Hi friends, it just happens I'm helping four clients with kitchen nook spaces,
and thought I'd pass along my simple rule for mixing table and chair styles to create
my favorite eclectic look. I love the collected look juxtaposition gives a room. It's
an easy formula to keep from having that matchy look designers steer clear of.
It works for a multitude of styles, and is all about contrast.
#1 ~ Contrasting Style
Choose furniture styles that contrast
French with modern, traditional with coastal, modern with rustic,
industrial with vintage, formal with casual, ornate with clean lines
#2 ~ Contrasting Shape
Choose a table shape that contrasts with the chair shape
Round table with Square high back chairs
Rectangular table with Curved high back chairs
Rectangular table with Detailed chair backs
Round table with Geometric bamboo pattern
#3 ~ Contrasting Color & Texture
Choose colors, finishes and textures that contrast
Add contrasting color in upholstery or paint,
smooth finish with textured rattan or metal,
distressed finish with lacquered
Super simple ~ start with either your table or chairs and follow the contrast rules.
Here are a few favorite rooms to give you an idea how it works no matter your style.