Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday Musings: The Bistro Chair

Good post weekend morning to you! How was it? Did you all have fabulous weekends? I am so certain that you did. I am so happy to report that we made some major progress on the packing this weekend and have only a few more things to get done before the big move. Sigh (sighing in relief). So while we were packing, arranging, rearranging, purging and organizing this weekend, I realized something. Something important. I hate our kitchen table chairs. They. Gotta. Go. You know why, lovers? Because they match our table. That's why. Once we move, the table is getting a major makeover, which I cannot WAIT to share with you all (since I have been lazy, I mean sparse on DIY's lately), and the chairs are getting the boot. Harsh? Maybe. But I have decided we need to flip the script and some fun, funky and colorful bistro chairs are just what the doctor ordered. I love doctors that prescribe chairs as medicine. Don't you???

Bistro chairs are these amazingly fun, classic, Parisian styled, rattan seating that offer so much detail and diversity to any space.  Really. I am so over the matchy, matchy look of our dining room set. No offense but it feels lame and unimaginative. Bistro chairs can bring color, pattern and texture to any monochromatic space. I love that the seating is casual enough for everyday and can withstand the day to day wear and tear (torture) that it will endure. Let's seriously take a seat. 

The rainbow coalition of Parisian bistro chairs. While this is not an example of the chairs at work in an actual home, I do not really care. I love the image too much not to share.
Ok. This kitchen. This kitchen right here. Slays me. This is exactly what I want. The white and black rattan bistro chair in an oh so fabulous space. Are you all as obsessed with the white background and semi Spanish detailing in this kitchen? I am dying. Right now. 
Another lovely kitchen, another lovely bistro chair. A bistro chair barstool?!?! Get out. Again, the pattern in the chairs add so much texture to the kitchen. The make it. Oh and so does the tile. And light fixtures. I guess!
Would you look at the floor to ceiling windows?!??! Lawwwwwd. Loving that. And again, those damn bistro chairs. I told you lovers they were perfection. Classic. Stella and Billie are lovin' that dog. Boy crazy. At least they think it's a boy. 
On to the colorful world of rattan bistro chairs. Did I tell you they come in colors? Because they do. Exhibit A. Such a lovely space made even lovelier adorned with turquoise bistro chairs. Loves it. 
Yes. Your happiness does reflect through your use of color and pattern. I can relate here. I love unique, fun, colorful and funky things for my home. These chairs fit directly into that criteria. Loving the right. Loving the left. They are even perfect in an office. Is there anything these chairs can't accomplish? Maybe they could balance the deficit? I'd vote for 'em. 
{matchbook mag}
Hello lover. Rattan backless stools and rattan chairs in the kitchen nook. I adore everything this kitchen has to offer. Modern conveniences with splashes of old world charm. 
A fabulous little dining area with those fabulous patterned chairs. Again. It looks fantastic with a marble pedestal table, as well. Loving that green patterned runner here. Completely unrelated. But I do. The heart wants, what the heart wants. 
{house beautiful}
For a lovely little outdoor soiree. What better addition than a bistro chair? It provides for the perfect pattern to an outdoor space. 
Seen enough? Let's get the look. I so know you want to. 

Get the Look: 1./2./3./4./5./6./7./8./9./10.


Big things this week. Big. I am moving and shaking and because of that, I have a major treat in store for you all. Just you wait and see. Loves!

19 comments:

  1. I'm so obsessed. And i'm jealous your new kitchen is big enough for a table and chairs. My sister just ordered the new serena and lilly ones for a great price!

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  2. I was just looking at them in the Serena & Lilly catalog this weekend! Super sassy! Love the post!

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  3. Those chairs are sick. Now I am obsessed. You better get them so I can vicirously live thru you!

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  4. Love those chairs... Already repinned them!

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  5. Loving the chairs!!! HATING the fact that you are moving and taking those pups with you. Sigh...

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  6. LOVE these chairs so so so so so much- can't wait to see your new ones with this mystery DIY table- quite sure it will all be FABOOSH!!!

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  7. What great chair inspriation!! Thanks for the round up!

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  8. Get out of my head! Ever since I read the Serena and Lily spread in Matchbook last week I've been dreaming of those suckers. Get them so I can live vicariously thru you. Because if I bring one more chair into this house, I have a feeling the hubs will have me committed.

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  9. Oh I LOVE them. Such a sweet Parisian look!

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  10. these chairs must totally be front of mind for everyone --- i was just dreaming up a re-zhush of my dining table with two of these pups. LOVE LOVE LOVE. i love the S&L ones too... but wish I could find ones with the white propylene like in your third pic!

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  11. Love the colored ones! so different and unexpected.

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  12. These are lovely! A fun home accent piece

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  13. Love how the addition of bistro chairs in the dining makes you feel completely transported to a little spot somewhere in an old European city...people watching over coffee...little drizzle in the spring sky...ahhh got my daydreaming already! Fantastic post!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  14. I love your idea to purge the chairs and replace with bistros! I love bistro chairs. I also loved mismatched pieces together. I know it will be fabulous and I can't wait to see the finished product!!

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  15. Wow love, love, love!! Now you have me obsessed and maybe considering some for our kitchen if I can convince my husband the ones we have are awful and that I need new ones!

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  16. I keep seeing these and loving them! Especially the blue!

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  17. Love them! They are a great barstool
    Option, too.

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  18. Totally in love with bistro chairs. I wanted to steal each and every one we sat in while we were in Paris in March. Love this post and all of the selections!

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  19. Bistro Chairs are the way to my heart...they are absolutely gorg!!! Thanks for posting so many great finds!

    Dominique @ http://comfycozycouture.blogspot.com

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