Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Styling My Mercer Table

Schumacher Bukhara Ikat Ginger Jar

My delivery woes continue. With the exception of Amazon, everything I order seems to have delivery problems and interminable delays. But perhaps the strangest has been Williams Sonoma Home losing a 240 pound glass top to my Mercer Table. Now I am still waiting for the replacement. If you recall, I am using it like a library table with inspiration from the Bunny Williams table in these photos. I decided to start planning my styling of it and hope that the table arrives soon. But to be honest with you, the house looks wonderful and I have accomplished tons, and I am not going to sweat getting the rest of it done. It will happen when it happens.

Williams Sonoma Home Mercer Table

I love how Bunny Williams plays around with what is on the table. Note how the books, ginger jar, accessories, and foliage change. I do the same thing in my home. I am always moving things around. I just ordered this ginger jar above from Williams Sonoma Home. I think it will work great on the table. I like how she has elevated the ginger jar with fronds on a rattan stand too. I will definitely be using lots of interior design and gardening coffee table books and potted orchids as well. And it is wonderful having a garden filled with tropical plants. I have not bought cut flowers once with all these fronds for the taking.








16 comments:

  1. Great slideshow! Always a froth of tropical greens at the center, and isn't that little bamboo stand used to great effect. Slightly off topic: can you believe Bunny Williams recently sold that Dominican Republic house completely FURNISHED!

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    1. What a buy! How fun to have a home conceived, built, decorated, and furnished by the educated eyes of consummate collectors Bunny Williams and John.Rosselli. Wonder what that treasured abode sold for? I imagine it's a dream to live in such a magical place.

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    2. I tried Googling it and couldn't find anything about the sale. I'm curious too.

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    3. Now if I can just figure out how to retrace my steps to exactly when and where I saw the sale confirmed by BW herself! BW keeps 2 IG accounts, and JR also keeps 2 IG accounts, each of them will occasionally engage directly in the Comments section on all 4 platforms. I might have also heard BW give a brief [guarded] remark on one of her Quintessence videos. The remark was "...yes, and we were so pleased that everything will stay exactly the same as it was when we had it." Intuition tells me the sale was a cash [manymanyMANYzillionmillions] transaction, buyer/seller both giving title to property in vague names/trusts/LLCs, a term of sale being complete privacy re terms for buyer/seller, with no paper trail which is why none of us can find a darn thing, YET. It'll leak eventually!

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  2. This home has always been one of my all-time favorites. I love the soft colors, antiques, scale, and of course, the tropical setting.
    I love the ginger jar you have purchased and the idea of elevating it on a rattan stand. I know however you style your table it will be stunning!
    I love the stenciled palm leaves on your wainscoting. Such a glamorous touch which elevates the space beautifully. Your home is a tropical sanctuary.

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    1. Thank you so much. I really love the look of palms indoors and out.

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  3. I love that bamboo stand! Is there a name for it? Have tried several searches for one, but never really know to call it...

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    1. They are easy to find on Etsy and eBay and such under bamboo or rattan stand.

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  4. Love that ginger jar! it will be gorgeous on your soon to arrive table. So glad you are having some fun in the midst of the bothersome drama. Onward and upward!

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  5. The blue and white of today's post was breathtaking.

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  6. Love the new blue and white ginger jar. When the Mercer shows mercy and finally arrives, it will be a wonderful addition to what you have done.I learned the hard way that ceramic is sharper than glass (chefs sometimes hone their knives on the bottom edge of ceramic plates/bowls!). Some pieces come with felt "feet". If not, you might consider cutting a circle of felt to act as a barrier between the ceramic and the glass top. I also use a felt barrier between books and a table top. In our humidity, it can cause the book cover to "glue" itself to the glass top! Ahhh, first world problems.

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    1. At HomeGoods the other day I bought a package of 342 felt feet. Great tips.

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  7. I love that ginger jar overflowing with palm fronds, and you just have to go outside your door to get some!

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