One of the most fun things about The Mom Edit is the community. Every day, the readers all inspire us with comments, or questions, or you…check us and help keep us real and true, and even that we appreciate more than there are words for. One comment that I haven’t been able to get off my mind was from HOME Weekend Sales Post 3.2. The Reader fell in love with a pair of two toned chairs posted in the sales post, but was concerned that they were plastic+wood, rather than 100% wood. It’s the contrast though that got her. And us too. Cams posted similar chairs in Space by Space: A Simple Bright Dining Room, and don’t we know, Cams loves her those chairs too! I’m ok with plastic, I feel like it does hold up…but I did give it some more thought.
And then…ALLMODERN announced a sale on dining chairs through 3/25 (through Sunday this weekend)…and so it seemed now was the time to just sort this one out!
I love contrast. The balance of styles, colors, textures, materials; but it is a balance. So just for fun, we figured we’d show you how some of our favorite chairs paired with the reader’s Crate and Barrel Big Sur table, (also one of our favorites too) would look.
And…if coupling isn’t an option, and we’re just choosing one chair: I love the shape of #8, and its stylistic and color contrast to the table, or #2 all the way around-because those really do hold up and wipe well!
What do you think? Maybe we need to ask Gwen for a chair styling challenge on the Grams?
Big wood tables and chairs are so much fun to pair! Especially when they are on sale, and the whole thing really is just for fun!
Also, many of you asked about Cam’s table…stayed tuned for this weekend’s HOME Sales Post, there’s a strikingly similar one for a great price you’ll find there. xoxo A
1/ Marlow II Wood Dining Chair This is solid wood and also from Crate and Barrel. While the design of it is traditional, it pairs well with the more rustic/modern lines of the table and the two together are a great balance of contrast!
2/ Trige Solid Wood Dining Chair These hold up well, are easy care, and the slightly off wood+black base+ the white plastic top material contrast work really well with the table and add some nice subtle detail to it.
3/ Slice Solid Wood Dining Chair Ditto for this one, with just a little more shine if that’s your thing!
4/ Saint-Pierre Solid Wood Dining Chair Also a classic, just a slightly smaller frame than #1. Also a great contrasting partner.
5/ Otis Side Chair Two-Toned Favorite. For sure. Just beautiful lines. But you need to be ok with the mixed materials.
6/ Clarence Side Chair Similar to #1 and #4, but just slightly more modern in its lines.
7/ Bel Solid Wood Dining Chair Another beautiful two-toned, more to the modern side, but still nice clean lines.
8/ Fronter Solid Wood Dining Chair Yup, solid wood, fun lines that work well in contrast to the straight lines of the table. Pretty much perfection!
9/ Poly and Bark Wegner Wishbone Style Chair Who doesn’t love a Wishbone? I’d make a wish every time I sat down. Clean classic modern. I’d do just two at the ends to leave room for more side chairs, but they’d also look great all the way around!
10/ Mustang Side Chair Fun take on the Wishbone! Same comment as above, maybe for the ends only?
Ok. I feel like we’ve given that some good thought. Back to sick kids, science fair boards, plumbing roughs and weekend sales post round-ups. But thanks for taking a fun little break with us. We appreciate your comments, all of them. And obviously, you are all always on our minds! Follow along with us on Pinterest and Instagram and you’ll see how true that is! Hope your weeks are ending well! xoxo A