Some of you have been asking me if I ever found chairs to go with our table in the dining nook. I did! And forgot to share them with you. But I will now. Here they are. :) (*side note – this nook is so BRIGHT and sunny that I have a really hard time photographing it so excuse the poor photography!)
For chairs I ended up going with the Constance Metal Dining Chairs from Ballard Designs. I love them but I originally wanted something different because they are the same style of chair that I have in my formal dining room (just metal instead of wood). I tried out several wooden chair options but the varying colors of wood were clashing with the wood in the X base of the table and making it look too red. I didn’t take any pictures of my attempts, but trust me when I say – they weren’t looking very good. So I decided to go with metal and for some reason, the mixed metals don’t bother me like the mixed woods did.
This also wasn’t the first rug I tried. Rugs are tricky! My designer/friend who helped me with my drapes and pillows suggested this coral rug from Home Decorators
(she knows my love for this pattern) and at first I thought oh no – that is way too much coral for me. But nothing else was working so I decided to order it and just see. And when I first laid it down I thought – oh no – that is way too much coral for me.
But it ties in the coral from the family room
and my husband liked it so I promised him I’d live with it for a while before sending it back. That’s why we only have four chairs down instead of six and there is no pad under the rug. This was just a sample. :)
And you know what? I think I like it more every day.
It’s nice to have a pop of color in the nook. And it’s nice to have the coral tie in from the family room. And it compliments the blue decor I’m using in the kitchen. And I know you’re not supposed to start sentences with ‘AND’ but I’m doing it anyway.
And I’m keeping the rug.
I also tried the coral rug in my office/craft room and it looks good in there too so I decided that if I get tired of coral in the nook, I can always move it to the office.
The best part? It is an indoor/outdoor rug so these three can be as messy as they want.
25 thoughts on “Dining nook chairs (and a rug!)”
Love it! So simple, yet very stylish. I love how you have the 3 different but similar patterns working beautifully together. I’m always scared of pattern mixing.
The dining nook is a great place to take photos with all that natural light … set your ISO at 100 and up your shutter speed to anything above 1/500 ;)
Thank you Alicia! And thank you so much for the photography tip! I’m going to try it out today! xx
I love the pops of coral you are adding. The chairs look cute too. The whole space is really coming together.
I love the pops of color and I know that is what you envisioned when you picked out the gray paint and white trim. It’s fun to see it all coming together. I think it could stand even more color too. Get some plants in there and a big arrangement for your table. I love your house!
Thank you Cathy! xx
Thanks April! I put a plant and Fall arrangement on my table this weekend! Ha! Will share the additions soon. Thanks for your sweet comment!
I love those chairs and rug! I bought the same chairs as counter stools as well and really like them. I have a question though- I have 4 kids and am debating a rug under the table because of sure spaghetti stains and spilled food, etc. Do you find that an issue for you? or is the indoor/outdoor rug the way to go?
Love your blog and house decor by the way! Thanks for sharing :)
Thank you! So sweet of you to say! :) I think for a rug under a table kids are eating on indoor/outdoor is the way to go! It’s just a more durable rug that you can clean things off of easier. I haven’t been able to test spaghetti stains on this rug yet (it’s only a matter of time!) but I did wipe up soup the other day and it came right off. :)
Erin, I just LOVE your new coral rug, and I am so glad you are going to keep it! I love coral and aqua together! When you selected your dining room chairs, I just loved the style, so I am doubly excited about the same chairs in metal for your dining nook! I have been waiting patiently to see what you were going to use with your new table, and these are just perfect! You have the best taste ever! I just LOVE your decorating style!! Once again, thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us!
Jane! Can’t even tell you how big your sweet comments make me smile. You are WAY too nice to me! But I’ll take it. ;) Honestly I’m thrilled that you like it so much! You made my day. :) Thank you sweet friend!
Hi Erin! I love the new rug – so fun! I would LOVE your advice on how you like the metal (kitchen) vs the wood (dining room) X chairs? I’m currently debating which to purchase. I just bought the Ballard Chianni Trestle Table in Belgian Oak and the Dorcester bench in white. I’m thinking of two x chairs across from the bench, and maybe 2 upholstered chairs at the head of the table… any advice? I have 2 young kiddos. Is the metal or wood easier to clean? Any tips are appreciated!! Thanks a ton! Your blog is the best!
So pretty! Love the color in there too! You are such a great decorator! Wish you lived nearby and could help me out! :)
LOVE the chairs! LOVE the rug! Somehow it reads very subtle in that space…not a “screamy” color at all!! Keep going! LOVING it ALL!!
Rhubarb and Linen – Thank you! So happy you enjoy my blog! Ok – as far as cleaning goes, the metal chairs are WAY easier to clean than the wood chairs. The wood doesn’t wipe off that great. I’m so happy my farmhouse table is in my formal dining room because that table and the wood chairs aren’t as practical for every day wiping down food and spills. With the metal you can wipe everything off with a damp cloth! I’ve seen the table you bought – it’s beautiful! I love your idea of the bench and two different end chairs. I might do different end chairs in the nook too at some point, but practicality won this time because I want them to be fabric and I just don’t think my kids are ready for that yet. We’re still too messy. :) Hope that helps!
Thanks for the sweet comments everyone! So happy you like the rug! xx
Wow Erin, they are fantastic!!! Very stylish! What a fantastic room!!! Great. Would like to move in within a minute!
Have a happy happy time
Love the coral colors. So inviting. Was wondering if you have a guest room? If so, would you kindly share the bedroom & bathroom? We remodeling ours since it is waaayy outdated. I am looking for some ideas for paint colors, light fixtures, bathroom fixtures, etc… Can’t wait to see it. Thanks for sharing in advance. Jill
I love it Erin!!! It looks great
Everything looks so pretty together. –Hanna Lei
I like a bright and cheery place to eat (or for the whole house). And can I say that I just love the round sun spot on your floor from the window in the living room?! I grew up with a window that did that and loved playing in it. Kind of like my own little sun bubble. :)
Jill – I’ll share our guest room/bathroom at some point!
Leanne – LOVE that you noticed that! I love that sun spot too! It moves around the room throughout the day and always makes me happy. :) What a sweet memory. Thanks for sharing it with me!
I hate to ask this, but would you tell me where you found the Kitchen dining table? I have been eyeing the same base from Pier 1 but not sure I want a glass top! What is your source?
PS… Love your home!
Hi Mary! Thank you! The table is from Pottery Barn. It’s actually one of their outdoor tables but I love it indoors. It has a zinc top. Hope that helps!
Erin, I LOVE the light above the table!! Can you tell me where you found it?? I am doing a remodel and using your home for inspiration!!
Thank you so much Amy! That light is from Candelabra! It’s the Regina Andrew Brushed Nickel Pendant. Here is the link:
The rug shows terra as one of the color options. Is that different than the coral that you have? Thanks!
Hi Melanie! That isn’t the exact rug I have! My rug sold out a while back and that is the most similar rug I could find. It looks a bit more orange than coral. xo