Sep 14, 2012

Chairs! + an alternate workspace

If you haven't noticed, I've gotten really into furniture over the past year or so, oof. I'm now all for getting pieces that will last, both in terms of style and construction/build, instead of tossing and re-buying my Ikea furniture every time I move. It's been hard not to make our new space into a design victim's lair (and I don't think we quite succeeded), but hopefully we'll be able to collect some cool and unique things over the years that will soften the edges up a bit.

The 35'' Saarinen dining table is perfect for our tiny space, though our experience in getting it - from the DWR outlet on eBay - was far from perfect. It took three (!) deliveries, but we finally ended up with the correct table. I researched chairs for a good, like, two weeks before I went with my first pick anyway. We ordered them back in July and finally got them today. They make them from scratch I think. It's embarrassing to admit how much these chairs excited me (these are the wafer + walnut legs).

I'm also pretty excited to be able to sit at a different "desk" for some work, especially as my iMac's wifi has been busted for months.

And if you're curious, we painted this wall "Wrought Iron" by Martha Stewart Living.

Happy weekending!

P.S. Thank you all for the thoughtful responses on the last post - it was great to learn more about your current/past whereabouts and how you feel about them.


  1. I love the "Wrought Iron" wall color, Alice!

  2. I'm also into getting pieces that will last longer. LOVE the Eames chairs - they are on my wish list. Love the wall color. Happy weekend!

  3. This "different" workspace thing is something I've been doing for about a month - it has made SUCH a difference in my approach/outlook for my work!

  4. i LOVE those chairs... i saw them in some magazines recently, but they don't really fit in my dining space, so if i bought the chairs, i'd have to buy a new table as well and i'm afraid my budget is too low for that kind of fun, right now ;)

    have a nice day

  5. such beauties!! i love the classic look of these pieces. i normally am not too fond of dark colored walls, but i think yours looks fantastic with your furniture.

  6. Beautiful space- and I love those chairs

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  8. I had the same problem with my iMac, try changing your wifi's SSID and it should work.

  9. Love the wall color and those chairs.

  10. I've been considering the same chair. Has it proven to be comfortable for sitting at your table and working on your computer?

    1. Denise, I haven't sat in it for more than an hour or so at a time, so I can't really say. It's been comfortable but I probably wouldn't want to sit for a full day on it.

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