Now that's it's officially spring it's all about the season of the tulip.
Of course I love tulips (hint hint Brad. He somehow hasn't picked up on my prior flower hints.) but what I really love about tulips is the Eero Saarinen tulip table. In fact we have a black vintage tulip base with a new wood top for our kitchen table. When we move again I hope I have a larger kitchen dining area because I would like to keep my base but put a new white quartz oval top on it. I love the look of carrera marble but I know we're not responsible enough to have it in our home. Hello red wine rings and markers.
To quote Design Within Reach, "In a 1956 Time magazine cover story, Eero Saarinen said that "the underside of typical tables and chairs makes a confusing, unrestful world," and that he was designing a new collection to "clear up the slum of legs in the U.S. home."" I think that he is completely correct, sometimes it seems as if all you see is a sea of legs. By having the one pedestal base helps keep your space clean and simple. As you will see in the following photos you don't necessarily have to have a contemporary space to be able to pull off having a tulip dining table.
Of course if you really want to up the contemporary feel, add tulip chairs. The chairs have such a 1960's feel, yet is still current in modern homes of today.
A Kelly Wearstler take on the tulip table. Kelly + tulip table + gold = perfection.
Thanks so much for reading! Happy spring!