Breakfast at home – crazy mismatched everything, hahaha!
*Updated* I actually love our dining table – my mother lent it to me and it’s made of beautiful hard wood, with 2 benches. But the problem is the sides of the table are a bit closed off with big slabs of wood, so we can’t fit a high chair on either end. There are benches instead of chairs, and the benches are too low for Alo, and too narrow to fit a booster seat. Size-wise, it’s built for 4 people. And, beautiful as it is, my parents picked it out and naturally it reflects their taste more than mine.
I crushed hard on those French metal cafe chairs for a while. Then I got a bit over it and started crushing on those white Eames chairs – and rip-offs of that design were everywhere – online Ikea sellers and even department stores. The photo above is a perfect mix of the 2 types of chairs I like.
Here the chairs at the kabisera are armchairs, a slight variation that I also like if you want to go with more matchy chairs. But I can’t do armchairs because I would have to fit booster chairs for Alo and eventually Baby No. 3 (they won’t fit in the regular white chairs too ergo the metal cafe chairs because the seats are flat).
And much as I like all wood tables like the ones above, I decided to go with a wood top table with metal legs. So now it’s deciding whether I should get one with black metal legs:
Or maybe white metal legs? My worry with going with black is that it looks like a study desk, and it’s a bit more common. White may look cleaner. This beautiful home has the exact table I am pining for (get the pun, hehe), with the matching chairs and all:
Image sources for gallery: Apartment Therapy; Apartment Therapy; Decouvrir L’Endroit du Decor; My Domaine; Decouvrir L’Endroit du Decor
Locally, I found furniture maker Dekko making similar tables like the ones with the white legs above (here). I loved it. I love the grid thing Dekko does on the legs, like the table is propped up on a frame. And I like the pinewood slabs Dekko uses. (I shall ask for a quote and request for the legs to be painted stark white talaga).
Sigh, castles in the sky is what I call this exercise (I picked that up from Little Women, hehe). But I’m pretty relentless when I’ve made up my mind about what I want and like, so I’m going to make everything happen at one point. Oh, and as to details, I noticed for that clean Nordic look it’s all about white pots and plants or pottery or sleek steel accessories to keep everything streamlined noh?