Our New Statement Dining Chairs: Vintage Brass Chiavari
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Duh-na nu-na, nu-na nu-na BAT-CHAIR!
I’m not completely sure how I came across these chairs, but I was looking for something petite and different for the heads of our dining room table. We have the simple Herman Miller shell chairs with walnut bases which we love, but I wanted a real statement piece for the ends – something that could hold its own next to the drama of the table. These vintage brass chairs by Italian designer Chiavari (the same company famous for those bamboo-inspired wedding chairs) fit the bill perfectly. They are petite and fit right in with the other furniture.
I had to stalk them for a while before I found a pair. They sell on 1st Dibs for $$$$$, not within my budget. I found a pair on Craigslist 3-4 hours away and actually considered driving to get them, but ultimately decided that I would hold out for some in better condition. Eventually, I mustered up the cojones to make an offer of 1/2 off on a pair on ebay with free shipping. They accepted! The crazy chairs were delivered by our mailman (who surely knows I’m a crazy person by now) just in time for their debut at Chloe’s birthday bash.
Seriously, I bought vintage real brass bat-inspired for our dining room and LOVE them.
Here’s a wide ankle where you can see everything we’ve done from the curtains to the table and from the rug to the artwork. The painting on the right is a print I snagged on Gilt for the bathroom at our old house and it finally has a home now that it fits in perfectly in our new dining room.
If something looks out-of-place here, it’s the last major item on our to-do list for the dining room: the chandelier. I have something in mind and will make it happen soon, although with the super-high ceilings, we’ll be calling in some help with that operation.
The seats would have originally been velvet and probably red, but are now a canvas-y red. I plan to re-cover them soon with something fun, a little glam, and befitting of the “bat chairs”, also know as the “princess chairs” by the girls.
Bold & beautiful. What do you think of the new wild additions to our dining room?
Mid-century modern meets mid-century glam. Just my style!
Far from where we started: