Seriously, that china cabinet is one solid piece and weighs about a ton and a half. It wouldn't even fit in my capacious minivan, so I had to borrow the neighbors truck to transport it here in two trips. After that fiasco, I'm not planning on moving it any time soon.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A little Wednesday morning Coffey
This Kent Coffey Perspecta dining set, another Craigslist find, may just become a permanent fixture in my abode.
Good thing I'm a Perspecta fan. The overall design is pretty similar to Broyhill's Brasilia line. However, I think that the Kent Coffey is slightly more subdued, which can be a positive when you are attempting to mix styles (in my case a Craftsman-era home with Art-deco, Craftsman, and Mid-century Modern furnishings). I've paired the set in the dining room with my Brasilia gentleman's chest and they're a match made in heaven. I especially like the chairs, with their cat-eye slats.
The only part that I'm not digging (other than moving that cabinet) is the table. The scale and style seem off. Why would one pair a tiny 4-person dining table with that huge china cabinet? Yes, there are leaves which would extend it by about a foot, but they're missing some veneer and I really don't want to cover up that lovely wood grain with a table cloth. It may just be me, but the table legs also give off a bit of a nautical vibe.