I’m in love . . . with a table

I’ve been on the hunt for a dining room table for the formal dining room.  My ideal formal dining room isn’t so “formal” at all, but really just a nice, peaceful space for my friends and family to gather for a meal, dessert, drinks, laughs and good conversation.  I think its also nice to have a special spot for just me and the hubs to enjoy our dinner since our everyday lives are so busy and it’s the perfect time to talk after a long day.  (Of course, sometimes its just as nice to eat pizza out of the box on the couch!)

I wanted a table large enough to seat 10-12 people comfortably for holiday gatherings and dinner parties.  Initially, I thought a round table would be great since that way everyone can easily join in on the conversation, but I couldn’t find one I liked that was big enough, so I decided to save a round table for the breakfast room.

After looking for ages and feeling that the tables were all too formal or ornate or just not what I was looking for, I popped into Restoration Hardware one day on a whim while I was waiting for my “to go” order at the restaurant next door, and spotted the PERFECT dining table- classic and oh so pretty.  I was instantly smitten.  Behold: 

via Restoration Hardware

Aren’t her legs sweet?  I’m in love with a table, ha!  And we got those same chairs since I thought they went beautifully.  I think the table and chairs will really look nice in the new dining room.  I’m considering trying to apply a nailhead trim to the chairs, but maybe I better practice on something else first since I’ve never done that before! 

Next on the list:  find a rug to sit her majesty on.  

15 Comments

  1. July 9, 2010 / 4:24 am

    Gorgeous table!! It's gonna look great!

  2. July 9, 2010 / 4:26 am

    What a gorgeous table! Love your bamboo floors! Cant wait to see it all come together!
    I came over from NFF..I'm now a follower!

  3. July 9, 2010 / 4:31 am

    Following you from Friday Follows – hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

    xo Erin
    droppedstitches72.blogspot.com

  4. July 9, 2010 / 6:51 am

    You have chosen an exquisite table-I am so jealous! I wish we had Restoration hardware over here in OZ!

    Best wishes and happy weekend,
    Natasha.

  5. July 9, 2010 / 3:35 pm

    I am following you also now Mrs. A! 🙂 Love your home, it's BEAUTIFUL!

  6. July 9, 2010 / 6:32 pm

    your house is so gorgeous, I'm loving all these progress pictures!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you back 🙂

  7. July 10, 2010 / 10:37 pm

    oooh dining tables are always a hard one xxx

  8. July 10, 2010 / 10:37 pm

    oooh dining tables are always a hard one xxx

  9. Anonymous
    July 11, 2010 / 2:00 am

    I love lamp!!!

  10. July 12, 2010 / 5:36 am

    Thanks for stopping by 504 Main from NFF. I am a new follower here.

    I think I may be in love with that table too…it is just gorgeous. Our current table only seats 8…I want a BIG table for everyone!

  11. July 13, 2010 / 11:31 pm

    your house is beautiful! and really coming along. i cant wait to see it when it's all done!

  12. Anonymous
    December 9, 2011 / 7:22 pm

    Hello,
    I love this dining set. May I ask what type of fabric and color are your chairs? Thanks- shelly

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