My husband saw the table and asked in a stern tone "Where are you planning to put another table?" I am sure thinking I needed a little white metal side table about as much as I need a hole in the head. I had to remind him that I had been hankering for a tulip table and he should accept this cheap alternative and go quietly on his way. Although an engineer who designs things for a living, he has yet to acquire the same aesthetic sense as his artist wife. I am still known to frequently veto his clothing choices before parties, critique his arrangement of things, put my foot down and say absolutely not to some things, and retain firm control over design choices.
Fast Forward to sometime this morning when my 7 year old exclaims jubilantly, "Mom! Where did we get this table? Seriously, I think this is the best looking table we have ever had. (calls to his brother) Come look at this table. It is really the neatest design ever".
Sorry honey- even our 7 year old knows good design when he sees it. he inherited that from me.