This dining table is a major focal point in any room. The organic details of the top is paired with a refined base for a warm and modern look. This table is easy to care for, therefore making it perfect for casual dining or as a work surface. The top is made from reclaimed hardwood, the base is plantation grown mahogany and water based glues and sealants are used throughout. A perfect gathering place for family and friends.
W72” / D36" or D45” / H30” / apron H25.5”
W84” / D36" or D45” / H30” / apron H25.5”
W96” / D36" or D45” / H30” / apron H25.5”
We recently met with Gillian and her husband John (our 2016 Room Makeover Giveaway Winners) to reveal our design plan! We showed them two different ways of using the same sofa, accent chairs and media console. What differentiates the two palettes is the rug, ottoman and upholstery selections.
THE CLASSIC MOD PALETTE
Light, warm + handsome
THE STORMY MOD PALETTE
Dark, moody + playful
THE CORE FURNISHINGS
As you can see from the floorplans, we changed things around! A sofa and pair of chairs replace their sofa chaise and sentimental chair (which we recommended they move to another space). We pivoted the furnishings 90 degrees counter clockwise. The seating arrangement focuses on a new large media console and central ottoman/coffee table. The sofa, chairs and media console set the aesthetic tone for the room because of their scale. We picked these pieces because of how they compliment Gillian and John's Mid Century Modern home + design taste:
ADDITIONAL FURNITURE + GALLERY WALL
To create a welcoming and functional landing zone in their entryway, we suggested a gallery wall of their existing artwork with a new console table, table lamp and pair of stools beneath it. We understood why they're fond of the vertical blinds and suggested they simply update them with a more modern design.
After our presentation, Gillian shared in an email that “it was great coming in and seeing the design you put together for our front room! There are a lot of good options to think about, and how they work with our lifestyle”. We’ll be hearing from them soon about which direction they want to go and will update you on their final selections!
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Meet Gillian, and her adorable pup. She and her husband won our Room Makeover Giveaway and we visited their home this week to measure, take photos and see what we’re working with! In our discussions, we learned what’s working, what isn’t and what their dream vision is for their entry/living room space.
Here are some of the things we learned from our visit!
DRUM ROLL please…
The EWF Modern 2016 Room Makeover Giveaway Winner is Gillian S.
In response to why she wanted a room makeover from EWF Modern, Gillian explained that she wasn’t sure what to do in her small space to make it feel elegant and modern. Her top priorities are comfort, storage, and durable selections (for her pup).
We are already coming up with ideas for how to address her concerns and can’t wait to visit her home in the next few weeks. You're coming along with us on this journey too, so check back on our blog to watch this makeover unfold!
We're excited to announce the winner of the EWF Modern Room Makeover Giveaway. However, due to the overwhelming response, we are still reviewing the applications.
Stay tuned... Announcement Pending.
We have a winner! We raffled off this Pablo Designs Clamp Mini Table Lamp to benefit The Forest Park Conservancy and celebrate our Anniversary. The winner will love the sustainable features of this lamp. If you missed the raffle, you can always donate to The Forest Park Conservancy on their website: forestparkconservancy.org/donate. And you can buy the clamp in white oak or walnut from us anytime! More here: ewfmodern.com/pablo-clamp-mini-table-lamp-567
Modern interiors, with their focus on form, function and organization are derived from modern design’s use of geometric angles, curves and edges. The outcome is sleek, spacious and uncluttered. But despite these attributes, “modern” often comes across as cold and lifeless.
The organic aesthetic is rich with character and warmth that comes from the use of natural materials - think stone, wood, and textural fibers. Color, pattern, shapes and textural inspiration can all be drawn from nature (learn more about that by clicking here). A challenge with this aesthetic is creating a balanced space without clashing like materials or their varying stains and finishes.
Organic modern, which is our aesthetic, harmoniously blends the best of the two design styles. Adding furnishings that clearly come from nature with the uncomplicated lines of modern design breathes life into a space. One of our Room Makeover Entrants said, “Organic modern means clean lines, functional and purposeful design and the warmth of natural colors and materials which combined create a soothing modern space.” We couldn’t agree more! Natural materials provide just the right counterpoint for an enduring, softer, warmer take on modern.
At EWF Modern, organic modern is more than an aesthetic. We give preference to manufacturers that use reclaimed or sustainably harvested woods, water based and low VOC glues and stains, formaldehyde free foams and no added chemicals (like fire retardants).