When my husband and I bought our house, I bought furniture because we needed it. Since we didn’t have a lot of money for said furniture, I had to buy what I could afford and not necessarily what I really wanted. Sure, I found pieces that I liked in my price range, but if I had had more money I definitely would have bought different things.
Our furniture is holding up three years later, but I find myself dreaming about the pieces I hope to buy someday. Call them our permanent pieces rather than starter pieces. So far I’ve got our dining room furniture picked out.
First of all, The Table:
My dream table is simply a beautiful slab of wood. I’d like the legs to be more refined than the ones shown here, but you get the general idea. I was really excited to find the maker of this table, as he is located in Illinois and harvests trees from his own forest. Granted, he (David Stine) is in southern Illinois and it’s about a six hour drive from where I live, but that’s a doable weekend trip! Now I just need to start saving. Otherwise, there is an affordable version that I also like sold at CB2, click here to see it.
Next, The Light Fixture:
This light fixture is from Viva Terra and I have been coveting it ever since I saw it–originally I really wanted the darker color, but now I’m leaning towards the white. I think it would be beautiful over my future table.
Finally, The Chair. For the chair, I just want something very simple and classic so as not to compete with The Table and The Light Fixture. While I love the nubby fabric shown on this chair from Crate & Barrel, I’d probably want my chairs to be leather so they’d be easier to clean up.
I also love this chair, but could not copy the picture.
Guess I’d better start saving!