Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mixed metals and new tables

I love to mix fun things in with unfun things. Who doesn't, right?
Well, I had the occasion to brave summertime 95 traffic, albeit on a Monday morning, to take my daughter to her college orientation and then make the roundtrip again on Tuesday.
A quick stop at the nearest coffee shop on Monday had me peering into the window of Random Harvest. I knew the Old Town Alexandria location but this section of Arlington, while unfamiliar, is now a favorite.They were not yet open at that hour but I knew my Tuesday trip might just be timed right for a visit. The visit proved worthy. It is a lovely mix of old and new and quite affordable for a place of that quality, I thought.

Most of my furniture is vintage.
It's funny how changes happen to a house and it's decor. Things got shuffled about for painting this room and adjacent ones and I discovered things I wanted in different places. I needed a table next to this chair, which is my perch for the rare occasions I watch TV. We tried a few we already have and I got a feel for the correct size. I was positive I would find something online or at Homegoods and my impatience almost won. Mr. Designdumonde had the winning words with , "I don't care what kind of great deal it is, I don't want any furniture that we don't love and intend to keep." Wise indeed.

Nesting tables- Random Harvest

This fantastic set of metal and stone tables was indeed a deal at $295 for the pair but one I will not tire of anytime soon and I feel comfortable that they could move to other rooms in my house..or next house as the case may be. 
As I photographed these I also noticed how much I loved the casual feel mixed metals can lend to a space. 

Table  from CB2

 The polished chrome of this table and the polished steel of my original vintage Brno chairs mixed with the brass accessories and the legs of my mid-century console really keep the room interesting to me.
 I also love the high-low mix and it happens to be the only room we allow toys in. 
Toys? What toys? It was a great laugh that I was able to photograph this with minimal tidying and still keep the pink Lego box out of the shot.
If you are local check out Random Harvest at one of their 4 locations and on Facebook


Raina Cox said...

Ooooh! Some place to check out on my next trip to DC.

And that's an amazing deal on such handsome tables.

Karena Albert said...

Kerry I love these tables, great style and mixing it up in a room is what makes the design so interesting and layered!
The Arts by Karena

LPC said...

Yes, I love those tables, and the mixed metals too.

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Great purchase!
I love Random Harvest - great shop! And next time you're in my neighborhood you must stop for a visit!!

Bernice Parsons said...

You got cool furniture, Kerry! I never thought that metals would look great with wood furniture too. It made the room look more elegant and shiny. You picked great choice and did a great job in styling your home! :)

Bernice Parsons @ Badger Anodising