In my day job, which is advertising, we often talk about the paradox of choice. Too many choices can weigh you down and make the decision making process that much more difficult.
That’s how I often feel when looking for vintage pieces for my apartment. There are so many directions to go in, how do you choose just one? Take, for instance, my recent search for the perfect dining chair. We have a simple, unfinished (we’ll call it rustic) farm table that belonged to my brother as a child. It’s pretty small in size and we need two chairs to go on either side. We use the table as a desk and an eating spot. But the folding chairs we use now for seating just don’t cut it for long periods of time.
One of the benefits of blogging is having friends with similar interests to provide some perspective. Below is a little assemblage of my favorite vintage dining chairs found online. Not surprising the styles fit in two basic buckets (basically french traditional and mid century modern.) Below I’ve outlined my likes, dislikes and the cold hard facts (i.e. price) about each of my top selects. Keep in mind, the table currently is unfinished so I can stain it or paint it to match my selection. Based on what you know and see, which would you choose?
UPDATE: The Barefoot Dwelling patterned chair is one of a set. We could potentially get the pair. Seriously considering this one! Am smitten!
Have a great weekend, friends!