Kitchen Update: The Table Top

IMG_4447 At last, our dining room table is completed.  Using the same material as we did for our counters, Silestone, but in a different color, we were able to blend our two kitchen areas without making them look too 'matchy-matchy'.   A solid creamy white called Haiku for our counter tops lent a more modern look in the kitchen, while the marbled effect of  Quasar for the table top gave the dining room a more traditional feel.  The combination works perfectly together.  We're loving the look and the durability of the stone and, in all honesty, we're finding ourselves sitting around the table longer.  Eating slower, chatting longer and entertaining more often.  The renovated kitchen has become the heart of our home.  Take a look:silestone psd

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It's hard to believe that it was almost a year ago that we were finalizing the renovation plans for our kitchen and only now do I feel it's almost done.  It was well worth the time invested and I thank all who've been following this [at times] arduous process.  In the future, I will share my art search for the dining area and for fabric to reupholster our comfy chairs.  I will need your help again.

Did you really think we were done?!?


Kitchen Update: Deciding On Chairs

IMG_3825 Last Saturday, Alex and I set out to find chairs to place around our new dining table.  After visiting a few Mid-Century shops we found 5 period appropriate contenders, all of which came with us overnight.  After studying the chairs, both from near and afar, we were able to narrow the options to 3.  One designed by Eric Buch, another by Kai Kristiansen and the third by Ole Wanscher's.  Taking in account their comfort, shape and wood grain all 3 could work in the space and the table but only ONE can stay.  I have my favorite.  Which one is yours? IMG_8986

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1.  Eric Buch

Kai2.  Kai Kristiansen

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3.  Ole WenscherIMG_3820

Many thanks to the folks at Modernaire, Antiques and Modern and Klassik Living for working with us!