I wish I could say we’ve enjoyed countless fancy dinners in this room, lingering over after-dinner drinks whilst good friends smoke cigars and tell many stories. But we haven’t had nearly enough.
And anyway, I actually prefer our kitchen table.
We have had quite a few meals in here though, mostly of the celebratory kind. I’m thinking a large rug would really bring it all together and cause me to want to cook more dinners just for this room (rack of lamb, foie gras, caviar?). The table was in my dad’s house growing up, and we had many a family meal at it over 30 years. I loved that he allowed me to bring it to my home; he probably thought he’d dine there a few times instead of always in the kitchen.Its real purpose these days is to serve as a platform for Lego building. Wide open glass-top spaces seem to be prime real estate for that.
This may be the only area of the house that the kids don’t bother. Maybe it’s the height of the lamps and their imposing shape that keeps them away. It’s nice to have a clutter-free table that you can count on.
Were everyone to be honest, we all have a mirror somewhere in our house where we can check our appearance right before leaving. The lighting is right, it’s full-length and maybe it’s even one of those tricky “skinny mirrors” that you couldn’t replicate without a year-long search in 10 countries. Like one of those fun house mirrors that instantly makes you 15 pounds lighter. This is my mirror.It gets kind of awkward though when guests are actually sitting in there.