I'm kicking myself for not purchasing these stools when I bought my recent counter height dining table. Every great interior design resource is filled to the brim with these stools right now. The best part? They're cheap!
This Danish Modern masterpiece was designed in the 1960s by Hans Olsen for Frem Rojle. Four 3-legged chairs fit snugly with the skirt of the table, making it a perfect compact dining solution for small spaces. Its design is so economical yet almost whimsical, like a 3-dimensional puzzle or game of Tetris.
The understated luxury of hand-crafted wood furniture does more than serve a basic function. It makes a statement, tells a story, and adds to the beauty and charm that makes a home uniquely "you." Check out the following selection of artisans and small companies that are keeping the woodworking tradition alive by using sustainable practices and innovative techniques. A cool FYI: Many of the artisans and companies featured here are happy to craft custom pieces as well.
The Tokyo based architect and designer Junya Ishigami created these playful wire chairs for the Italian manufacturer Living Divani. He says “Chairs that live in harmony, like a family. Whilst they are all similar, each chair has a slightly different shape, and its own personality."
There is nothing stodgy and old-fashioned about these traditional and antique dining room chairs. Bright, bold and downright funky, these reupholstered vintage chairs bring instant funkiness and spark to the dining room.
Some furniture combinations can be pure magic. One such combination is a farmhouse dining room table paired with modern chairs. Whether made of shiny plastic, ultra-urban white leather or industrial metal, modern and contemporary chairs are a stylish and practical complement to rustic wood tables. Farmhouse tables are easy to maintain and clean lined, as are most modern chairs. Perfect for anyone who wants to dine without worry.
These are not your grandma's rocking chairs. Rocking chairs can still be pretty cool and I found a handful that I would love to incorporate into a contemporary space. The modern rocking chairs are not just for the living room, they can also be used in a nursery (in place of the traditional upholstered rocker), bedroom, or dining room.
When Ashley's aunt brought her this old rocking chair, which she had rescued from a dumpster, it was an ugly sight to behold. Still, Ashley was confident she could give it new life and, $10 later, she did just that…