The idea of mis-matching your dining chairs to your dining table is nothing groundbreaking. In fact, this eclectic look has become so de rigeur in recent years that it’s almost impossible to come across a matched set in a magazine or on a design blog. Rustic wooden table? Use sleek white chairs. Industrial steel table? Break out the mahogany Victorian chairs. It’s been happening for so long that our eyes just accept and enjoy this look now.
But what about taking it a step further, and mis-matching your chairs, too? It’s a bit trickier as there’s more to get right, but I’ve been loving this look lately. The galleries at Living etc can show us how it’s done:
Gorgeous, right? Having said that, I’m wondering how long this whole “mismatched” trend will last. When we come this far in one direction, it’s inevitable that the pendulum will eventually swing the other way, and we’ll all be craving sleek dining sets before too long. My sister has just invested in this stunning oak one, and I admit that it looks fresh and new in her home. For now though, I’m batting for team mismatched.
What do you think? Are you still loving mismatched dining furniture, or are you ready to embrace consistency again?