A Seat at the Table

March 7, 2012

20120307-071830.jpg It really just takes one small thing to trigger a design concept for me. In the case of this latest table re-do, it was a set of cool, vintage, oblong plates that we recently acquired. As I was unpacking them, my mind raced with ideas of disparate things that I would collect from the shop shelves to create a collective, cohesive, fresh table.

20120307-072447.jpg Right off, I thought the raised cloche would work well in the center of the table, with a brown toned spool of vintage string & vintage clock keys under the dome. The table would have a vintage vibe to it.

20120307-072754.jpg The decanters with vintage door knob stoppers would continue the theme, and give some nice height.

20120307-072909.jpg Here are those plates that started the whole process.

20120307-073118.jpg Horn napkin rings and horn bowls set about would give an earthiness to the table.

20120307-073240.jpg The vintage flashcards adding a graphic that I always like.

20120307-073348.jpg With a John Derian platter continuing the font idea.

20120307-073501.jpg And my new favorite, Grove 45 EVOO had to find a spot in the mix.

20120307-073555.jpg As well as the new Alain Ducasse book we just got in.

20120307-073701.jpg Dinner for 4 is served!