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Eat in Kitchen Progress

We finally got some chairs for our eat-in kitchen! Design wise, this eat in area was important for me to address as when you walk into our house you see this area at the back of the house right away (via our galley kitchen). It was never 100% right, and the original chairs that came with the antique wood table we’re too traditional for me. (See picture here) They were wood, and there was too many different woods in the room. I needed to break it up a bit.


We bought 4 White Eiffel Chairs for around our teak table. I simply adore them. They add a really fun playful, and modern look to the kitchen. Even better (and importantly) they are comfy.

The room is far from done. I need to now add colour. If that Orchid doesn’t survive, we’re at a high level of alert of requiring a colour pop. I’m now at the stage where I’m thinking we need to add drapery on either side of the window.

 Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis Fabric

I’m open to suggestions on the fabric, I’m thinking of the popular Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis Fabric. (So I’m not the first one to love that fabric, but it’s just one of my favourites) and I think it would be stunning in yellow. Which surprise me. When we moved in, I swore off any shade of the sun. The house, when we bought, was school bus yellow. BLEH. Now, however, I’m craving hits of it, just like I was craving lilac for the bedroom.

The fabric may proove to be too expensive for such an expansive window, so I’m considering alternatives, or making the curtains “decorative” (So they don’t close ALL the way) We would likely never close them, as we have the privacy when we want with the venetian blinds.

Again, this post is far from a before and after, but the new chairs warranted a post. 🙂

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    September 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    The Chairs definitely warranted a post. They bring a great tension to the table. I also think the yellow trellis fabric would look wonderful. Nice job!!

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    September 20, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    i bought some vintage eames chairs awhile ago on craigslist and want to get the eiffel bases at some point, right now mine just have the stacking base. but i love them, so i think you made a great choice too! and i really like the fabric selection for the curtains, i say go for it! the yellow would look nice.

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    October 1, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    love the mix of styles! there are knock off varieties of the 'trellis' print. One, for example, is sold at TonicLiving (no yellow, though).

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    October 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    As if it's 8.95 a yard! I think I may be easily swayed to the browns for that cost. 🙂 Thank you!

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    October 3, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Sure, I just bought some black trellis for a vintage chair I scored off craigslist. Thought I'd share the info! Love your blog- it's right up my decorating alley.

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    October 14, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    these are the exact chairs i want for my space too! can you share where you bought them – was it somewhere in toronto?

    i love what you've done in your home thus far (though i'm reading your blog posts backwards). i just discovered your blog and hope you don't mind if i link to it. we have similar design style – i too love the kelly wearstler trellis fabric and have had that night table project on my to-do list for ages. must. get. to. it.

    off to read more posts.

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