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My Dining Table…My Heritage

My husband and I agree on so many things, however, deciding on a new dining table is not one of them.  He is much more of a simple-styled, traditional wood kind of guy, whereas my love lies in interesting and eclectic pieces of furniture. I love to balance old with new, contemporary with traditional, and cannot resist an iconic mid-century piece of furniture.  Enter the Saarinen dining table.

I love it.  My husband does not.

I see pairing it with some reupholstered dining chairs I found on Craig’s List ($175 for four chairs, no less!), and a killer chandelier.  He can’t seem to catch the vision.

So, in order to expedite my plight, I’m pulling out my trump card… my heritage.  Eero Saarinen, the designer of the Saarinen table, was a Finnish-American architect/designer.  Being 1/2 Finn myself, I feel that this table would not only be an amazing statement in our home, it would be a reflection of my mother, my Finnish heritage, and who I am.


The defense rests.


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The Decorista via Decor Pad

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Toronto Interior Design Group

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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Skylar Merrifield #

    Who knew one table could be center stage to so many wonderful looks! Love it!

    September 24, 2012
  2. Boom! I like it. I think Rick may have to pull “Texas heritage” one of these days.

    September 24, 2012
  3. Did we have any doubt who would come out on top!?

    September 25, 2012

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