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If we were to describe our ideal Sunday morning, it would probably look a little something like this: we would be indulging in a morning coffee and croissant, reading the paper, perched in a dreamy kitchen outfitted with a charming table and matching seats. And while we’re all for recreating this entirely plausible vision, there is one standout element that can make or break the scene: a kitchen table.

And whether your version of one comes in the form of a counter, side table, or coffee table, it should suffice to say that investing in a kitchen table where its sole point of functionality is in fact, as a kitchen table, is definitely a step in the right direction—well, decoratively speaking, anyway.

With that, we set out to find the style-focused options that deserve a spot in your home. Read on for the lowdown.

IKEA PS 2012 / JANINGE Table and Chairs, Ikea, $395

Leave it to Ikea to serve us with an option that is both small space-friendly and style-focused. Featuring a sleek bamboo top, the table comes with foldable sleeves, on either side of the piece, which allows it to easily transition from a compact breakfast spot to dining table.

Desi Dining Table, Anthropologie, $998

We love this one not only for its versatile build—its weather-resistant composition allows it to live both indoors and out—but, for its untraditional shape and form. The chic pairing of the marble top and geometric base earmark this one as an essential that can play to a large array of decorative aesthetics.

Mategot Kangourou Table, Mathieu Matégot, $499

Talk about a statement piece. While this table definitely skews towards the more untraditional side of things, we’re all for its bold design and the dynamic aesthetic it will contribute to your

kitchen nook

Designed by Mathieu Matégot in 1954, this two-in-one piece can either be displayed as pictured or separately, for when you’re in need for a little more surface area.

Vintage Round Table, Super Marche Shope, $2,500

Sourced from a vintage collector in Lyon, France, this table is seriously what dreams are made of. From the warmth of the wooden finish to the sleek, Scandinavian-inspired tapered legs, there is no detail overlooked with this one.

HAY Round Copenhague Table, MoMA, $755

From Copenhagen-based design house HAY, comes a resilient option that borders on the artful. Its streamlined build channels the elegance of Scandinavian design elevated with modern flair.

Alden Bistro Table, Urban Outfitters, $149

Imagine yourself at a chic Parisian bistro, courtesy of this mid-century-inspired find. Available in two bold colorways, the steel table is both durable and sleek, and the perfect piece for your kitchen nook.

Moda Round Table, Article, $399

Galvanized metal may not be your first choice when it comes to tabletop materials but dare we say, this modern option certainly makes quite the case for it? Featuring a fiber-cement top, the two-tone, complementary nature of this table designates it as an instant focal piece.

Scallop Ivory Table, CB2, $899

It’s all about the details with this mod number, handcrafted with a stone composite and finished in an eye-catching ivory hue. Versatile enough to sit both indoors and out, consider your summer entertaining nook complete.

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