Hello, everyone! My name is Lindsey and I’m a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a website that provides wonderful lighting options for any home. I get to look at gorgeous things all day long and write about them. I work as a guest blogger, focusing on interior design, home furnishings, lighting, and art. I love Maureen’s approach to interior design: comfortable cottage living in the city.
There’s something about weathered and distressed tables that makes them perennial favorites of the design world. Perhaps it’s their quaint, antique quality that hearkens back to a time when everything was handmade? Maybe it’s the fact that no matter how modern our light fixtures, accent furniture or home decor gets, a weathered table adds a rustic, human touch?
Or maybe they’re just really gorgeous pieces? Whatever the case, a weathered or distressed table can be a great addition to any space. They are lovely pieces with any style of home decor; from traditional or shabby chic, to mid-century modern.
It must have been easy to fall in love with this cabin in the Norwegian woods of Hemsedal. The weathered pine dining room table, as well as the mixed antique wood dining room chairs and wood plank flooring and walls reflect the home owners’ love of nature. A silver pendant light and upcycled floor lamps add an interesting touch of industrial chic.
This gorgeous kitchen is open, inviting, and humble, with plenty of wood used throughout. A weathered dining table acts as the kitchen island, and provides additional storage for pots and pans.
A lightly distressed dining room table looks very chic and modern when paired with white plastic dining chairs. It really does look like a great setting for a morning coffee, doesn’t it?
Here is another example of how well a distressed table pairs with wooden chairs. In the dining room of this small apartment, the designer paired a tiny wooden table with reupholstered chairs, a Panton S Chair, and modern pendant lighting. The result is very eclectic.
This dining room is too perfect for words. A weathered pine dining table and a set of white Panton S chars (again!) look so simple and so chic.
Want the weathered or distressed look for your tables? The easiest way to do that would be to scavenge an estate sale for a well-aged wood table. If you’re feeling DIY, then consider upcycling a large piece of wood or a picnic table.