Sharon Raydor sitting pretty surrounded by pretty things. She's on a Mies van der Rohe "Barcelona" chair, sitting next to an Eileen Gray E-1027 side table--and then another Barcelona chair.
I've always liked that E-1027 table, and it's one of the most copied/reproduced tables out there. Which means you can spend quite a lot on one, or relatively little. Glass-top tables & I do not get along. I grew up in a very designerly home, full of loveliness and lots and lots of sharp-edged, nearly invisible glass-top tables. My shins & thighs remember this well. What I like about Eileen Gray's table is that it's light, airy and surrounded by a safety bumper of polished chrome. Praise the lord.
I've gone on and on here already once before about the Meis van der Rohe chair--so I won't blubber any more. Except to say that it is BEAUTIFUL and also very costly if one purchases Knoll's version. But this design is also highly copied--and cheaper knock-offs can be found, although I'd be very careful about construction. For me, this is one of those snotty designs that I'd want an original of: the craftsmanship is brilliant, it has such an important place in design history, it's just the pinnacle of chair design.
While looking up pictures of the Barcelona and E-1027 table, I stumbled across this image from Flickr (photo is G. Travels) and I could move into this space in the time it would take me to snap my fingers:
Because not only does this wonderful library nook (let me just stop there and say: Library Nook again--because, perfection) have both the Eileen Gray table and van der Rohe's chair--it also has my most beloved, beloved table lamp design of all time: W. Wagenfeld's "Bauhaus" lamp. I mean, it's so iconic, it's referred to as the "Bauhaus" lamp. Let's just take a Bauhaus break:
As a bonus, here's a couple pics of Mary McDonnell & Kyra Sedgwick on a couple of white Barcelonas: