Finally, a photo of my secret crush! I spotted the Provence Dining Table about a month or so ago at Cost Plus. I tried to take a picture of it with my cell phone, but it just didn’t do it justice. I came home and wanted to share it all of you, but it wasn’t online yet. I’m always looking for cost effective items that look expensive for a great price. That’s why I love West Elm’s parson table. It’s just one of those pieces that looks good wherever you put it. Plus, I personally like multi-functional pieces. When you’re on a budget, it’s important to have a good eye and to know where to splurge and where to save your money.
I have a natural affinity towards chocolate brown pieces and shy away from lighter wood. However, when I saw this piece, I couldn’t help but like it. It wasn’t that icky light brown wood…it was the perfect washed colored (similar to when something is pickled). You could mix it with anything and use it as a desk or a dining table. I don’t care for the matching chair look and tend to mix things up. I welcome the idea of using four wicker chairs (two on both sides) and large fabric chairs for the ends of the table. The fabric ones combined with the wicker chairs make it more eclectic and warm and keep it from looking stark and generic. The bench can be used with the table or on it’s own. One could put it at the end of a bed, on a porch, along a wall for additional seating. It’s versatile. I can picture this table already in a room with a big banana leaf tree in a corner, one of those vintage wine jugs or a large urn on the table, sisal rug, etc. Coming from a person that loves chocolate brown, I love this table!
What do you think?
Table: Provence Dining Table from Cost Plus
Wicker Chair: Kooboo Wicker Chair from Cost Plus
Fabric Chair: Hudson Chair from Restoration Hardware
Alternative Fabric Chair: Henriksdal Dining Chair from Ikea
Bench: Provence Dining Bench from Cost Plus
Photo Credits: Photo 1, 2, 4 from Cost Plus, Photo 3 from Restoration Hardware