I could not get the table out of my mind when I first blogged about it in late 2010. I tried, really tried to convince friends who were then decorating a pricey new home to buy it but they had a teen and a tween and were afraid of seeing such a fine-quality piece get damaged. The next time I stopped in at Toronto’s Patina the table was gone and co-owners Garry and Sal proudly informed me that it had been purchased by none other than Barbara Barry herself and shipped to California.
Fast forward to this week with me flipping through the December/January 2013 issue of House Beautiful and there was the table, now a starring player in a Newport Beach home designed by Barry. I don’t think Sal and Garry even knew the table was by Ed Wormley because if they had mentioned it I would have included the reference in my original post. In the image below from the magazine (photo by Victoria Pearson) the table looks darker than in my pic but it’s because it’s backlit against the windows. I have no doubt it’s the same piece and I still wish I’d been able to convince my friends to buy it. They acquired some lovely things for their new house but none as nice as this.