When we started planning our kitchen renovation earlier this year, I knew I wanted a sitting area of some kind. A place to hang out, read, watch TV and drink my coffee. And so, the search for the perfect chairs began. . .
Our home is very traditional—a 30-year-old colonial style that we are slowly updating. I’m trying to keep the decorating a pretty consistent mix of traditional with younger, modern elements throughout. The Shiloh Spool Chair is a classic design, and fits in perfectly with the overall style of our home.
Since you see the chairs as soon as you walk into our entryway, I wanted chairs that didn’t feel too heavy visually in the space. The open back and the spool design makes the Shiloh Chair pretty from every angle.
To keep them from feeling too formal, I opted for a fun pattern on the upholstery, which also ties in with my growing collection of blue and white pieces.
The other thing I had to consider when choosing a fabric was the scale of the pattern. I used a really big, really bold patterned wallpaper on the other side of the kitchen. I was able to use another pattern on the chairs by going with something on a much smaller scale. Too many big prints in one room can start to “fight” against one another and leave you a little dizzy. . .
To finish out the seating area, I added a small acrylic table. A perfect lightweight option for “floating” in the middle of the room—and for sitting my morning coffee.
You can see more of our kitchen renovation progress on my blog.
Thank you so much to Emily for sharing her makeover with us!
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