Friday, May 02, 2008

I Need an Opinion

This is my kitchen:

Kitchen

I want to get a table to go by the window. A place were, in my imagination, we'd sit sipping coffee and reading the newspaper on a Sunday morning. This will never happen, I know, but the dream is still alive.

The Bjursta table from IKEA will work great. It's inexpensive and simple. But I have no clue what size to get. Initially, I thought I would get the small version. It's about 35", square. But then I realized that the window is 68" wide. So I started thinking that it would look silly with a tiny table in the middle of that wide window. So I thought about going one size up, to the 55"x35" table. Seems like a good fit.

But then I was talking to Rob this morning, and he thinks the smaller table would work better because then we could sit more in the sunlight. Plus he thinks the larger table will take up too much room in our small kitchen. I usually wouldn't take decorating advice from Rob, but now he has me second guessing myself. So, I ask for your help! Smaller table? Or larger table?

9 comments:

Jenn said...

I vote for a smaller table or even a bistro set.

Once you are in the space for a while you will get a better sense of what works. :)

hang in there!

Cherrill said...

I think I agree with Rob. If you do the math, you're only going to have just over a foot of window on either side of the window. Once the chairs are there, it won't seem so big. Have you considered a counter-height table?

Melissa said...

I did consider something taller. But the window starts so low, and it just seemed awkward to have a table that high. I mean, our neighbors could see our knees when we sat there! Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I didn't want to be THAT visible when sitting there, you know? Maybe I'm just weird. :)

marzi said...

i think you might be happier with smaller. once you have chairs, it will take up more room. you don't want to eat up your whole kitchen with a table.

five dot design said...

i agree- i believe you would be happier going smaller on the table and then adding the chairs would fill in any extra space. keep it simple and intimate... you never know when you might feel compelled to reach across the table to hold hands ;-) the smaller table would make that much easier :-)

Melissa said...

Aww, that is such a sweet thought!

Jules said...

I vote smaller and ROUND. Never underestimate the ease of walking around a round table in a small space. :)

My said...

I vote for smaller as well. Congratulations.

amy purple said...

we have a bar table in our space dining room area. What about something like the LEKSVIK bar table or the UTBY bar table? We the latter in brown/black in their widest/tallest option.