Starting on the Dining Room

We have furniture in! But not the art.

Here’s the look.

I switched the bulbs (these were dusty & mismatched!)
Lights on!
Lights dimmed.
These wire chairs are INCREDIBLY comfortable.

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Dining Chair Dilemma Solved

Interior design challenge: finding what’s in your head in a store, in your budget, and working it in with what you have. I changed my mind so many times that my husband couldn’t keep things straight.

I wanted to go more mid century (see my earlier post about the Structube chairs!) but mixing too many colours and styles of wood was getting complex.

And originally I wanted them to be quite mismatched but with our formal dining space (with white wainscotting) it didn’t seem quite right.

Since we have a formal dining table I really wanted to create a more relaxed tone with the chairs.

Right now Wicker Emporium is having a 70% off sale and I found some gems for our dining set.

Two for head of table. These are more formal and less exciting.

Four for middle chairs. These are funky but surprisingly comfortable. I want to do different seat cushions. But that’s an easy swap.

Dining chairs: mix & matched

I think we decided on four matching chairs for the middle seats and two matching chairs for the head of the table.

I was thinking Eames & Lucite but I couldn’t get my husband on board.

These Structube chairs quickly became our new favourite for the middle spots. Comfortable, mid century modern, and a great price. I think we’ll be placing our order soon.

Mid-Century Shopping List

I have a few things on my house wishlist that I’m starting to hunt for early.

The one thing I can’t get out of my head: some mid-century chairs. I’ve started scouring Kijiji, thrift stores, and antique markets and I found my first 2.

They’re missing a few mushroom screw hole buttons, but that’s an easy fix.

 

 

I was hoping for 6 chairs of some different shapes, but the same style, to create an eclectic look around the dining table. Here’s hoping I can find 4 more. Now I need to decide if I want 4 matching or 2 pairs. Hmmm. It will all depend on what I fall in love with next…

(The thing I’m most pleased about: they were $10 each!)