Inspired by . . . meals together

PUBLISHED: 05:29 20 April 2015

Dining table and chairs from Bakers & Larners

Dining table and chairs from Bakers & Larners


Plans for a Mother’s Day brunch, lunch or afternoon tea? These tables are perfect family centrepieces, says Jo Malone.

Ashdon table in cherry by Toby WinteringhamAshdon table in cherry by Toby Winteringham

Enjoy family meals around this dining table, featuring Jual’s curved wood design with tempered safety glass top. Finished with real wood veneer, in oak or walnut. Table £599, chairs £180. Bakers and Larners, Market Place, Holt, NR25 6BW; 01263 712244;

Furniture designer and maker Toby Winteringham creates contemporary furniture, with an emphasis on clean lines, fine cabinetwork and bold creative marquetry with built-in, bespoke pieces and batches too.

Ashdon table in cherry, American black walnut and marquetry, 45 x 90 x 90cm, £4,995. Shift table in fumed oak, coloured veneers and sycamore, 45 x 120 x 50cm, £3,400. Xegur side table in Santos Rosewood and black veneers, 80 x 120 x 35cm, £3,900.

Cheltenham cream painted breakfast bar from The Cotswold CompanyCheltenham cream painted breakfast bar from The Cotswold Company

Toby Winteringham, Bawsey, near King’s Lynn, PE32 1EY; 01553 841829;

The Cheltenham cream painted console table with stools is a useful centrepiece in open plan kitchens and conservatories. The drawer and shelf are useful storage and the lacquered oak top complements the cream, £425. The Cotswold Company, Riverside Road, Norwich, NR1 1SR; 01603 697951;

Refectory table from Blue Jacket WorkshopRefectory table from Blue Jacket Workshop

This table and benches are made from 19th century apple casks by carpenter Nick Hamond at Blue Jacket Workshop, near Holt. Prices on commission depending on the woods chosen.

Square oak coffee table by carpenter Nick Hamond. Commission your own from him at Blue Jacket Workshop near Holt,

This antique table is an Arts and Crafts refectory table made for Gresham’s School in Holt, circa 1910. Many of these 10ft tables are still in use there, but this is one of a small number sold off in the 1970s, £4,800. From Paffron & Scott at Blue Jacket Workshop, Morston Chase, Holt, NR25 7BJ; 01263 740144;

Driftwood and recycled timber tables by Tel TurnbullDriftwood and recycled timber tables by Tel Turnbull

North Norfolk-based craftsman Tel Turnbull works with driftwood and recycled timbers, adding found pieces to create functional furniture and other pieces. All tables are built to order and studded with ancient bolts and/or found items; 01263 478601;

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