These chairs were my big find this week. A whole family of vintage white farmhouse chairs. I am a huge fan of white chairs. I especially like the juxtaposition of old and new, mismatched to the table yet perfectly matched chairs. A set of white chairs add repetition and rhythmn to a room.
Take this dining room for instance. How gorgeous is this room above?. That massive table and crisp, simple white chairs. (sorry I can't find the source).
This image is from Country Living Magazine. It's very Rachel Ashwell, very fresh and very livable. I would so do this in a victorian style house.
And then there's the beach house from http://www.countryliving.com/ . Chunky, sturdy white chairs with a pale table top and saw horse legs.
So why am I going on about white chairs. Because I love white chairs, and because we found the best white farmhouse chairs ever. Yesterday, Lorraine and I went hunting. Fresh from the "man tries to steal our table" incident, we have a New Strategy. New rules. New game plan.
1. Never leave the prize unattended.
2. Keep quiet and inconspicuous. No squealing, clapping or jumping.
3. Visibly mark the "prize" as ours. (sit on it, pick it up, put your purse on it) so there is no confusion as to who got it first.
4. Inform a person of authority (sales clerk) ASAP that we intend to purchase it.
Anyway we were in our favourite haunt, and she was way out of range (we should get walkie talkies) when I saw these....
Anyway, I immediately corralled them into a huddle, threw down my coat, purse and my leg on one and sat firmly down. I watched and waited feeling very smug and eventually Lorraine breezes along and suddenly notices me sitting down. "Oh you're having a sit down" in her lovely London accent. "Oh, you're sitting on some chairs" (I can hear her voice getting higher as she identifies them as treasures) and even higher and more excited "Do you like those chairs you're sitting on?" By now the whole shop had noticed the chairs, but clearly knew who they belonged to.
Anyway, long story short, this is the vision for these chairs.Something like this...chunky table, casual white chairs and white walls....
Image from www.housetohome.co.uk
Or for a less matchy poo look, different chairs unified with white, easy to accomplish with an assortment of chairs..