6 Tips for Styling a Live Edge Table from an Interior Designer

We chatted with interior designer, Nikki Holt, of Kimberly Timmons Interiors to get a professional's opinion on the best ways to style your live edge table.

We've worked with Nikki and the KTI team on numerous live edge projects that always turn out amazing thanks to their styling expertise. 

Here are 6 things to think about when styling your space with a new live edge table. 


1. Table size:

"Due to the irregular shape of a live edge table I always like to make the width a bit bigger than when using a normal dining table. Keep in mind a live edge table will get more narrow in places so don’t be afraid to go bigger!"


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2. Base design:

"The base is not the star of the show when using a live edge table, keep it simple as to not compete with the gorgeous top. Using a sleek metal base is a nice way to make the table a bit more contemporary, while using a wood base can make the table a more traditional rustic style."


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3. Finish:

"Don’t think of a live edge table as just a slab of wood. Mix in concrete, metals, resin and more for a fun take on your traditional live edge table. When using a beautiful slab of wood allow the grain to shine through by doing a nice natural stain/finish."


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4. Chair selection:

"A live edge table is very versatile in style. Use an upholstered chairs with tufting, nail heads or soft curves to make your table have a transitional style. Pair your table with a sleek leather chair with metal accents like brass or chrome to give off a more contemporary vibe. Or, use a chair with hand forged iron, worn leather and wood to give a rustic design style to your table."


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5. Lighting:

"Lighting is the jewelry of your home so do not be afraid to go big with the lighting. It only helps draw attention to the table more! When using a long live edge table think about using a more linear chandelier or try a pair of two round chandeliers to help elongate the table."


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6. Accessories: 

"When accessorizing keep in mind that the table really is a piece of art. Don’t over clutter it, keep it simple. Try using a large pretty tray, a row of plants in unique planters down the center, or find a unique sculptural bowl or accessory."


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Now that you know how to style your live edge table, let's get started on building one! 

February 07, 2019 — Camille Condrey