Let's have a dinner party

Monday, June 18, 2012

I am mostly moved in and love my new place. I went from a tiny 600 sq foot high-rise to an 800 sq foot walk-up and with this new space comes the ability to buy a dining table. I love the look of this marble top table but it only comfortably seats three. When my mom and I stopped at Crate and Barrel we went upstairs to see this table (just for fun) and saw the floor sample on sale 40% off. The exact size in the exact finish that I wanted. Seriously?! Lucky me. After calling/text messaging Alaina all morning (sometimes I'm a little indecisive and need her thoughts on things), we narrowed it down to two tables and I made my decision. I give you...my new dining table. I feel so grown up.

The best thing about this table is that I can bring my Ballard bench up to the table and seat a total of SIX people. Once I find those dining chairs, I'll be ready for my first dinner party. Alex suggested these windsor chairs from West Elm (I love this chair in white. I'd love black chairs but think white might soften the space. We'll see!), but bentwood chairs would cost less. Any suggestions for me? I'm feeling a little stuck.

I have had a great few days with my mom and am so sad to see her go but I suppose I'm ready to get into a routine in my new home! After taking a few days off of work, I have some serious catching up to do. Ready for one last day of fun with mom.

Happy Monday!

24 comments

  1. That's a wonderful table, and we have a bench with our dinner table too. It'll work out beautifully!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  2. looove both of those tables. I think that marble one is the one I sent you on gchat! But i loove the one you chose, and SUCH a good idea to use your bench for seating! Those windsor chairs are great! i canNOT wait to see the progress on your new place! Lets get together for drinkypoos STAT.

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  3. Yay, congrats! Can't wait to hear about all the dinner parties you have on this table!

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  4. I'm in love with this table! What a perfect find!!

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  5. Love the look of this table Danielle! Great find!

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  6. the table is so cute! you're so lucky you got 40% off as well - can't go wrong! white chairs will look so good against that since the legs of the table are dark, it will be a nice contrast! so sad your mom has to go :( i'd hate my mom to leave if that were me lol but enjoy!!

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  7. That table looks great! Can't wait to see how everything comes together. What would we do without moms??

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  8. Congrats on moving in! That table is beautiful, and yay for fitting 6 people! I'm also a big fan of those Windsor chairs.

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  9. Congrats on your new apartment :) Post pictures of it soon!

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  10. Love your new table! My vote is for white bentwood chairs because i think the windsor ones from WE + the table might make it look super modern. Either way, congrats on having extra space to throw dinner parties!

    dayka

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  11. LOVE the dining room table!! It's perfect!

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  12. Yay for finding a table! Can't wait to see the new place. :)

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  13. LOVE that table, and the fact that you got it on sale!! I would say bentwood chairs, mainly because I'm obsessed with them but also to mix up the all modern vibe you might get with the Windsors.

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  14. So happy to hear you are loving your new place! The table you decided on is gorgeous- West Elm has wonderful stuff.

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  15. Now that's a really nice table! I love dinner parties.

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  16. Congrats! I was so excited when I moved into my apartment last year and finally had space for a dining table! Love the table you picked. I think vintage chairs painted a fun color would look great...something like this:

    http://becolorful.typepad.com/.a/6a00e550ae2fdc88340163032050a3970d-pi

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  17. Love the table, and the white Windsor chairs would look awesome with it! Good luck!

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  18. How lucky! Lovely table and I like the chairs from west elm, though bentwood chairs are also fun... I guess it all depends if you want new or vintage.

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  19. Ah great choice Danielle! I love it! And what a steal! :)

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  20. Yay for dinner parties! LOVE that table, gorgeous!

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  21. That's my idea table! Great score!!!

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