After months of searching for the perfect dining room buffet, I decided to check into having one made. The table is 9′ long and it needed a piece that could compete with it. Everything I had found was not nearly big enough or cost an arm and a leg.
You may be thinking “custom can’t be cheap” but custom actually ended up being cheaper than a lot of mediocre quality, a-bit-small buffets. I think the key was working with a cabinet maker over someone who strictly makes furniture. That meant being a little more flexible on my end, but the end result is better than I had imagined!
My husband works with Double C quite often on commercial jobs, and he thought they could create what I was envisioning. I initially wanted something with legs, but when they said I would have to source that part out to someone else I decided to go another route. The waterfall edge was the perfect answer: it was clean and simple against the feminine legs of the table and it was right up Double C’s alley. Contrast seemed like the right choice, but I didn’t want stark white. We color matched the lacquer to Farrow & Ball’s Skimming Stone, and the result is a light and bright piece that still has some warmth to it against the dark blue walls.