With the holidays in full swing, we’re all in host- and hostess-with-the-mostest mode. We’ve come up with dozens of great ways to make guests feel at home, and we’ve amassed an arsenal of incredible holiday recipes. But how often do we think about where our visitors sit when they’re eating those tasty tidbits?
If you like to entertain as much as Annie does, you’ll follow this handy tip when shopping for dining furniture: go for a pedestal table. Not only does it create a more visually interesting silhouette in the room, but it also prevents the dreaded Table Leg Between the Knees Syndrome that happens to the poor diners who get stuck at the far sides of the holiday spread. Annie especially loves natural materials like wood and granite, but there are hundreds of options out there, from sleek and modern steel to rustic, warm maple. Here are just a few of our picks for chic pedestal tables.