A Table with a View

The dining room in our house was originally located next to the kitchen (northwest corner), where we have now built a bar instead. The southwest corner of the main level has floor to ceiling windows on both exterior walls, creating an ambient setting for the new dining room.

The previous owner had filled this space with a smaller table and chairs, apparently using it more as a breakfast nook:

They took out their furniture; we took out their carpet:

We felt that this would be an excellent change; however, the new dining space lacked one major component: adequate lighting. We planned to hang the George Nelson Saucer Bubble Lamp, but there was no wiring for a fixture in the ceiling. Problem? Not when you are married to Matt. He thought ahead and wired the new switch when the room was gutted and ran the necessary wiring from the switch to the fixture when the roof was torn off. No more paper lantern temporarily plugged into a wall outlet!

Former Temporary Set-up:

As previously posted, we picked up the very well-designed Cross Extension Table (Matthew Hilton) at our local "Design Within Reach" store-closing sale. After a search for the perfect coordinating seats, we chose the Eames Molded Plastic Chair with the dowel-leg base. These classic chairs are durable, comfortable and even kind to the environment.

Our dining room is a space we hope will be filled with great food and friendly conversation for years to come.

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