Today, Knoll Studio holds the licensing rights to reproduce this gorgeous, simple, understated treasure and you can order from them, however I see them from time to time in random thrift stores and consignment stores. I have yet to snatch one up but after realizing how many photos I’ve pinned of this table, I believe I won’t pass up an opportunity if it presents itself again!
They’ve recently moved into a HUGE warehouse on the edge of town so it took me a bit to get there. Thank Heavens for my GPS.
THIS made my heart skip a beat:
Casa Stephens Interiors
So well made and solid and for $155.00
I’m still dwelling on it I’m just not sure that I NEED it but seriously…
It could make such a fantastic entry piece, no?
and of course, the perfect buffet:
Vintage Charm Restored
My new friend, Lori of Vintage Charm Restored is a local McKinney artist who does some amazing work…be sure to check her out!
Casa Stephens Interiors
This guy was a little banged up and obviously dusty but oh, the potential…
and my favorite:
source unknown via Pinterest
I already have this chair sitting naked and lonely in my bedroom, spray painted white but waiting for the perfect fabric to complete it…maybe it needs the desk as well?
For $60.00 and a can of paint, I think it may be worth it.
Alas, I came home empty handed. I try not to buy on impulse so I’m mulling these things around but I know, as I’m sure you do, not to wait too long. I’m not the only treasure hunter out there and chances are, I could go back tomorrow and all three of these lovelies could be gone.
That’s my adventure for now.
I’m off to do some shopping with a client…paid to shop. How awful is life?
Anyone who knows me well and has been to my house knows how much I love open shelving.
For me, keeps things simple and forces me to be organized
(which is something, I’m sorry to say, that I am NOT by nature)
A few years ago, my husband and I remodeled our kitchen and debated back and forth whether or not to take down the cabinets over the sink and replace them with open shelves. I was concerned about what it may do to the resale value of the house but we went for it anyway and, may I say, it was the best decision we made in terms of the design of the space.
I’m often asked if my dishes get dirty easily because they’re exposed.
The top shelf, where I keep platters and serving bowls, etc. do usually need to be rinsed before being used
but the lower shelf is every day use items that really don’t have time to get dust on them. It’s really very simple to keep everything clean and it all stays organized.
(pardon the reuse of the photo from this post I’m not feeling my photo editor today)
Looking back, there are a couple or things I would do differently but as for the decision to rid our kitchen of the cabinets, NEVER.
I still find myself oogling photos of open shelving in kitchens and since I’m in kind of a vintage design kind of mood, I thought I’d share some of my favorites:
I could do this all day but I’d better quit while I’m ahead and save something for next time!
How do you feel about it?
Could you live with open shelving in the kitchen?
If you already do, link up to this post so we can all see!