Merrill admits the large, custom mid-century style dining table is the heart of the family's home-away-from-home. "The oversized table was a must," she says. "We bought the home with the sole purpose of being a place where our family can escape and spend quality time together — without having to travel too far. What better place to do that than over a meal? The dining table really now serves as the hub of our home." Custom Dining Table; Ostergaard Vintage Dining Chairs; Heath Ceramics Serveware.