Friday, March 4, 2011

Farm to Table

(House Beautiful)
I have one basic, distressed white table with four chairs in my place in Charlottesville.  My sister and I bought it in NYC in 2003 and it's been going strong for eight years.  The best feature of the table is that it has two leaves that can be added so it can seat anywhere from 4 people to 8 people (as long as your guests don't mind being a little squeezed).  I'm hoping once we move into our first house and have a proper dining room space, my current table will be repurposed in its smallest form to a breakfast table in a corner of the kitchen.  Then I will be on the hunt for a new dining room table.  While I've been eyeing everything from antique mahogany tables with detailed inlays to oval-shaped pedestal tables by Baker, depending on the house we end up with, I'd lovean elegant reclaimed wood farm table that can be dressed up (cloaked in a silk tablecloth and set with my fine china and Waterford crystal) or dressed down (decorated with sisal placemats and oversized white washed candlesticks) depending on the occasion.  My dream is to someday have a country retreat (and a small barn for keep my horse); modest and cozy, with an authentic French Country chateau feel.  Until then, I'd like to create a dining room in Norfolk that marries the refined elegance of a Parisian interior (crystal chandelier, elaborately carved wood chairs) with the relaxed livability of a Provence country house (reclaimed wood farmhouse table).  Here are a few for inspiration. 

(4top luxury interior design)
love the wooden board bottom piece for extra storage
also notice the gorgeous Mosaic tile backsplash
(House Beautiful)

(Elle Decor)

1 comment:

  1. The concept of farm-to-table dining is not a new one, especially for those of us in the culinary profession. Chefs and restaurateurs have always enjoyed offering guests dishes prepared with the finest, freshest, and most wholesome ingredients. And after all, who wouldn't want to help preserve the environment.


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