MUSINGS // hunt for the perfect table

I've been on a long hunt for a new dining room table, since the vintage pedestal table we currently have is a bit too small for the space. My husband and I moved into our home in Portland almost two years ago, and I've been putting off finding a table that better suits the room for long enough. Lately, I've been searching around for inspiration and options, since for some reason the perfect table seems to be eluding me. Or maybe it's just that I'm terribly picky! 

So far, I've narrowed it down to these options: 

I've been eyeing the farm table by Nickey Kehoe for a while...it is seriously stunning in every way and perfect in scale, but I don't know if I can handle the price. Gulp!

I love the base of the Tretean table by Bobo Intriguing Objects, and the dark finish would add some drama and visual weight to the room. On the other hand, while the length is perfect for me, it may be a bit narrow, and I wonder how the reclaimed rubber top will hold up? 

This streamlined beauty from O&G Studio has a lot of the qualities I'm looking for - simple, classic and unfussy. The fact that it's customizable in size and wood finish, and that it's made in the USA by talented craftspeople, make it even more appealing to me. 

However, I keep going back to the idea of a more rustic version, such as this antique French farmhouse table. One of the nice things about older tables with beautiful patina and wear, is that they immediately add warmth to a room and you won't stress as much about scratches, spills, etcetera.

Alas, decisions can be tough, friends. Wish me luck!  

- a. s. 

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