dining room table with a tapestry! Think outside the box and get creative.

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Monday, February 6, 2023

Decorating With The Wingback Chair......It's Trendy Again!

I am delighted to welcome a classic friend back from the scorned and rejected décor area. I have always loved the comfort and style of the Wingback Chair and once had one covered in crewel embroidery in which I regularly curled up in for a good read. That was in the 80's before they fell out of favor and became thought of as old fashioned. Now you see them everywhere and while these modern Wingback Chairs sport updated shapes, colors, and fabrics, they still maintain the charm that we have come to expect from them.

The Wingback chair has quite a pedigree. Developed in England in the 1600's as wooden chair designed with wings that served two purposes....... keeping cold drafts off the upper part of the body and providing protection from the intense heat of blazing fireplaces. 

The style of this chair took off in popularity in Colonial America during the 1700's where it became a household staple. The Wingback Chair began getting cozier with time and by the 1800's the manufacturers of  Wingbacks turned to comfort and began incorporating upholstery and generous horsehair stuffing. 

The timeless style and practicality of this piece ensures its longevity and whether it is intended for a living room, entryway, or bedroom space, a Wingback Chair will provide a distinguished design element to your home.

Wingback Chairs are characterized by a high back and “wings” that project out and usually extend down the arm rests.The high-backed Queen Anne style is the wingback chair most thought of as traditional Early American. It features cabriole legs, a curved seat cushion, and an exaggerated “wing” that fully encases the head and shoulders of the seated person.

The timeless style and practicality of this piece ensures its longevity and even today whether it is intended for a living room, entryway, or bedroom space, a wingback chair will provide a distinguished design element for your home.

Sometimes call a "fireside chair", wingback chairs graced the hearths of many colonial and traditional homes. Today the Grandmillennial home is the new beneficiary of these lovely chairs.

In keeping with the Grandmillennial style, which combines traditional pieces with modern elements, this interior is chic and sophisticated for today's modern home.

BHDM Design, via

This image is living proof that the wingback chair should not be thought of as as old fashioned or the chair from grandma's house. Same style but when used in modern ways this chair can shine.

With so many fresh designs flooding the marketplace, wingback chairs have brought a new perspective to luxury décor.

Color and pattern is a huge part of the interior trend for the return of the elegant home. Wingback chairs have evolved and are now sought after for this style interior.

The wingback chair originated from humble beginnings in England, but it gained popularity in America and France. Today this chair is still loved worldwide and is entering a new phase of design and application.

If you love color and energy you will be pleased to know that the wingback chair presents well covered in bold exciting fabrics.

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Even if upholstered in neutral colors the wingback chair is still a scene stealer.

The timeless style and practicality of this piece ensures that it makes the perfect option for not only bedrooms and living rooms but foyers, family rooms,......

Sarah Richardson Design via

...... and libraries. These stunning chairs with striped upholstery would look great in any style interior.

Generations are constantly drawing inspiration from past trends. The new followers of maximallism are demanding interiors full of pattern and color...... vintage, antique or heirloom inspired furnishings and collectibles.

 This pair of wingbacks is covered in classical leather but still looks fresh because of the pops of black, textured wallcovering, and faux zebra style rug.

While the Wingback Chair is traditional in design, the fabric selection, rug, and accessories make this a current and chic space.

Wingback chairs make great "heads of the table" chairs. These two are slipcovered in a colorful modern pattern. Remember custom slipcovers will hide a multitude of sins and update a room quickly so you can be right on trend.

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A modern, more angular version of the wingback chair, upholstered in a quatrefoil pattern takes a place of honor at this dining room table.

These  lovely Wingback Chairs from Horchow reflect a more modern silhouette.

The leather wingback chair is a perennial favorite. This was one of the first type of chairs to be upholstered in leather rather than fabric.

I love how the wingback chair has made it's way into the kitchen and dining room.

Today's wingback chair can be found covered in bold pattern and color. This is a chair that can be more fun to play with than ever before as it is no longer such a serious piece.

Perfect for an English cottage style interior these skirted Wingback Chairs invite guests to sip tea in comfort. Again skirts are so versatile, and as seen here, can turn a more formal chair into a country cousin.

Leigh Olive Mowry-Olive Interiors

Wingback chairs can show up in almost every room of the house in about every design style you can envision.

These types of chairs also often feature decorative nail heads.

Covered in bold upholstery, modern wingback chairs can be used to illicit that coveted "wow" from your family and visitors.......

........or they can exude a quite, sophisticated elegance.

Look for vintage cane versions of the wingback chair. Add some bright paint and a lively pillow and you have added some real interest to your space.

These wingback chairs are definitely the stars of this stylish foyer.

This beautiful wingback chair does not compromise on either comfort or aesthetics!

The Ritz Hansen Ro Lounge Chair proves that this 300 year old design remains popular today. Bright and futuristic, these Wingbacks have simple, swooping, exaggerated lines due to modest leg styles and dramatically curving backs.

Today's modern Wingbacks may look a bit edgier but all retain the original design of the high back and wings, while still satisfying  the demand for comfort.

I hope you are inspired enough to explore the many stylish ways to decorate with this iconic chair.

No matter what your personal taste is there will be a Wingback Chair in a style.........

......or color to satisfy your desire.

This blog post was published by Lisa Farmer

In the event that I have not credited the correct source of an image, please contact me at and I will be glad to correct it.

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