Monday, 7 April 2014

dining room

infrequently used dining area

I sit on the floor to eat so 
the motley table and chairs
are kept for guests.

13 comments:

pao said...

It looks lovely, now why would you call it motley? Sitting on the floor to eat would be a good diet for me. ha.

Vix said...

Love the way the light floods in. xxx

Gam Kau said...

Pao, well, the chairs, stools, table and table top (plywood) are all disparate in appearance so I thought motley was apt. Just yesterday a neighbour stopped by and I had to grab one of these stools because she doesn't sit on the floor. It turns out to be useful to keep furniture around. :)

Gam Kau said...

Vix, the light is nice for very short times of the year. In the summer and the winter the room is either too hot or too cold to use, but the light is welcome!

Yuko Jones said...

Do you use a low table to put the food on? I'm just curious :)

Gam Kau said...

Yuko, in an earlier post I have a photo of the table I use as a dining table and desk - it is just a low coffee table. That is where I serve and eat, so yes, I use a low table so I can sit on the floor. The dining area only gets used when we have friends round.

Yuko Jones said...

That's exactly how I grew up. My grandma would serve dinner on a low table, and we all sat on the floor and ate :-)

Gam Kau said...

That's so nice Yuko. I just like the simplicity of it - plus the health benefits of getting up and down from the floor. If it were up to me I wouldn't have the dining table, chairs or sofa at all, but the majority of people we have round are not comfortable on the floor so I compromise. :)

Stephen Andrew said...

I love the light in your house!

Laura // No More Spending said...

You're so right about sitting on the floor being good for you. I fear it's too late for my back as I struggle to get off the floor these days.

Gam Kau said...

Thanks Stephen! The light is very welcome after a long dark dreary winter. :)

Laura, it is not too late for your back! Our bodies adjust to what we demand of them. I have been very flexible and agile for most of my life and in my 40s I realised I no longer was. It was something I took for granted and that was when I took up yoga and got rid of most of the furniture. I feel so much better for it, it's never too late. :)

Shelley said...

I'm most impressed by that phrase 'got rid of'. Need to do more of that.

Gam Kau said...

Shelley, lol, I'm a bit too fond of ridding the house of what I deem unnecessary. My family fears what will go missing at any given time. :)