I have been struggling with achieving balance in my living room. I have a fireplace on the main wall with a space twice the size to the right of the space to the left of it.
I recently added this piece to the right side
But the left side has been a problem for years... I have tried various pieces but nothing seemed right. In the end I just left the chair there with nothing waiting for the right piece to come along.
...and then one day a couple of weeks ago..my business partner Lorraine took some junk from her garage to the shop...and this is what one of the items..
a pale, scrubby gateleg table with barley twist legs
I eyed it all afternoon at the shop, then stuffed it in my car and brought it home to try it out.
And it worked, it was the piece that was missing. I checked with Lorraine to make sure she really was going to give it up and she promptly gave it to me. She even fed her family of 6 around this table for years and it had come from England with her, which made it even more special.
I hung above it a huge ornate plaster mirror that I found on the road when my children were little. It was so heavy I made them get out of the stroller and walk home so the mirror could be pushed in the stroller! It has a restoration number on the back of it, so I am sure it was once a really good piece. I think it works well with the scrubby table. One of perils and pleasures of our business is we are always finding buts that would work well in our houses, and we have to let them go, but not this one...it's a keeper.
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