As some of you know, Jon and I recently got a new puppy (we named her Shadow), we also got a new live edge Carmel Dining Room Table with matching Benches from City Home (we’re in love with both). Shadow is a rambunctious, playful pup giving Amber Bear a run for her kibbles every day. Our new table is unique with knots, beautiful burls, and made from the acacia tree. I love that it is made out of real materials (solid wood and metal), not some particle board that won’t last. I love how it brings the outdoors in (just like Shadow does lol). The sun-bleached California coastline inspired this table. To me, it feels like part of a forest, which is where a piece of my heart lives. I love that it came from City Home, a locally-owned business in Portland, Oregon that showcases everything from vintage, mid-century modern to reclaimed and industrial home goods. (Fun fact I used to live just outside of Portland, and I used to refinish and build furniture!) I love window shopping City Home’s Instagram feed … it almost makes me feel like I’m back in Portland.

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I remember it like it was yesterday…I walked into Prasad East, a vegetarian restaurant in Portland. It’s inside a rock climbing gym which was impressive all on its own. Then, I saw this table with matching benches from across the restaurant and started drooling over them before I even ordered my vegan waffles (ask my friends). I was so excited to find that somehow one of the tags had been left on the table, so I knew exactly where it was from. I am incredibly thankful to City Home for gifting me this gorgeous, goddess of a dining room table and matching benches. This live-edge dining table and benches make our dining room feel welcome, warm, and natural. It’s a one of a kind conversation piece that holds up to our pups Shadow and Amber Bear as well as our sometimes wild game nights. 🙂 You know how board games can get.

I’d like to give my good friend Kayleigh (the gal behind Wild Kind Photography) who took these incredible photos of me and my gorgeous pups a huge THANK YOU! I can’t imagine these images being any more stunning aside from maybe throwing Chris Hemsworth in a shot or two. 😉 Make sure to check her out on Instagram lovelies!

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