Furniture Fever (Dreams)
Hello. I mentioned at the end of yesterday's post that I would be back today to introduce a new semi-regular feature for Fridays that I am calling "Furniture Fever". This feature will appear whenever I see a piece of furniture that I cannot get out of my mind, one that really speaks to me. Time will tell how regular it will be - it could almost be every day!
The idea for Furniture Fever came from me realizing that this entire summer I have constantly been thinking about a table I saw in the 2021 summer issue of Traditional Home magazine. This is a piece that if it were at a store where I was shopping I would have purchased it even though technically I have no place to put it. I would be compelled to find a place for it.
Here she is, the lovely console table that talks to me:
I love the lines of this table and the variation of the thin strips of (what looks to be) rattan. It reminds me of the rolled up magazine art I did when I was in grade school. This is a sample of rolled up magazine art that I found online in case you did not do that at your school lol.
The table causing my furniture fever could be used almost anywhere, with any type of decor and look great. The table is a statement all on its own. I can see it in a beach house with furniture slipcovered in large floral/tropical chintz fabric, I could see it in a modern home with modern furnishings just as easily as an older home with antiques. It could hold its own with a lot of pattern or all neutrals. Versatile beauty.
For my own Furniture Fever Dreams, I would love to use it as an entryway table or as a bar table:
The table has personality on its own so it does not need much in the way of styling. Simple is best. For an entry, I would hang a painted Chinoiserie faux bamboo mirror over the table, put a blue and white tray on the table to collect keys and mail, a small statement statue, and an understated lamp. That would be a dream come true.
I have never had a bar cart or dedicated bar space on a table in our house before. This table, that is indeed speaking to me, is telling me it would make a great place to put a small bar setup though! I would keep that simple too. A beautiful piece of artwork above the table, a simple tray to corral the liquor and barware and a vintage blue and white bowl showing signs of wear to add texture and depth and that would be it. Another dream fulfilled.
Since I have this table and its beautiful curved lines on my mind so often, I have been noticing some other furniture with curved lines that are also giving me the fever!
This amazing coffee table:
This console table:
And this coffee table that is for sale right now at Patine in Santa Cruz, California. Yes, I want it. No, I am not going to buy it, you should though! Another piece that would look great anywhere you put it and with anything you put with it.
This concludes the first installment of Furniture Fever! See you on Monday. Happy Weekend.
Thank you for being here,