Thursday, August 4, 2011

[ shopping for our dining area ]

WHILE I'M  going through this pile of boxes and trying to find somewhere to stash everything (a challenge with no dressers yet and limited storage space), I'll share with you our newest shopping finds!

When packing our shipment from Canada, we knew that our apartment in Dubai would be on the small side and our big dining table and 6 chairs would be a tight squeeze, so we decided to put our things into storage and shop for a more compact solution. I love our existing dining chairs (in this classic shape but done in a subtle striped fabric with optional white slipcovers) and I knew that eventually we would be enjoying them again someday.



So when we set out to find our dining table/chairs in Dubai, rather than buy a set that we would later have to sell, I decided that it might be smart to just find a couple of nice accent chairs that could eventually be used at the ends of our dining table and a small table to use with them. Perfect for the 2 of us and comfy at the same time.



We came across these beauties and decision made! Comfy, not overly huge but substantial enough, at the correct height for a table, and in a neutral linen that will go with anything. I think they'll work perfectly in our space. We found a great round table just large enough to dine at that can work later-on in a breakfast nook or even as a big side table. What do you think?

lisa

15 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

I think it's perfect!

Stacey said...

the accent chairs you found are wonderful! they'll go beautifully with your existing chairs.

InteriorGroupie said...

I love your existing chairs! I also love your new table..can't wait to see everything in place!

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Oohh I love what you are doing!!

dreams on 34th street said...

I think I'm in love...I know it's a cliche answer, but the pieces are so amazing and their purpose is so well thought out. The wing chair is soft and not a typical wing chair...it's beautiful. I also love combination of the different wood patina's...
~Lynne
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Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I think I'd better go wipe the drool off my chin!(ok that sounds kind of gross! lol) What GORGEOUS chairs and table! Wowzer!

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

Loving this! I think you struck on the best of the best in terms of ideas and style. Happy Thursday!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I have six of the first dining chairs from RH and LOVE them. I'm really loving your new chairs with the round table. Just perfect!!!

Debby said...

Love it! Not only are the new chairs beautiful they look comfy! xo

Amy R. said...

Love all of the pieces! I have chairs like this for the dining room. Where did you find those wingbacks?

Designwali said...

ooh looking good!

designchic said...

What a savvy lady you are...love the tufted wing backs and the table...perfect!!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I love the chairs, Lisa! That was a great decision to get something you can add to your existing set. I love the look of two upholstered chairs at the head of the table. The ones you chose are gorgeous!!

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

Perfect! Really classic lines. This is what I want to do in my office, two chairs that we can pull in for extra seating when there's lots of company...

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Ooooh I've been looking for a teeny pedestal table for a few months now. Yours is perfect!

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