Today I’d like to show you the eat-in space of our kitchen. To make it more dramatic, let’s see what it used to look like first. As some of you may recall, this was the light that was there when we moved in:
Changing it was one of the first things I wanted to do but I couldn’t decide on one/find one that I liked. But I also couldn’t stand looking at what was there so we removed it and this is how the eat-in area has looked for the past several months.
Pretty bare. Well I finally found the light I wanted and we installed it over the weekend:
I found it at Providence, a cute local shop that I wrote about last week on Averill’s blog. The owner told me she found it in Florence. It also appeared in a photo shoot in – I think she said – Southern Living. Those aren’t the reasons I bought it but it’s always fun when there’s a story behind a piece.
It’s so nice to finally have a light over the table! I plan on getting small round bulbs for it but I had these lying around.
You may have noticed that I changed the dining table too. We bought this farmhouse table for the dining room in our house in Seattle, which was a long rectangular room. It was from a local woodworking shop there. But for some reason, it never looked quite right in that room so I ended up using it in my studio. I decided to try it here because the space is pretty large and the round table didn’t seem substantial enough for it. I think it works much better.
For new readers, here is a complete source list for everything you see:
Chairs: Arne Jacobsen Series 7 from Fritz Hansen
Plates: Crate & Barrel (I don’t see this style on their site anymore.)
Pitcher/Vase: Sentou (Paris)
Purple Stalks in Vase: Whole Foods (Does anyone know what they are? They look black in the photos but they’re actually a dark violet.)
Next, I need to tidy up the office area of the kitchen and then the kitchen will finally be finished!
Did you tackle any projects over the weekend?
(Photos: From the Right Bank)