Our renovation is moving along nicely (I cannot wait- this room is going to change our lives!) Along with the new space, I’m changing some things in the living room since we won’t need a sectional anymore (tv going into the new room which THRILLS me because now you won’t see a TV above a fireplace right when you walk into the house- a total pet peeve). This will be more of a “formal living” space. Although I use that term loosely because how formal can you be with a toddler running the joint? While I’m still going to be careful of finishes and fabrics (and sharp edges) I want to make this space feel more grown up and “me”.
While pondering this change, I had decided I needed new side tables regardless. The modern burl cube tables I had were fab, but I needed something with storage now that I have an ottoman instead of two level coffee table. You know, a spot to keep remotes, magazines and books. So I worked with the fab peeps at The New Traditionalists (a favorite vendor with amazing traditional-with-an-edge style) to create the perfect new side tables that work great now and will be amazing in my newly decorated space too.
I chose the Side Table No. 7 for its clean lines, lower shelf and large drawer. I specified the exact size to fit my space. When it came to finish, I knew I wanted a slightly off white and after seeing their bevy of samples chose China White for the body. I toyed with grasscloth drawer fronts (you can send COM goods to apply to their pieces) but instead went with their Fine Linen painted finish in Edgecomb Gray with Brown. It looks a lot like grasscloth but is wipeable! Perfect for Henry’s sticky fingerprints that seem to be on everything these days! The interior of the drawer I had done in a sweet grey-blue (Benjamin Moore Smoke).
I also chose their brass tassel pull (LOVE). And the details are fabulous. Everything is designed to your specifications in New York and then made and finished in Connecticut.