A table for a built-in breakfast nook like this one is a fantastic, if perhaps surprising, candidate for a custom table. Most of the projects that we take on here at Cannon Hill are for furniture that’s intended as a showpiece of sorts: the dining table that will act as the center of gravity for a dinner party, or a stunning coffee table to set the tone in a living room. A kitchen table is typically more strictly utilitarian than those pieces but, in fact, that’s exactly why it makes so much sense as a custom piece.
Round/Oval Pedestal Bases
We build a wide variety of bases here at Cannon Hill in all sorts of designs and from all sorts of materials. This “genre” of single base is one of our favorites and one that’s sure to be an eye-catcher. Whereas some bases are meant to invoke heft and substance, these suggest elegance, refinement, and a sort of almost origamic airiness. A product of extensive testing and design evolution, these bases never fail to impress. The tapers and angles found throughout enhance the sense that light is flowing around and through the base.
Our clients on this project were updating their gorgeous Beacon Hill home, and came to us looking for a dining table that could match the elegance of the interior. They had done a brilliant job of maintaining the sophistication typical of the neighborhood while also creating a fresh, livable space for themselves. Happily, that’s exactly the mix that we strive for in all our work.
Sometimes the most difficult part of a project has nothing to do with what happens on the shop floor where we do our builds. Landing on a design that fulfills all the needs of a client’s home requires careful attention to the space and a thorough understanding of how they use it. Whether our clients have very particular aesthetics or prefer to allow decisions like materials and finishes to occur as a consequence of other factors, the functional design of a piece is the essential core of everything we make.
Anyone who sees this sort of table will first and foremost notice its scale. At eleven feet long and six and a half wide, a piece of this size is a per se showstopper. Even if the grain and figure in these particular boards were unremarkable, which they are not, it would be impossible to enter the home and not marvel at the sheer presence of furniture this grand.
Here at Cannon Hill, we build in a huge variety of styles depending entirely on what our clients’ needs are for a given space. We build in innovative styles and traditional ones. Our clients on this project had come to us previously for a dining table with more modern styling, but this sunny breakfast banquette called for a table that felt more of a piece with the aesthetics of the kitchen, which featured plush, throwback upholstery and classic millwork.
It’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting for a table like this one than the modern home on Massachusetts’ South Coast where it now sits. With a beautiful combination of contemporary design and traditional seaside tones, the house offers a perfect marriage of the new and the familiar. Basking in the sun with a gorgeous view down to the water, we hope the table will do the same.