La dolce vita.  Think of Italy and you do indeed think of the good life: beautiful weather, delicious food and drink, elegant design.  Italy has given us so many design classics from the iconic Bialetti espresso maker to the original Fiat 500.  The (very British!) artist and designer, William Morris, said that you should ‘have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful’, but surely it is even better if you can combine form and function in the same object. Here at Style Our Home we certainly think so and stock some beautiful Italian dining room furniture which is also incredibly practical.  Whether you are eating pasta or pad Thai, gelato or jambalaya, we are sure to have some pieces for your dining room that suit both your style and your budget. 

The Connubia Calligaris brand takes its name from the Latin word, conubium, meaning marriage or bond, and their furniture certainly marries form and function.  The brand’s ethos is probably conveyed most effectively by its emblem: a circle surrounded by three half circles. These circles represent what is surely the centre of any home – the dining table.  Certainly, there are few things more pleasurable than sharing a meal with the people you love, and Connubia Calligaris’ dining tables allow you to do this beautifully. 

Amongst their collection, the Atelier range of extendable round tables offers you the versatility of being able to sit guests comfortably when entertaining, whilst being more compact for day-to-day dining, and are available in an array of wooden finishes.

If you are looking for an extendable table in a rectangular shape then look no further than the Connubia Calligaris Baron range. Contemporary in design, the Baron is available in a variety of finishes including glass and cement and has options such as chrome or steel legs. 

For a larger table, the Gate range will accommodate your needs and again offers you versatility by being extendable.  For chairs, Connubia Calligaris has an extensive range of beautiful designs to complement your table. 

Choose something vibrant and eyecatching like the Sami chair in mustard yellow or aquamarine, something classic like the Cruiser black leather chair, or the contemporary and exciting Jam chairs with a two-tone technopolymer shell. 

Every dining room needs a sideboard to accommodate crockery and glassware.  Connubia Calligaris has a range of sideboards with a variety of door and drawer combinations to meet your every need.  And if you want to extend the Connubia Calligaris look into your kitchen, there is also a selection of bar stools in a myriad of colours and styles to enhance your breakfast bar or island.

Equally enticing is the Domitalia brand.  Established in 1989, Domitalia is celebrated for its elegant and innovative designs across the world. Their dining tables are beautiful in their simplicity.  The extendable Domitalia Wind dining set with four accompanying chairs combines practicality and poise; for smaller spaces, the Domitalia Web square dining set is perfect. 

To further enhance any table, choose distinctive chairs such as the Domitalia Star chair, with its inventive curves, or the shapely and comfortable Soft L chair.  If you want to inject some individuality into your kitchen, the Domitalia Bouchon cork kitchen counter stool will do just that.  Inspired by the champagne cork, this witty piece is available in a variety of heights and comes in different coloured frames.  The Domitalia Pick SG Gas Lift Bar Stool is possibly more conventional but no less appealing. Its retro looks combine practicality - the height can be adjusted - with simple style.

Whichever brand or products you choose, you can be sure that modern Italian design equals desirability. Style Our Home will be visiting the Milan Furniture Show in April to discover the latest trends and innovations and we will be sure to share our inspiration with you.  Ciao!