Barnett’s dark-stained cerused rift-cut oak pedestal dining table, $6,800.
Coffee tables with Italian ebony bases and hand-chiseled American walnut wavy tops, $6,500 for the pair
Self-taught furniture designer John Barnett’s (jbdenison.com) stately yet easy-to-live-with furniture has the kind of bold presence that turns heads. Interior designer Michael Del Piero—whose interiors have a similar effect—has picked up his line at her Bucktown boutique, Good Design, 1914 N. Damen Ave., 773-772-3000, michaeldelpiero.com.
Photograph: Tate Gunnerson