There are certain design pieces that have truly reached iconic status. The Saarinen table is one. The graceful lines of this table speak to in modern esthetic but could easily work with many different decor styles. That’s probably why you can find this iconic table gracing design magazines or Instagram even more than 60 years after it’s debut.
There are so many versions of the Saarinen table from round to oval, dining table to coffee table, white or black, wood or glass top. Everyone equally sleek and stylish.
I’m not sure when I first saw the Saarinen table. I think it might’ve been on one of Candace Olson’s(I love her!) old shows. All I know is I fell in love at first sight. So much so that I wound up creating a similar table look for my dining room.
Years ago I was lucky enough to find a base that was almost identical to the Saarinen. Ecstatic, I asked my upholsterer to create a table top for the base. I still love my table.
I loved the look of this table even before I knew the technical name. I used to call it the tulip table.
Well, today I not only want to show you how you can get the look-for-less but also how to mix the style of the Saarinen table 5 different ways.
Styling the Saarinen Table 5 Ways
I thought we would do a fantasy makeover featuring the Saarinen table. We will use this Saarinen table as our base design point, but pair it with a number of different seating options. Oh and don’t worry I, of course, our options will be budget friendly.
No doubt you have probably seen this gorgeous table and while you can still get an authentic Saarinen table, they can be quite pricey. You could expect to drop thousands for the table still produced by Knoll or DWR.
Umm, thousands?? No thank you, I’m on a budget.
The great thing about this iconic table is that you can find it at just about any price point. Which is just what I found!
Now that’s a bargain!
Check out this table look-a-like for not even a 10% of the original. Or this one produced by Ikea for less than $200. Now that’s a bargain!
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