by Marisa Marcantonio

Round dining tables promote easy conversation and provide a cozy setting to gather your friends. Eating elbow to elbow and being able to see those that gather at your table can be utterly transforming after owning a rectangular or square dining table, you can actually mingle. Not only that, a round table can work double duty to provide a work space, and you can stack it with books a la center hall table when not entertaining. Try it, you will like it.

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With handy pull out chairs, this round table from Chelsea Textiles adds some mid-century modern and space saving style.

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With a giant ball pedestal and minimal detail, this is a table to love. Vanguard's Prudence Dining Table through Horchow proves that less is more. Add chairs with personality and color to punch it up.

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With it's cherry red powder coat finish and clean linear base, the Walker II Round Dining Table from Crate and Barrel is feisty and fabulous.

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A white finish, faux limestone pedestal and solid ash plank top on the Campagne Dining Table by Hickory Chair takes its cue from great British garden tables of the past.

Savannah Table from Oomph mixes materials to great effect. A stone base and glossy lacquered wooden top work in tandem, as if a garden table made its way into the dining room.

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Global Views has an American oak light wood table that tones down and tames industrial chic with a studded metal band at the apron and base.

A zinc top and substantial raw wooden base in Noir's dining table has repro rusticity.

Sarreid's metal table with clean lines is a modern option that would mix well with vintage chairs.

The Powell Side Table from World's Away works for tete a tete dining.

The Pascall Table from Arteriors puts a new spin on a vintage feel with turned gilded metal base and glass top.

Century's mahogany dining table with octagonal base is a good option when an antique version cannot be found.

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Beeline's Black Beauty table stands out with ebony and ivory detailing. I love this piece.

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The Taylor Table by Noir of wide oak planks is a basic that will be around always.

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With a wonderful star base, Century Furniture's Salem Dining Table in a warm, dark wood would work well in a country kitchen.