So, I’ve been gone a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about design. This is my latest plan for the room I apparently love to create design boards for. A bit more paired down, no? We’ve been entertaining a bit more and are realizing the need for a larger table and while I would love to get the Saarinen marble 74″ oval — it is a tad spendy. This wood one from West Elm is much more manageable and I’ve found that I don’t mind the wood so much — a perfect backdrop to brass planters, blue patterned trays, and marble cutting boards. Still thinking about adding a those gorgeous scones to the built-in seat and sewing a soft grey cushion, for reading or the kitty…. So much more “us” than these previous versions.