Now I don’t know about you but I am constantly amazed at the number of hideous dining chairs there are out there. You know the ones I mean – fabric covered (really? why would you cover something that is in close proximity to food in material that is fixed to the chair and can NEVER be cleaned) with a tall back. Sometimes they come in cheap shiny leather which looks even worse.
And if you don’t want those then you probably have to do down the designer route which can be terribly expensive. It’s no wonder that one of my most common requests is for help with dining chairs. I shall do a round up soon but in the mean time here’s a good one that I found. It’s £195, which is pretty good for a chair, and you can buy it from Rockett st George.
The buckle detail is a “touch” as one of my husband’s colleagues would say. After all, your dining chairs are often seen from the back and few designers think to add a detail there. The leather ensures it will be warm and comfortable and, crucially, this type of leather looks better with age and won’t mind a hot cloth rubbing off the inevitable red wine, gravy, grease stain – all of which will just add to the character and make the chair look like you inherited it from a very cool Great Aunt. Seriously, the stains are going to happen, just get with the anecdote there’s no point fighting it.
Finally, if you don’t fancy the chair, but have a few minutes to spare – 10 to be exact. You can read this little interview with Moi on the site in which I give my top design tips and advice on doing up your own home. And if you’ve got 20 minutes you can read the interview with Amanda Lamb, who name-checked the blog, which was a small thrill I can tell you.
That should keep you busy today. I’ll see you soon. Well I’ll be back tomorrow – will you?