Vanessa Hudgens' dining table is a celebration of craftsmanship – designed to last for generations

Her handcrafted dining table embraces the organic modern movement, built to last (and impress) for seasons ahead

Vanessa Hudgens
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Handcrafted design remains a timeless furniture and decor trend for a reason: it's one-of-a-kind.

Vanessa Hudgens is one of the latest adopters of the bespoke design phenomenon with her handmade dining table. 'I’ve been a fan of 'en gold' for a while now as they celebrate the cultural and traditional craftsmanship of the Philippines, creating such beautiful pieces. So in love with my new dining table,' she captioned an Instagram post, showing off the textured, white table.

According to a trend report, quality pieces are in for 2024, with a focus on celebrating personal style, along with eco-friendly, sustainable pieces that are built to last for generations. Vanessa's dining table by the brand en gold certainly taps into this philosophy, embracing heritage craftsmanship. 

Nathan Kingsbury, founder and creative director of the eponymous design studio, says that bespoke design is a worthwhile investment for those who want one-of-a-kind, durable pieces.

'Choosing bespoke design has many benefits. It allows for the crafting of unparalleled, innovative, and exclusive designs that are unique and timeless. It transcends trends and ensures a lasting legacy with a design that is built to last. The space’s potential is maximized without limitations, delivering an authentic solution that is personalized to you rather than conforming to the masses. The process often surprises, introducing elements and options that you may never have considered before.'

Nathan Kingsbury
Nathan Kingsbury

Nathan has over 20 years’ experience, having qualified in furniture design at Buckinghamshire University. Following years in the industry, he set up on his own, creating an opportunity to work with people in a more authentic, personal and innovative way.

Choosing bespoke design can be a highly collaborative process. Working directly with designers allows for in-depth discussion about style, materials, and the ultimate vision. It is therefore highly important to find a designer that suits you.

'Ensure the designer you choose sings to your heart – you have to truly love their work for it to work for you,' says Nathan. 

'Prioritise craftsmanship quality not only displayed by the designer in visual imagery but also showcased in the real homes of past clients. Real-life testimonials and recommendations offer insight into how designers navigate the entire process and their ability to deliver on time and within budget consistently. Do your research, and it’ll pay off!'

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Hannah Ziegler
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Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.

Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.