I've been dreaming of finding this saarinen dining room table at a garage sale for about six months. I still have faith I'll find it. If not, I was excited to see the Ikea knockoff in person over the holiday. Much nicer than the cb2 version.
I don't care so much about the tulip chairs - I love them, but I kind of like the idea of mixing not-so-matchy chairs with the table. Maybe the "hippie chair" from cb2? Or better yet, a white L-shaped couch with buttoned cushions and tapered legs...
It's a daydream.
In the meantime, I'll be admiring some of eero saarinen's other work: The Gateway Arch. I'm visiting St. Louis this weekend for my cousin's wedding, and I'm really excited to see it in person. I had no idea until tonight that you can go inside it! yippee.