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your advice

I found the dining room table I want... well, I've wanted this table for a good 5 years (I just finally told myself yes) I have a few options and I need your opinions.
I love the Eero Saarinen tulip table in Carrera marble (if you don't we cant be friends) my options are (and this is where you come in)
1. Splurge and buy the original piece 2. Buy a "tulip inspired" base and get a remnant piece of marble from a fabricator 3. Buy a "inspired" base and get a custom english ash top made. These are the chairs i bought

An idea of the room: the table and chairs will be on a sisal are rug which is on black hardwood floors. I already have a George Nelson cigar bubble lamp (which could be changed)... The wall color is Blue Sage from Restoration Hardware.
What do you think?


Love the wrap around floating bookshelves

dining chair

I bought dining room chairs! I have been looking for the perfect chair for quite some time. I LOVE the wishbone chair but at over $800 a piece they are a tad bit out of my price range. I am happy to say that I found a wishbone "inspired" piece that I fell in love with. One day I will have the real ones, but for now these are fantastic!
Now I need to find a table.
"I believe that everything happens for a reason.People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. And sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together"


Cool fall days like this past week make me wish I had a fireplace. There is nothing like staying home on a saturday, cooking a nice dinner, watching a movie and having a fire going. living in a townhouse I dont have this option.... one day however And it will have a herringbone firebox

I must own this

I have a thing for owls (good owls, not cheesy owls). I saw this lamp on west elm's site and immediately fell in love. its only $99, shade included. good deal!


"Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -HOWARD THURMAN



stick work




country home

Shawn Henderson's country home HILLSDALE, NEW YORK

"I really love to clean. It's not anything compulsive, it's just that you can see a difference when you're through. Not like raising kids or something that you're not sure how it's going to turn out for a couple of decades." - JILL CHURCHILL