Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Consoling Thoughts

So I was flipping through the new Pottery Barn catalog (yes, I admit it) and the Rhys console table caught my eye.  (Oh, the names!  Who is the "Rhys" for?  Jean Rhys, the 1920's novelist who wrote so unflinchingly about alcoholism and female desire? Rhys Ifans, Sienna Miller's old flame? Matthew Rhys, her flame before Ifans?  Somehow, I think not.)
Anyhow, I was deliberating whether I could use it as a bar/buffet in my dining room.  Here's what I like about it.  It reminds me of an old card catalog (before libraries went digital, remember?) and at just 16 inches wide, it won't stick out too far.  I'd use it to hold dishes and glasses in the cabinets, my Belgian napkins in the two drawers and some kind of textural container-like objects underneath.  Plus, it would fit in nicely with the bookcase wallpaper that flanks one wall of the room.

Best of all, it's practically recession-proof at only $699.


Maria Killam said...

That wallpaper is totally amazing in your dining room and I love the idea of that console in there, it's great!

Unknown said...

where can i find that wallpaper??? It's amazing!

Anonymous said...

Oh!! You have the sort of chandelier I wanted for my dining room. Unfortunately I need pewter or silver/chrome rather than brass and I never found one I could afford, so I settled on something else. LOVE your dining room.


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