Thursday, March 24, 2011

Want this???*

My former roommate Shey (we were housemates while we studied abroad in Brisbane, Australia) has inherited an awesome table.  Made out of timber from her late grandfather's farm, it has great modern lines that go beautifully with her modern, all white home.  She'll also soon be getting her grandmother's china and wanted help both in finding chairs and finding a way to incorporate the traditional look of the china.

Here's what I came up with for her:

Dwell napkins, $16 for 4; Charger, $4 each; Milkglass compote, $18; Vintage brass pitcher,  $18; Chairs, $150 for 2; Orbit chandelier, $249

How awesome is that table???  And that china is gorgeous!

Her home manages to be very modern and all white, but not stark and cold feeling.  I chose the chandelier to bring in some funky modern shine and the chairs because they're classic.  The chargers and water pitcher also bring in some shine, but in a rustic kind of way to keep things feeling warm.  The geometric napkins add some dimension while mimicking the colors in the china and keep the place setting from feeling too feminine.  And last but not least, the milkglass brings the solid white to the table (and thus looks modern), but helps bridge the gap between old and new.

I think adding an oversized black and white photograph of hers would be the perfect finishing touch.  Check out her site--she's an AMAZING photographer (and how cute is her little boy???).

* Inside joke going back about 10 years now.  :)


Shey said...

Eek!!! LOVE! You're the best - and yes I want this. :)

I Have To Have It said...

Yay! Glad you like it, Shey! I'll play around with it some more and see if I can come up with any other ideas for you.

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