I mentioned in a post before Christmas that we were getting two new chairs to go with our new great room dining table. We selected a very basic style in a neutral color (anyone surprised???) I also mentioned that we are doing some tweaks in the room in the way of moving furniture. Jordan helped me way back in November when she was here, and now I’m waiting for Mr. Right to move the television from above the fireplace to another wall, but that’s a whole other post. So far, we like the way it is coming together.
Just like our old table, I am using the new one as a library table when we aren’t entertaining. Because of that, I have the two chairs sitting at an angle. I plan to go buy some more used books to add some needed color to the tabletop. Maybe you saw a suggestion about that in yesterday’s post.
The beige linen fabric is the perfect blank pallet for my various collections of pillows. I really like the way these kilim pillows that I bought in Istanbul and Paris look on the chairs.
Here’s the chair with a needlepoint pillow that I found on a trip to Greece.
The reupholstered bench adds a punch of color to the area when the chairs are without pillows. Although I haven’t done so yet, I intend to spray a fabric protector on them. They made it through the holidays without a smudge, but I don’t want to get too confident. I intend to stain the legs so they will be darker and blend better with the table. You can see there, also, that I have two side wooden side chairs. They are from the condo we owned in Toronto, but I think they might be too small to keep in that spot on a permanent basis. I might store them away and just pull them out when we have guests.
Here’s a better look at those wooden side chairs. I want to stain the light seats darker to blend in with the table. That will probably happen at the same time the legs get their darker look.