My Nana, who has impeccable taste, is downsizing and her children and grandchildren are inheriting many pieces she cannot fit into her new condo. Going through and dividing up a house full of treasurers proved to be rather emotional for me. I totally forgot to take pictures of most of the beautiful items I “won” before packing them up into boxes. So I will have to share my fabulous décor swag later, but for now I’ll reveal two furniture items that I will be welcoming into the cottage.
The cottage is an intentional and layered mix of traditional and modern. You will see and hear me repeat that again and again as I make my selections. This was true in the balance of my kitchen and bathroom designs and is also the case in the pieces I chose for my dining area.
The first Nana acquisition is this chrome and glass console tablethat will live in my dining room window alcove. This is my bit of modern.
Ignore the tchotchkes on top and imagine it being all fabulous like this…
Only instead of a desk, it will house a bar tray and some choice decorative items. I acquired some darling butterfly tumblers from Nana and perhaps they will live there too.
I also plan to put a bench under the console table for additional seating. Similar to Ruthie Sommers’ set up below… only clean and simple. I’m attempting to go “minimalistic” and only use my favorite pieces.
My functional dining room storage will be housed in acquisition #2, the wood sideboard. This would also be the touch of traditional in the room.
I will put art above it, a lamp on top and style it up all cute. Sort or like this…
Or perhaps this…
The pieces will be laid out like how I showed in the floor planlast week. Here is another visual of where they will go. Imagine a round table in the middle and most of that kitchen wall gone! (And wood floors, white walls, curtains, art etc etc.)
So that’s my mix of modern and traditional and how I plan to use it in my dining room! I’m also inheriting a traditional wood table from my mom and adding a modern pendant light above that I shared yesterday. Once I snap a pic of my new/old dining table I’ll put together a little mood board for the room.
I feel so so lucky to have select pieces of my grandmother’s and mother’s furniture. There is something very cool about a multi-generational furniture scheme. I love that each piece has a story… even the ones I tracked down on my own. I hope one day some of my own treasures will be cherished by my family too. Corny moment. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.