Sunday, October 4
That caught your attention!
Recently- I have had a lot of questions about what kind of table is in the corner of my dining room...
So here is the unavailing of a table that I recently custom built in my dining room to fit right in front of my pocket doors that I keep closed all of the time (my bedroom is on the other side).
I searched all over online- but I just couldn't find the size that I wanted. It was a challenge as I didn't want the table to be too deep-I wanted it to be 20 inches deep (so it wouldn't take up too much space in the room- or that I walked right into the side of the table when you walked in the doorway).
A trip to Lowe's (to cut the plywood top) and The Container Store (for the legs- I did 5 of them for extra support) the table was done- and as you will see from the photos I found a nice flax like colored linen that I draped over table so that I could vision it finished. My wonderful drapery workroom (Madina Aryeh Custom Sewing) who made this table skirt- as well as one in my living room, my beautiful curtains in my bedroom and bedskirt (with the Greek key trim) and all of my pillows- made a custom tightly fit slip cover for the table (trimmed in chocolate brown gross grain ribbon)- with slits in the middle and sides for easy access to roll out my printer and file cabinet (other Container Store finds).
Personally- I think that office equipment (like printers and supplies and file cabinets- even a trash can) can be really ugly. So at the end of the day it is really important for me to push everything under the skirt and put it all away and out of my mind. It makes the space really versatile. At night it doubles as a sideboard and a perfect place for platters of food or nibbles for a cocktail party. The best part is that no one ever has to know what's under the skirt (whooops! I just blew it and gave away my secret!)
How do you deal with storage?
Do you have any ideas to share?
What do you have hidden under your skirt?