Let it be known on this 15th day of December Naomi is not talking about the Holidays. She is not making a wish list or a gift guide, or giving tips on original holiday decor.
Go to a real blog for that.
Today, Naomi is talking about her dream dining room. Which i guess is a little bit like a wish list. So Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you. May snowflakes and candy canes fall from the sky and may the forces that be give me this dining room some day.
… Because its just what I want. (plus a nice chandelier to go over it, pretty please)
Why it wins my heart?
1. Chunky-beat up- wood top table with metal legs
2. Marais dining chairs. (ignore the stadium seating, give me more Marais, please)
3. View, View, View
In my dream home, my dining room will be in the back, open to the garden. The kitchen will be in the middle, and the living room will be in the front. That way kitchen is accessible to all areas and truly the heart of the home. And the dining can feature a full wall of windows with no cabinets obstructing the view to my city garden of Eden. Yes, my dream home is a city townhouse. There aint no suburbs in my dreams. For now.
Another view…. those chairs, those legs… I swoon! (Images via light locations)
My dining chair obsession as of late has been the Marais AC chair. I love its shape, I love that its metal, I love that is French, I love that its Awesome.
It’s currently on sale for $213 at Design Within Reach. So yes, for this girl, a whole set of these would be a bit of an investment.
I also could go for the Redsmith Dining Chair from Anthropologie aka and copper version of the Marais Chair. This one is $198 for all you fools out there, but four times a year I can get for $119. (I’ve said if before and I’ll say it again, you should really become close personal friends with someone who works at Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie) I can’t decide if the copper really works in my color scheme. I think I like the gunmetal better.
My fave table had been Jayson Home and Garden’s Chelsea Dining Table.
CB2’s Darjeeling Table could also fit the bill.
But neither of them have those cool metal tube legs. Now that I’ve seen the industrial look I’m inclined to go out and find myself some 1-1/2″ plumbing fittings and make my own table. And by “make my own table” I mean smile sweetly at my father and hope he makes it for me.
Also known as the Tolix Chair. Oh how I Love that metal against wood. (Image via Desire to Inspire)
Mixed with something a little bit aged? Such character and charisma! (image via cumbersome)
Hey Look Marais Chairs! A step to the patio! I love the idea that you can open your big doors and you are essentially dining outside. The vanishing threshold, right? (Image via light locations)
Extra bonus? Indoor/Outdoor friendly. (Image via DWR)
And since I have problems with design monogamy, I should probably show you my other dining room love…
The table looks mid-century (and awesome) and I have a mild obsession with Bertoia Wire chairs… especially in white. This room just makes me happy on the inside.
But a quick check with Dr Reality tells me that matching that table would be damn near impossible. Plus, while the Bertoia chairs could cut it for barstools, they would be far too uncomfortable for a long, social, appetizing, lingering meal.
Which is really the only kind I stand for.
And by stand, I mean sit. But you know what I mean….
So a wood/metal dining table and Marais chairs are definitely on my wish list.
I won’t get them by the 25th, but maybe someday.
Hope your design dreams come true someday too.
last image via black rooster decor