A Seat at the TableMarch 7, 2012
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.
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.
The decanters with vintage door knob stoppers would continue the theme, and give some nice height.
Here are those plates that started the whole process.
Horn napkin rings and horn bowls set about would give an earthiness to the table.
The vintage flashcards adding a graphic that I always like.
With a John Derian platter continuing the font idea.
And my new favorite, Grove 45 EVOO had to find a spot in the mix.
As well as the new Alain Ducasse book we just got in.