The custom table is set with weathered oak stools from Ballard Designs. The interiors of the glass kitchen cabinets were stained and lime washed to closely match the stools as well as show off the homeowner's white china. A chandelier from Pottery Barn gives the dining area more prominence. The room is painted in Shoji White.
French flea market chairs were reupholstered in Cabine Rouge fabric and matched with a salvaged bistro table. The bottom of the table was spray painted matte charcoal gray and topped with pine that was stained and varnished with a clear gloss. An antique Bukhara rug gives the space a warm atmosphere that beckons one to stay all day.
The art deco mirror above the side table was an eBay find painted silver and distressed. Contemporary bar stools add a pop of modernity to the mirror's vintage vibe.
A nearby window and silver Acquatinta suspension lamp hanging from a ceiling medallion make sure there's plenty of lighting, whether for morning espressos or evening aperitifs.
The artwork and its accompanying butter yellow walls serve as a background to a contemporary bistro set.
The Varanasi screen adds visual interest (and has the ability to block any unwanted views). Its wood planks, reclaimed from old merchant ships and buildings, might have guests believing they're sipping beverages at a café in some European fishing town.
Ah, yes, kids need culture too. And whether they're sipping an Italian soda waxing about Impressionist art or making their own, they can do so in European glamour at this custom table. A 24-inch Carrara marble top sits upon a cast iron pedestal base that Miller found at a San Francisco vintage shop. A wall sconce from Policelli Lighting completes the look.
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