Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Chair envy

I feel I must tell you that I want to divorce my kitchen table chairs.
I began the whole affair 10 years ago, when cash was slim. They were heavy, vintage cherry chairs from a church probably. The yard sale had 10, I bought 4 but quickly regretted my slim purchase and they were gone when I went back for more.
I painted them, had cushions made and they are so 10 years ago.
Enough about them.


I think about new chairs more often than I should. My table is a farm table and it stays, for sentimental reasons.

The idea of mixing it up with something modern is very tempting.


Here are a few choices that I have considered.


The toile is the linen fabric on the large curtain covering a sliding glass door in the breakfast area.
If I had to choose today, I would choose the Eames chair although not in pink.
The trouble is that five years ago I would have said, "Over my dead body" to those chairs. As a child of the '70s I have a love/hate thing with mid-century pieces and my fear is that I would tire of them.

I have thought of taking a cue from the toile.
 
 I love, love, love Chinese Chippendale chairs.



 The thing is that the scale could be a problem. 
Have you ever been seated at a table where there was barely an inch between the chairs and even though they fit were just too tight? I don't want that.

I think my best choice at the moment is something from Louis land.


The oval backed Louis XV chairs are my first choice at the moment.


I have gone over and over different sassy color choices in my head but keep returning to this idea.

I really want to use my silhouette fabric with impact (i.e. not another pillow) in my house.
I can't stop thinking about this combination of classic chair with unique fabric.
Now I just need a money tree to make it happen.

11 comments:

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

scale....oh how I hate the scale of our dining table. It's too low for our chairs. I have that knee knocking problem and I can't imagine how bad it is for the men-folk. I want some Chinese Chippendale chairs like whoa. I will have a table built around them if I ever get my hands on a set!

Matters of Style said...

What if you keep your 4 chairs and do a settee on the other side?

Kim said...

I'm a fan of the Chinese chippendale ... but then, I have a real love affair with Louis!! That is EXACTLY my farm table I am using for my desk in my ORC!! I do love it!! xo

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I like the Louis with your fabric the best!
I also love the Chinese Chippendale, but they might be too much for the space like you said.
Love the table.....

My Crafty Home Life said...

Yes, I have sad at a table that was really tight like that. Not fun. All of your ideas are great. I love my farm table and everything works with it these days. Good luck hunting. Your fabric designs are fantastic!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

If I had it to do all over again I would do Panton chairs with a rustic table. Just pitched this to a client - in orange no less! Anyway, if you like the Louis, World Market has a pretty budget-friendly version. What if you got just 2 and did them as head chairs?

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dwellonthese said...

Here's hoping the money tree grows because those ideas are gorgeous!!

dwellonthese said...

Here's hoping the money tree grows because those ideas are gorgeous!!

PURA VIDA said...

have you considered therapy? the opposite of love is not hate..it is indifference...I just saw on a previous post a lamp I made my hubs haul to the trash before we married...I wonder if it's still there 17+ years ago???

stack those suckers somewhere so you won't be sorry in 2061

Vel Criste said...

I agree with you on this one Kerry, Go with classic lines and modern, cool fabric like yours. Good luck with the budget issues, we ALL have those. ;-)

Vel Criste said...

I agree with you on this one Kerry, Go with classic lines and modern, cool fabric like yours. Good luck with the budget issues, we ALL have those. ;-)