I tend to be a very symmetrical person. I generally like things to match. Yet there is something that draws me in when I see a dining table with a mismatched collection of chairs. It is almost comforting. I automatically start creating a story in my head of how the owner acquired such a collection. The sweet dreams of all the flea markets, yards sales, hand-me-downs, just make me giddy!
Generally I can pick out a favorite aspect of a room, but here in this Parisian loft, I think I adore everything!! The table, pendant, tone on tone palette, mirror, the peonies, and of course the chairs! I hope they invite me over for diner!! Cette place est-elle réservée?
Love Love Love… I could sit out here for hours.
I love how the collected wood chairs become a focal point in this clean white palette. They really add a warmth to the space.
Well this manages to cooperate with my urge to match, but gives the whimsy of the mismatched look.
This simple setting has a great lived in feel.
This is from Sara Jessica Parker’s home in the Hamptons. (Love her, love the house!) The mixed and matched chairs painted in a unified matte black is so chic.
Again, mismatched chairs, but all painted in a clean white, really compliments any beach setting.
I think the variety of chairs is great here, and OH that light!!
Now, Can’t you just imagine this table on Nantucket with all mismatched chairs! They would never get me to leave!
(coastal living Sep 2008)