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October 8, 2014

I went into yesterday's post convinced I wanted a tulip table.  While searching out examples I found the image of a kitchen with a weathered wood table and ghost chairs that really caught my attention.  I feel like maybe that's the direction I want to take now. 



Some things are already in place, like the Edgecomb Gray walls, white cabinets and black counter tops.  I gave myself the Clare Elsaesser print for my Birthday last year so that stays.  We also just bought that lantern this summer and the Riad fabric for roman shades.  So those need to stay consistent no matter what we decide.  I'm really leaning toward the second option right now.  I think it blends in more with the style of our home.  I'm always curious to see how more modern styles work in a traditional house, it's usually really refreshing. So maybe that's the up the ante factor we need.

As always, thoughts are more than welcome.  I really talk myself through these decisions and tend to run circles around them before making up my mind.



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19 comments:

  1. I love option 2, especially with the lantern!! I feel like my house is a big mix of traditional with a splash of modern ;)

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  2. Ohhh I like them both but maybe leaning towards number 2. Do you mind hearing where the table is from?

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  3. I'm thinking I like option two. I feel as though so many people have a tulip table. That wooden table is a forever table. :)

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  4. I like option 2. The table/chair combo will work better with littles and still look great.

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  5. I love your plan Julia. It's going to look great!

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  6. I'm kinda obsessed with those serena and lily chairs but as the mom of a 2.5 year old, ghost chairs are SO easy to clean!! Option 2 gets my vote!

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  7. Both plans look lovely, and I really like the wooden table (a bit worried though about possible stains on the weathered wood... especially with kids, so it has to be protected in some way - clear matt polish ?) I can't wait to see what you come up with !

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  8. I have been debating new chairs from our kitchen for ages now so I feel your pain. I am pretty certain we are going the ghost chair route too. I just hope they are comfy enough for people to sit in for extended periods of time since we entertain a ton.

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  9. I have been researching tulip tables just for the cleaning factor. But, the wood is super cute. You could do a little built in banquet with the tulip table if you wanted to have some wood featured. Break up the textures a little bit. We used a richmond local person to build our farmhouse table from reclaimed wood. He did a great job if you ever need a table built. It seats almost 12 and was very reasonable.

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  10. I love tulip tables, we have a cheap Ikea version but the "real" ones with the marble tops are so gorgeous! Although, I do love the wood element that the one you picked would bring in! Only thing about ghost chairs is they are NOT comfy at all. So if you'll be dining here a lot you may want to reconsider otherwise your bum will be going numb in a matter of minutes! haha

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    1. not really, mostly for the kids to keep their ketchup and jelly off the sofas and the dining room chairs :)

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  11. I think both are pretty but love option number 2 as well. A post sourcing smaller wooden tables would be great.

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  12. I love the table from option #2. I think the ghost chairs are sooo trendy for your classic style. I also hear that they scratch really easily! I like the idea of mixing materials, so maybe something like this? http://www.westelm.com/products/scoop-back-chairs-f887/?pkey=cdining-chairs&cm_src=dining-chairs%7C%7CNoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-&group=1&sku=8433195

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  13. Love table 2. Worried about comfiness of ghost chairs and kids sliding out easily? Do you like Eames plastic molded chairs? Maybe too modern. They are surprisingly comfy. Sure it will be beauty.

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  14. Check out the World Market round one, it's very similar to what you have posted here and it was on sale for a steal recently, like $375! I love it, but it's too small for our space, might work perfectly for your area.

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  15. I would go nuts trying to pick food out of the no. 1 chairs. I would think no. 2 would be easier to clean. I was tipped off to a great source for ghost chairs just the other day - bizchairs (dot) com.

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  16. Hi Julia! Just found your blog and love it! The pillows are awesome - love the salmon coloured one - may I ask where you found it???? Thanks so much

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  17. Love your #2... But the chinoiserie obsessed me loves that amazing weathered wooden table WITH that ginger jar/blue pillow combo... Either choice will be lovely! Wooden will always be in style!

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  18. I definitely vote for the second look..I think the tulip tables will soon be a passing fad!

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