Some iconic pieces are always worth investing in… Schlumberger, Cartier, Rolex… perhaps? How about the classic and completely utilitarian Saarinen tulip table? The one I refer to once a week.
The same one my mother left outside on the curb for the Tampa Department of Sanitation to take, along with her set of 6 Tulip chairs– impulsively and foolishly swapped out for English Hepplewhite side chairs covered in chintz and some fancy schmancy table she wanted during her 80′s English phase.
Anyway, back to the Saarinen. Guess who bought one again circa 2004? Yes, I’m talking about you, Ma… This is one piece any homeowner should consider. For dining, coffee, conference, side, whatever. Top it in laminate, marble, wood, or whatever you like.