I recently designed the “Steinway Suite” for a penthouse in The Harrison, a
luxury condominium building in San Francisco. One of my biggest challenges
was the small dining area, and how to not only make it look beautiful, but also a
functional and inviting space to use on a daily basis. I will break down this room
over several blog posts. In this first one, let’s talk about the table, the primary
element of any dining area.
In a small city apartment everything has to be as multi-functional as possible, so
a dining table is no longer just for eating, but it is a work surface too.
I choose this sculptural metal and marble table from EQ3 (the Mesa round
dinette table), because I needed a small, but mighty anchor to the room. I wanted
a stone top to match the kitchen counters, since it was all in the same sightline,
and being that it is not a big area, it is cleaner to keep the same material
Take a look at my five favorite picks for a small dining area. They are all 44”-48”
in diameter, and there small stature does not sacrifice style. They all comfortably
seat 4 people and fit into most small dining areas or alcoves. Whether you are
looking for stone, wood or glass top, these are all winners!