The chairs are called the “Mia” and were custom made by Silva, who is a Canadian furniture manufacturer. If you recognize the name, they are who makes Sarah Richardsons furniture, but also her go to spot for re upholstery. (You can never go wrong with her sources)
I picked the chair style, fabric, nail head detail colour and even the leg stain and the chairs came out amazing. I walk by and run my hand over the curved back and smile. They are absolutely well worth the investment. These are our “forever” chairs. Classic, and will stand the test of time and changing styles in home decor. The neutral means it will survive changing colour trends, and the craftsmanship means they will likely be handed down to my children.
I also think that this is a pretty good example of how an old table can be instantly trasformed by changing out chairs. I’m often surprised at how much dining room tables cost, so I say buy a vintage table and invest in the seating. 🙂
Next up – Adding some art, and working with the light fixture. (No, I won’t paint it) This is going to be budget as we used up our full budget on the chairs!
We just picked the fabric for the dining room chairs. You all know how awesome I am at making quick decisions when it comes to fabric. 🙂 When I went to Silva, I got to have a sneak peek behind the scenes. Let me put this into perspective – A teenager would freak out being on a TV set of their favourite television show, I was flipping out seeing reupholstery. Maybe it’s just me, but seeing a warehouse of upholstery, fabric options, and possibilities was pretty darn cool.
I would go Bananas for that couch. Ba-na-nas.
Here is a little fun fact – Love Sarah Richardson? Watch Sarah 101? Did you follow Design Inc or Sarahs House? You’ve seen her bring her furniture for re upholstery….this is the spot. And this is also where her line of furniture is made. So if you know Sarah loves it — it’s gotta be well made.
They showed me how their furniture is constructed.
Couch frames awaiting the fabric selection
As I got the tour, I was told of the beginnings of the company – Eugene Silva started the company in his garage in the 1980’s recovering furniture. And when you walk through the factory, there was something strangely warm about the atmosphere, perhaps knowing it is still a family company. It just makes me really excited for our chairs, knowing they are coming from somewhere where each chair is made with such care. I really enjoyed seeing behind the scenes so thought you would too.