As I mentioned before, I knew that I did not want a matching set of table and chairs for the dining room. I wanted an eclectic and classic look, but not random. You can read all about the table we choose here. We searched for weeks for chairs, online and in stores. Nothing was catching our eye.
We were also having issues finding the right scale of chair. I have a tall husband and most chairs have a standard seat height around 18”. We would bring chairs home and he would even feel short sitting in the chairs, so we knew we needed something with a higher seat height. Our table is 31” high, which is also on the taller end, so we needed chairs with a higher back to keep everything looking cohesive.
There is also the question of upholstered or not upholstered, rustic or not rustic, black, grey, brown, or light wood? I was getting impatient.
We finally saw some chairs on Restoration Hardware’s website and went to the store to take a look. After much apprehension on my part about fully upholstered chairs, we decided to bite the bullet. These chairs have everything I was looking for: classic lines, soft fabric, rustic grey wood, high back, tall seat height, coordinated with our matte black table, wide comfy seat, and they were ON SALE! I knew our patience would pay off!
We decided to go with eight armless chairs (this chair also comes in a version with arms and also in a square back). Because the table and chairs are different, I wanted to at least keep the eight chairs cohesive. Our dining room is also not a huge space and I didn’t want big end chairs overwhelming the space.
We did have to pay a one-time shipping fee to have the chairs delivered. You cannot purchase chairs off the floor from RH. We felt the fee was reasonable, especially since we got a good deal on the chairs.
We also just replaced the existing builder grade light fixture with a little something vintage-more to come on that!
Dining Room To-Do List:
1. Decide on a rug
2. Curtain panels
3. Find a piece for the large niche
4. Mirror or artwork for the niche
5. Style the table top
6. Have a dinner party!
What do you think?