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Need help with my breakfast table and chairs
spa317
November 6, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I am thinking of pairing this black Restoration Hardware table with some acrylic chairs (I LOVE the George II acrylic chairs with the square cut-out, but they're very pricey so I think I will have to settle for the Sophia chairs) and the Ikea Maskros Pendant Light. The idea of mixing the modern chairs with the very traditional table and the funky pendant light appeals to me and I'm just hoping it will all come together. I'm worried the scale of chairs and the table will be off (i.e., the chairs will seem too small or flimsy in light of the "heavy" table.)

Thoughts?
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nevadan
No, I can't quite see the point in that. For your breakfast table, buy something much simpler and easier to keep clean, unless you have a maid every day. The chairs are great.
November 6, 2012 at 1:33PM   
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mmilos
If you love the table, go ahead and start with that. Your ideas may work on the chairs but I would buy them locally if possible or from an online place with a very friendly return policy. Sometimes you just have to try things out to see how it comes together.

I agree with you though, the cheaper acrylic chairs may be too spare looking. I would keep looking for the right chair. Your expensive chair idea works better because it is more of a classic shape and stands better with the classic table (just in a modern finish).
November 6, 2012 at 1:34PM   
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anitajoyce
Nice table. You can always buy the chairs, try them with your table and decide if they will work or not. If they don't work, you can always return them and keep looking until you find just the right chairs. Or better yet, buy them , then post a picture of the table with the chairs to see what the houzz family thinks.
November 6, 2012 at 1:35PM     
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olldcan
Either the table is to heavy for the chairs or the chairs are too light for that table. I love the chairs and the pendant light but not feeling that table at all
November 6, 2012 at 1:39PM   
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charleee
I'm going the opposite way, I LOVE the table but not the chairs. If you like mixing modern and traditional, do you like any of these chairs? [houzz=Zuo Banana Chrome and Black Dining Chair]
[houzz=Set of 2 Zuo Nova Black Dining Chairs]
[houzz=Set of 4 Zuo Modern Maz Black Upholstered Dining Chair]
November 6, 2012 at 1:47PM     
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spa317
Maybe the center "Elegant" chair or the green "Mona" chair instead? The green is actually my accent color in my kitchen, though I don't necessarily know if I want to go quite so bold (I can always do a dove gray or something). Part of the reason I really liked the acrylic chairs, though, was because they open up the space a bit and my breakfast table will be in the middle of a high-traffic area.
November 6, 2012 at 1:52PM   
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charleee
Well, if your breakfast table is in a high traffic area, why would you want a clear acrylic chair? I don't know, I'm really clumsy, I think I'd spend a lot of time walking into and tripping over a chair I can't really see!!! Anyway, have you looked at the ghost chair? [houzz=
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November 6, 2012 at 1:56PM     
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spa317
Bobbi, those are all gorgeous. Maybe one of those in a white? Now I'm really undecided! And I agree with you on the table, I'm totally in love with it and essentially just need to find some chairs I can pair with it.
November 6, 2012 at 1:56PM     
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mmilos
Those would be better...

I'm thinking something along these acrylic klismos chairs:

November 6, 2012 at 1:57PM   
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ATGStores.com
Hi, Spa! We wanted to give you a couple more options for pendants and mod chairs (http://www.atgstores.com/contemporary-modern-accent-chairs_1014_s3.html?page=1) in the style you like and let you know there are dozens of designs that may give you the effect you want. We hope this helps, and good luck!
November 6, 2012 at 1:58PM     
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judianna20
I don't care for the ghost chairs with the table (even though I love both). I would prefer a more substantial chair with a modern fabric & legs black.

November 6, 2012 at 2:01PM     
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charleee
ATG Stores, I have that first curly-q lamp!! It's so cool and it looks even better in person!....Bobbi
November 6, 2012 at 2:03PM     
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spa317
My initial thought was the Victoria ghost chair, but then I was again running into the whole scale issue and wondering if it was too small for the table...?
November 6, 2012 at 2:04PM   
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ATGStores.com
Hi, Bobbi! We like it, too, especially for the look Spa is trying to achieve. Great job on your advice - we're enjoying your helpful posts!
November 6, 2012 at 2:06PM     
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charleee
The first pic you posted, the one with the table and the two white chairs? Try to ignore the style and the pretty slipcover, and look at only scale of the table and chairs, and if you like it let that guide you. If you don't like it, what is it about the scale that bothers you? Chair too low? Maybe it's too wide?
November 6, 2012 at 2:11PM   
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spa317
Bobbi - I do like that scale in the first pic, but those chairs are pretty substantial in relation to a lot of the acrylic chairs I've seen. I might just have to try a couple different options and see what it looks like.
November 6, 2012 at 2:18PM   
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charleee
spa, you can always slipcover an acrylic chair, you know. Or even a folding chair! Who would know? If you have a Pier 1 near you, check out their chairs. I bought 4 of them for my dining table once, paid $200/pc, husband hated them and I returned them. But I loved them!
November 6, 2012 at 2:20PM   
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mpoulsom
Love the table, love that pendant light, love the green chairs! ;) Think it would cool and funky!
November 6, 2012 at 2:39PM     
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spa317
thanks! the green chairs are really fun...so many options, I have no idea what I'm going to do now!
November 6, 2012 at 5:44PM   
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MUMMEINTERIORS
Hi Spa I am a little late on the conversation but have read other comments. I actually don't mind the Sophia chair with the table, one thing you need to make sure of is that the back height is in proportion to the table. You can put a darker and heavy duty seat cover on the chair. Easy way to customize without spending a ton of money. I like the height of the tall acrylic chair but not crazy about the leg. You are on the right track, I think the right area rug with bring the table and chairs together. I love mixing traditional elements with more modern. It creates and eclectic and personal space.

One thing you could do is introduce a transitional chandelier. I will upload some photos of fabric and lighting to give you some inspiration.

Good luck and have fun with your project! Matt

For more design inspiration visit my design blog: http://mummeinteriors.wordpress.com
November 6, 2012 at 6:09PM   
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charleee
Matt, I love that first chandi!....Bobbi
November 6, 2012 at 6:11PM     
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MUMMEINTERIORS
Thanks! It would add a great look to the room.
November 6, 2012 at 6:12PM   
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victorianbungalowranch
Maybe you can download the dimentions of the Crate and Barrel chairs and use that as your guide for new ones. Maybe a metal or light finish will look light, but heavy enough to balance out the table?
November 6, 2012 at 6:24PM   
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spa317
Both those chandeliers are gorgeous! And I definitely like the idea of a rug with some color to tie everything together. At this point, I'm still a bit torn between the Sophia chair and another that I just found - the Aria chair.
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November 6, 2012 at 7:19PM     
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MUMMEINTERIORS
Thanks I hope they inspire you. Either would look great with what you are leaning towards.

Matt
November 6, 2012 at 7:20PM   
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spa317
thanks Matt! much appreciated!
November 6, 2012 at 7:27PM   
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MUMMEINTERIORS
My pleasure! You are on the right track.
November 6, 2012 at 7:28PM   
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spa317
Matt - regarding your comment on the height of the chairs being in proportion to the table, they're both about one inch taller than the table (essentially the same height). should I be trying to find chairs with more height? I think I like the idea of it all being one height as it's less obtrusive that way, but will it look strange?
November 7, 2012 at 6:48AM   
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MUMMEINTERIORS
It is a great look for an eclectic room. I have no problem with them being the same height. In that case go with the Sophia chair.
November 7, 2012 at 6:50AM   
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spa317
thanks everyone for all the help!
November 7, 2012 at 10:07AM     
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