dining chair guide (February 20, 2009)
ac and i have been searching for dining room chairs for a while now so i thought i¡¯d compile a slideshow of some of my favorites. there are over 25 chairs to check out, ranging from affordable to splurge-worthy. some of my favorites fall right in the middle so i hope there will be something for everyone. so, if you¡¯re looking for some dining chair fun click here for the full roundup (or just click ¡°read more¡± below). enjoy! [the yellow steel chairs in the first shot are my personal favorite]
[image above: This summer¡¯s hottest color brings new life to the dining room. These bold yellow steel Marais AC Chairs from Design Within Reach have rubber feet to protect floors. Also available in an equally bold vermillion.
If you¡¯re yearning for something a bit romantic, try these hand-carved white chairs from Brocade Home. The soft iris silk upholstery adds just enough detail without distracting from rest of the table.
A selection of colorful dining chairs from Anthropologie: Notions Dining Chairs (far left and third from left) upholstered in Josef Frank fabrics ($398 each), Neptune Chair ($298, second from left), Emile Chair (far right, $198 each).
The Holz Chair takes its inspiration from Thonet but puts a modern spin on the look with red, coffee and oyster colored stains. $150.
A selection of our favorites (clockwise from the top left): black and white Charme Chairs ($750), Czech Side Chair ($598), WUD chair William & Mary chair ($1078), Organic Chair ($1700), Spring Chair ($670-$710), and the Oliver Chair by Gus ($265).
Jurgen Bey¡¯s ¡®St. Petersberg¡¯ chairs for Droog definitely aren¡¯t for the faint of heart. Their bold colors and patterns come with an equally bold price ($6,277 each) that reflects the designer¡¯s dedication to his one-of-a-kind pieces. Bey covers existing chairs with a polyester cover and creates pattern on the new surface using foam and additional glass-reinforced polyester.
Crate and Barrel¡¯s Calypso Arm Chair combines elegant woven rattan with stained ebony legs for a dramatic effect. Available in natural or black rattan for $399 .
Ikea¡¯s dining chairs often get a bad rap, but we love these Hallsta and Ikea PS Ellan chairs. The Ellan has a gentle rocking base that allows for laid-back dining, while the Hallsta¡¯s rattan back brings an earthy look to the room. Available at Ikea for $89.99 (Hallsta) and $39.99 (Ellan). Check local stores for availability.
These simple modern dining chairs from Blu Dot have a lightly padded felt slipcover for extra comfort. Hence the name, ¡®Cozy Cozy¡¯. Available for $39.99 each.
A selection of dining chairs: Moooi¡¯s Carbon Chair ($1,240), Maarten Baas¡¯ Clay Chair ($2,500), and Ineke Hans¡¯ Laser Chair ($850).
West Elm¡¯s ¡®Overlapping Squares¡¯ chairs are both affordable and stylish. Available in chocolate or white (with optional seat cushions), these all-purpose chairs can serve multiple purposes as dining, side or occasional chairs. Available for $169 each.
A colorful chair for a colorful occasion: Cappellini¡¯s Rainbow chair .
I love the rich, tufted upholstery of these Horchow dining chairs. Available for $795 .