5 Stunning Furniture Pieces to Upgrade Your Dining Room (Just in Time for Holiday Hosting)

We’re getting Danish-chic with Carl Hansen & Søn

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Sure, the end of summer marks an expiration date on trends like the tomato girl aesthetic and sunscreen oil. But one thing that’ll never go out of style? Simple, sophisticated furnishings. Call it a play on the quiet luxury trend, but it’s never too late to upgrade stain-ridden side chairs or a dented dining table with well-tailored, understated pieces. And if there’s one furniture vendor that hits the minimalist nail right on the head, it’s Carl Hansen & Søn. Everything this Danish brand manufactures—from chairs to dining tables to outdoor furnishings—has cozy, Scandi-style elegance built into its design. So, in an effort to beautify our dining room ahead of holiday hosting season, we’re shopping five pieces from their dining collection (that’ll be sure to give your judgey sister-in-law a run for her money). 

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1. CH24 Wishbone Chair

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You’ve seen that distinctive Y-shape backrest (hence, the wishbone title) all over your Instagram feed. Still, if you’re wondering why this piece is so hyped-up, it all has to do with its versatility. Hip enough to fit into cool Brooklyn cafes but also just the amount of rustic airiness for an English country kitchen vibe—the wishbone chair is a chameleon of sorts. Not to mention that these chairs are available in an array of finishes—with the choice of an oak, mahogany, walnut or teak wood frame—and you can customize yours with a leather cushion (or leave it cushionless, as most of the influencers do). 

2. CH338 Dining Table

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Crafted with meticulous attention to detail by designer Hans J. Wegner back in 1962, this dining table boasts curves atop simple spindle legs that make it statement-making without overwhelming a space while accommodating six people—add two extension leaves for even more room. Choose between beech, oak or walnut and finish options (lacquer, soap or oil). Either way, that natural wood grain offers an organic touch that adds warmth and sophistication to any dining room.

3. OW150 Daybed

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Looking to get creative with your dining room set-up? Try adding a beautiful bench in lieu of traditional chairs. This one is clean and classic with a single long cushion—in cushy leather upholstery—that floats above an angular oak frame. Finished with a strong cotton webbing, it can withstand daily use without looking worn or sunken over time. And of course, it’s available in five leather finishes (in either SIF leather or THOR leather) in hues that range from taupe and camel to espresso black. 

Don’t let the apparent simplicity of this credenza fool you—it’s hiding a slew of design features (that justify its not-so-inexpensive price tag). First, it boasts roller shutter doors that glide seamlessly thanks to a dual-sided structure with a track that allows the shutters to quietly disappear when opened (genius). Then, on the interior, it features two adjustable shelves on either side and four pullout drawers that can double as serving trays (aka perfect for cocktail hour). Available in a walnut or oak oil finish that allows the natural veining of the wood to shine through, the steel loop legs also add a hint of contemporary glam,

5. BM1106 Huntsman Chair

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Finally, a chair that you can place at each head of the table to make an impact. While its leather buckles might seem intimidating (OK, uncomfortable) at first, it was meticulously crafted to ergonomically support the back and neck. Available in black, natural or cognac supple leather upholstery, you can also choose between an oak or walnut frame—and stainless steel or brass for the buckles. It also doubles as a decor, so you can break it out when you’re entertaining and return it to the living room as a stunning accent chair when everyone goes home. 

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