My first meeting with the Bowl table made me fall head over heels. It had an unbelievably beautiful design, as well as practical space inside the table – I was sold.
It has now been with me for almost four years, and is just as beautiful. Despite different living rooms and different houses, the table has always, with its distinctive design, been a strong contributer to the look that I have desired.
In my first apartment in Tromsø, it looked like this. My style was blue and brown, in a combination of cozy but minimalistic.
I moved to Oslo, to a more modern apartment, where I painted the floors white-grey. The table fit in well there, precisely because of the floors. There was a nice contrast with the table top in walnut. There was a harmony of grey, with some colours in between. Blue was still dominant.
I moved again to a new loft apartment in the same apartment building, where I had to deal with dark floors in a cherry colour, which I felt was a bit of a trainsmash. I got a bit of anxiety from too many types of wood in the living room.
So after a short time, I decided to paint the table top so that I could get it the way I wanted it. Plus, it was a personal change for me in the interior.
When it was more neutral, it was easier to decorate with other colours and décor. I do not regret it. If I ever do regret it at some stage, I can just find the sander and sand it down until the woodwork is visible again.
After a while I moved again. This time to an older apartment building with old rosettes and hardwood floors. Here, the walnut table top would have been fine again, but I am so keen to paint the wall behind the sofa, so it is nice to have a more neutral table.
The Bowl table has become something of a hallmark for me. Most people recognise my living room because of precisely this table. For me, it is so personal that I feel a sense of belonging to it. It cannot be replaced. It has been so popular, and I get questions almost daily about where it comes from. And yes, it is from Bolia.com.