Mixing and matching dining chairs to create a unique feel is really catching on, so when Chairish reached out to me to share my decorating ideas on this trend, I decided to reimagine our dining room and went for it!
Our dining room furniture is from IKEA - of course! We have the Bjursta dining table and sideboard, as well as a whimsical chandelier. But, with the exception of our large painting made by a friend in Portland, it's pretty much a blank slate and not all that exciting! Currently, we have beautiful white chairs from West Elm, but they all match and the room lacks personality with all of the repetition. I had so much fun going through Chairish's amazing selection of vintage dining chairs to put together my collection above. Here's what I came up with and why:
1. Harry Bertoia Side Chairs // These chairs are striking and interesting. I would keep them off to the side unless the table were expanded for six. Aren't they just perfect for sipping cocktails and chatting? 2. Mid-Century Style Shell Chairs // These are a classic. They're easy to take care of and they always look good. 3. Marie Antoinette Style French Country Chairs // To add a little luxury, these chairs are just the thing. A space can get too boring and plain without a few frills! 4. Bamboo Quadrille Upholstered Chairs // I love the look of these painted bamboo chairs. They're ornate without being fussy. 5. Klismos Dining Chair // This stately, regal chair balances out the frills and details of the previous two. 6. Philippe Starck Kartell Louis Ghost Chairs // To tie it all together, this surrealist take on the classic French chair is just divine. I'd love to have one in neon orange someday. Just, FYI. ;)
All of Chairish's items are one-of-a-kind from a range of sellers across the country. What you see is what you get. Each item has a 'buy it now' or 'make an offer' option. If something isn't selling, prices are lowered, so you never know what kind of a deal you might find on there!
Thank you so much to Chairish for inviting me to share my decorating tips on this project! I'm flattered to be a part of it. What do you think? Would you mix and match vintage dining chairs to give a room more personality, or do you prefer to keep things uniform?