Dining Room Furniture Buffet

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Dining Room Furniture Buffet

Sell on Houzz – Learn MoreIf you’re searching for the perfect buffet, think about the following: What size buffet should I consider?Take into account the overall size of the room, the size of your dining table, and the size of any other furniture you have in the space. In general, buffets are large, heavy pieces, so be sure yours balances the room instead of overpowering it. What style sideboard should I choose?Sideboards date back to the 18th century, but today’s selection includes contemporary and modern styles in addition to antiques. When considering a style, take into account the theme that your dining room currently represents and try to find something that will complement it. A splash of bright paint on an antique will create a contemporary edge, or an all-white mid-century piece may add an interesting contrast to a modern table. Choose a buffet with some open shelving if you’d like to keep favorite items accessible and/or on display. For the items that you’d like to keep behind closed doors, cabinetry in glass, frosted glass, finished rubberwood or hand-painted oak are all great options, depending on your needs. Consider sliding cabinet doors to avoid getting in the way of foot traffic. Should I choose a buffet with a wine storage?Cellarets are cabinets in the buffet used for holding wine bottles and decanters and allow the buffet to double as a bar. If you spy a buffet that you love that doesn’t come equipped with a cellaret, simply add a wine rack to get a similar effect. Where else can I use my buffet?Don’t feel like your buffet must be confined to the dining room. Use one as a dresser in the bedroom or for storage space in a home office. Pair one with an oversized mirror or dramatic piece of artwork to play up the drama in a hallway. What should you put in your buffet?Use your buffet for anything that makes serving in the dining room easier. Think dinnerware, glassware, flatware, linens, china, candlesticks, extra salt and pepper shakers, and decorative knickknacks.
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Dining Room Furniture Buffet

If you’re searching for the perfect buffet, think about the following: What size buffet should I consider?Take into account the overall size of the room, the size of your dining table, and the size of any other furniture you have in the space. In general, buffets are large, heavy pieces, so be sure yours balances the room instead of overpowering it. What style sideboard should I choose?Sideboards date back to the 18th century, but today’s selection includes contemporary and modern styles in addition to antiques. When considering a style, take into account the theme that your dining room currently represents and try to find something that will complement it. A splash of bright paint on an antique will create a contemporary edge, or an all-white mid-century piece may add an interesting contrast to a modern table. Choose a buffet with some open shelving if you’d like to keep favorite items accessible and/or on display. For the items that you’d like to keep behind closed doors, cabinetry in glass, frosted glass, finished rubberwood or hand-painted oak are all great options, depending on your needs. Consider sliding cabinet doors to avoid getting in the way of foot traffic. Should I choose a buffet with a wine storage?Cellarets are cabinets in the buffet used for holding wine bottles and decanters and allow the buffet to double as a bar. If you spy a buffet that you love that doesn’t come equipped with a cellaret, simply add a wine rack to get a similar effect. Where else can I use my buffet?Don’t feel like your buffet must be confined to the dining room. Use one as a dresser in the bedroom or for storage space in a home office. Pair one with an oversized mirror or dramatic piece of artwork to play up the drama in a hallway. What should you put in your buffet?Use your buffet for anything that makes serving in the dining room easier. Think dinnerware, glassware, flatware, linens, china, candlesticks, extra salt and pepper shakers, and decorative knickknacks.
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Dining Room Furniture Buffet

Laura Martin Bovard What Is a Sideboard?Today “sideboard” is probably the most widely used of all of the terms for a long, low storage piece. You can find sideboards in a mind-boggling array of styles, with mirrored or glass-front doors, nailhead trim and high-gloss lacquered finishes. The single feature that most distinguishes a sideboard from another storage piece, like a credenza, is its short legs. It also may have cabinets that reach all the way to the floor. Tom Stringer Design Partners Think of the sideboard as the precursor to modern-day kitchen cabinets, and you will have a good picture of what this piece looks like. It’s long and waist high or a bit lower, with a surface for placing food on top, cabinets below and very short legs — or no legs at all.Originating in England, the sideboard was at first likely just a simple plank set atop trestles, or a shelf attached to the wall — a place to put food while serving. Over time drawers and cupboards were added below, as the piece became more important as a place for displaying prized possessions. TreHus Architects+Interior Designers+Builders A sideboard may come with a hutch attached to the top, like the one shown here. The hutch can be low, with open shelving (like this one) or higher, with glass-front cabinets meant for displaying fine china.An antique variation of the sideboard is a huntboard, which is taller than a typical sideboard; it was designed for hungry folks to stand around and eat from after finishing a hunt. Corynne Pless What Is a Buffet?There is no difference between a sideboard and a buffet in terms of definition. A sideboard used in the dining room may be called a buffet, and when placed in the living room, called a sideboard.Historically speaking, buffets were first used in Sweden to lay out big spreads of food and drink, known as smorgasbords. The concept of buffet tables caught on in France and then throughout the rest of Europe. In practice, I have noticed that shops and manufacturers seem to call long, low storage pieces on higher legs buffets, and those on shorter (or no) legs sideboards. Ejay Interiors This elegant piece could be called a buffet, since it is being used in the dining room. If you put the same piece in the entryway or living room, it would probably be called a sideboard or simply a cabinet. Crisp Architects What Is a Server?Servers tend to be smaller, more formal, and lighter in scale than buffets. They may have drawers and an open bottom on taller legs, or they may have cabinets, similar to a buffet or sideboard. The term “server” comes from the fact that the people serving the food in a formal dining room or restaurant are called servers, and the server is a place where those serving the food can place the serving dishes.Practically speaking, shops and furniture makers tend to use the word “server” interchangeably with “buffet,” though servers are likely to be smaller. Mark Ashby Design What Is a Credenza?The word “credenza” comes from the English word “credence” and the Italian word for “belief” — which makes sense, considering the first credenzas were used as a place for food that needed to be tasted to test for poison before being served to a VIP.Early credenzas had no legs, just cabinets reaching to the floor. During the mid-20th century, credenzas enjoyed a renewed popularity among the modern design crowd — but the “new” credenzas tended to be long, low cabinets on slender legs, often with sliding doors. Mark Ashby Design I’m shopping for dining room storage. What do I search for? The fact is, shops and manufacturers name their furniture whatever they think sounds best. If you want the best chance of finding a piece you love, use every term you can think of when searching online — I would go with “sideboard,” “buffet,” “server,” “credenza,” “cabinet” and “console” for good measure.Tell us: What do you call the storage piece in your dining room? Have you noticed regional differences in what this piece is called?
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Dining Room Furniture Buffet

Corynne Pless What Is a Buffet?There is no difference between a sideboard and a buffet in terms of definition. A sideboard used in the dining room may be called a buffet, and when placed in the living room, called a sideboard.Historically speaking, buffets were first used in Sweden to lay out big spreads of food and drink, known as smorgasbords. The concept of buffet tables caught on in France and then throughout the rest of Europe. In practice, I have noticed that shops and manufacturers seem to call long, low storage pieces on higher legs buffets, and those on shorter (or no) legs sideboards.

Dining Room Furniture Buffet

Dining Room Furniture Buffet
Dining Room Furniture Buffet
Dining Room Furniture Buffet

Published on May 18, 2017 | Under News | By admin
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