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Dining in style…soon

4 Jan

For the last 6 years – since we moved to the USA from London my little family has been dining on a basic white round table from Ikea. We loved it when we bought it and lord knows we have had great use out of it but with more and more guests on the horizon and finally being able to entertain in our home it was high time to splash out and get a new table.

I have been keeping my eye open for a table for a while but I wasn’t getting very far – I really was torn about what to buy…wood or white? make our own concrete topped one??? Modern or traditional?

I needed help. So I started hitting my design sources for ideas (aka Pinterest!!) and I was heavily  inspired by this great dining set up……

Modern meets traditional dining room

Modern meets traditional dining room

I actually found this image on the Novogratz facebook page taken from the NY Times blog, the photograph is by  Magnus Marding.

The combination of modern & traditional is right up my alley and the legs on the above table are amazing. And so with this image in mind I finally knew what style I was looking for and after some time I found it. Yes, I have finally chosen a dining table…..

Grand Baluster in Black Drifted Oak

Grand Baluster in Black Drifted Oak

It’s from Restoration Hardware and I was able to take advantage of their end of year sale which was a bonus. I love the lines on this table and the black color is so dramatic! I cant wait to see it in situ. It also extends out to 96 inches which is perfect for the times we have more people over for dinner! (well not for another 4 weeks till we get it delivered!)

As for the chairs I am thinking I will add in some white modern eames moulded chairs around it to play off the traditional lines. Exactly like the ones in the first image above. What do you think – do you like the Black & White combination or would you add in some color???!!

Help!!

The Nest Store

14 Sep

I recently read about this store in Martha Stewart’s living magazine  which is not my favorite regular read but this month had some excellent design articles and  the most delicious recipe for one pot lemon & olive chicken that I have ever eaten! I’ll share it at some point  because it was just too good and ridiculously easy to make.

Looking at the article on Nest  I think I could quite happily have spent  my entire kids college fund in this store if it was closer to my house – so I’m thankful that it’s based  on the east coast in New York!  However their online shop is rather tempting. They have the most gorgeous dresses from Bali and other exotic pieces. Here’s some of my favorite furniture items they have in stock…

This Brazilian Cow hide chair is just stunning. I’d like one of these for sure!

And this aluminum clad table with the wooden legs…..sigh, its beautiful and would certainly stand up to my 2 little fellas bashing it on a daily basis.

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