Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Inspiration from Tobi Fairley's Table Transformation

Tobi Fairley designed a beautiful Stair Hall for the Richmond Symphony Designer House that pairs classic pieces with modern finishes and vibrant color. The focal point when you first enter the space is a striking pedestal table that she designed and had custom built by Kent Hughes of Fairfax Designs and beautifully painted by Stephanie Jones of me & mrs. jones. (photo by Tobi Fairley via A Passion for Home)Here's the before in a natural wood state with sanding sealer applied. I see tables similar to this in consignment shops and flea markets pretty regularly (although the quality of the craftsmanship in this table does set it apart). Maybe you have a piece in your home like this?
Now here's the after - stunning! In her blog post, Mrs. Jones mentioned that Tobi specified a soft-oyster white and accent trim of raspberry red. Here's a close-up of the perfectly painted lines that give extra definition to the piece.

Here's a view of the space from the stairwell - giving context to the pedestal table in the space. The Showhouse is open through Oct. 11th - the designers did an amazing job and it's definitely worth it to see it in person. (photo by Jami Carlton via RS Designer House Facebook page)
Go here to see more of Stephanie's work & for inspiration for possibly transforming some pieces in your home. Right now I have my eye on a mirror I bought at a flea market Saturday...

15 comments:

Red Door Home said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful space and table. I have always said the next house I build will have an entry way large enough to hold a round table. Such a pretty and inviting look.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

My mother had a table similar to this one and my sister has made it into a coffee table at the beach. I will have to send her over to look at this. I love the upholstered benches too!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful room. Headed over to check out the process.
Teresa

a Broad said...

Wonderful !
I love that lamp over the table also.

Fauxology said...

That IS perfect painting - so, so lovely. The pairing of colors is delicious, too. The hanging light fixture also has my heart... :) Beautiful post!

Kelly Green said...

Love the red and blue together! gorgeous pics! KG

Boxwood Terrace said...

Stephanie Jones' paint finishes are amazing and I like to visit her blog to see her latest projects. And she is so nice, too!
Deborah

Wendy said...

These details are fantastic!!!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Wow, that is eye catchingly stunning!! Love this table...

mydesignchic said...

Would love to be in Richmond so I could tour - it looks lovely...

pve design said...

Stunning. As my dear husband loves to tell me all the time, the devil is in the details...well God is too!
pve

The Zhush said...

Love the look of this whole foyer...just beautiful!

Liz, Viive and Benji said...

I agree, I love the balance of a fresh shiny finish in a traditional environment. I'm going over to visit Stephanie Jones next.
Thanks for Sharing,
Liz

Gretchen O. said...

I absolutely love how she incorporated the rasberry detail...and the upholstered benches are beautiful too! --Gretchen O.

kayce hughes said...

Such a treat to see! Great inspiration for lots of thrift store finds. I love how it ties the room together.

Reggie Darling said...

How very pretty, and what a lovely transformation, indeed!

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