posted by on 2012.08.27, under Design Around...

Building a look around a quality statement piece helps to anchor a room. When augmented with lower-cost pieces, it’s also a good way to achieve a look that’s greater than the sum of its parts. This latest instillation of Design Around is a dining area centered around a concrete table.


An industrial blend of marble, granite, stone and natural fibers, the Fuze Dining Table from CB2 means business. Its rough, raw finish sets a cool and modern tone while its open design makes it easy to squeeze company in and around. $999.

Fuze Dining Table


These padded white folding chairs from Office Depot play on the industrial aesthetic without sacrificing cushion comforts. $159.99 for a set of 4.

Padded Steel Folding Chair


A few Areaware felt pendant lamps strung above the table add a healthy dose of necessary warmth. $159 each from Urban Outfitters.



Throw a few of these woven Anthropologie placemats on at mealtime for an added textural layer. $12 each.

Woven Rhythms Placemat


Like a properly presented plate, every wall needs something green on it. This vertical wall planter from Poketo does just the trick. $20 each.

Off the Wall Planter



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