I've been thinking recently of updating four of our dining room chairs. The ones we have at the moment are Thonet knock-offs with white vinyl seats that we purchased five years ago. They look nice but truth be told they are starting to get a bit rickety. In fact, one of them has been repaired so many times that the screws that hold it together are now stripped. If anyone has purchased dining room chairs you know the bill quickly escalates. A $250 chair translates to over $1000 in purchases when you have to buy multiples. It was cost that forced us to buy knock-offs the first time around. This time I'd like to spend my money on either vintage or licensed original chairs. While it may cost a bit more money initially, I think the investment pays off. Here are some pictures of the dining room as it looks today. The credenza, which I designed, is made of solid white oak as is the table. The painting is predominantly black and has a huge presence in the room. I'd like to also change the light fixture as it is blocking the sight lines of the painting but I'll save that for another post!
And here are the candidates for the new chairs. Let me know what you think.
Or the Eames wire chairs with or without their bikinis. Vintage from Retro Modern Decor Store.
And here. Both pictures via Luphia.
Finally, we could put a bench on one side like this one from Crate and Barrel
So many choices....what do you think?