Modern Outdoor Dining Room Update

Inside: We updated our outdoor dining room with modern outdoor furniture -which is hard to find!

I don’t know you guys I’m feeling really adult like with our new outdoor dining room all set for summer! We finally said goodbye to the cheap dining table we’d been trying to hold together for years — kept trying to tighten the bolts and slap a new coat of stain on it, but it was done.

But when it came to replacing it I didn’t want to make the same mistake and buy something that wouldn’t last. I also wanted the new outdoor dining furniture to reflect our modern style, but turns out modern outdoor furniture is a bit difficult to find. There’s lots of traditional sets to be found, but nothing caught my eye.

Then Article reached out to me to partner on an update to my outdoor dining room and I knew I’d finally found a source for the modern feel I wanted in my outdoor dining room!

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The Tavola Outdoor Dining Table

I selected the Tavola outdoor dining table because I loved the mix of the wood tones and the thick metal legs on it. It’s really dry and hot here in Southern California in the summer and it makes it difficult to maintain wooden outdoor furniture, but one table top I can definitely handle.

And let me tell you, this thing is solid and I love the look of the thick teak tabletop, not to mention the metal frame is powder coated so it won’t rust –hooray for low maintenance!

outdoor modern farmhouse table

We’ve had this table for about two weeks and we’ve probably eaten dinner outside every night since.

My lil’ helper even helps me set the table!

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Because of space, we chose the seating for six, but there is a larger version that seats eight!

teak outdoor dining table

Product Sources: metal outdoor chairs

Then after dinner my husband and I continue to chat while we watch the kids play and it feels just like summer should.

outdoor dining room with teak table

Modern metal outdoor dining chairs

One way to make your furniture set up more modern is to not buy a set. Instead buy your pieces separately so they don’t match, but they go.

Here I decided to play off of the black metal legs and pair the table with six modern metal chairs from Target’s outdoor line and love the nod to mid-century design that I love so much.

Plus they’re coated so they won’t rust and I can just wipe them down.

I’m really excited about this addition to our outdoor living space.

Taking the time to make it feel really good has added livable square footage to our home and I just know we will be out here most nights through the summer and probably straight through fall enjoying time with family and friends.

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Product Sources: table runner, wood tray, llama jug, blue glasses, melamine plates, citronella candle (Home Goods), white jar/vase (HomeGoods)

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Modern Outdoor Furniture at Article

Within a few days of placing my order I received a phone call to schedule the delivery and the best part??? They came right when they said they would, brought the very solid table out back and placed it where I wanted it AND put it together for me.

Within 30 minutes I had an outdoor dining table and we used it that night! It was awesome!

If you’re wanting to spruce up your outdoor space in a modern way, you’ll definitely want to check out Article’s outdoor selection. They don’t just stop at outdoor tables, they’ve got conversation seating, outdoor rugs, and outdoor accent furniture.

teak outdoor table with metal legs

Product Sources: table runner, wood tray, llama jug, blue glasses, melamine plates, citronella candle (Home Goods), white jar/vase (HomeGoods)


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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

6 thoughts on “Modern Outdoor Dining Room Update

  1. Jennifer says:

    I love this table so much! I’m considering it for my own patio. How would you say it’s held up? Do you ever oil it or did you seal it at any point?

    1. Corey Willis says:

      I’ve had it now for about 3 years and haven’t sealed it or had to do anything to it yet. I do think I will oil it when I do a little patio spruce up in early spring when we start using the space more to make sure it stays nice. We’ve loved it. It’s beautiful, sturdy, and can seat a lot of family! I recommend it, Jennifer!

  2. Rina says:

    This is exactly the table I have been looking at! It’s great to see it in a real home setting. How did you decide on the black vs. the lighter gray and white? Where did you get the rest of the items on your table (tray, dinner plates and glasses)

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Hi Rina, great questions! I just added the product sources at the bottom of the post (under the last picture) with links to most of it. I went with black chairs to play off of the black on the table legs plus I’m a big fan of the black with wood tones combo!

  3. Dana McNeely says:

    Love the new table and will check out Article’s other furniture. Thanks for sharing your new outdoor dining room. Dana from AZ

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Thanks for stopping by and letting me know Dana!

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