We are hard at work on decorative. Lighting is just about done. We are starting with decor. There’s a long list of needs with a lot to do. It sounds like we have a lot of time, but with install set for the beginning of December, it’s only 4 1/2 months. Most items take 2-3 months, so decisions must get made soon.
Maddy and I met last week and discussed barstools. In the kitchen, we are doing a built-in banquette with chairs around one side of the table. Around the island, we need barstools that somehow coordinate. This has become a design challenge.
These is the light fixture and these are the chairs — beloved antique pieces.
So the question becomes: what to put with the existing decor. It’s a common question, but the more items that are chosen, the harder it becomes. The tiles and cabinets are also chosen. The tiles are a lovely light olive stone with decorative tiles as borders and accents.
On top of all of this, we have a dimension issue. Maddy wants 4 chairs on the island, which means they can only be 18″ wide.
It’s getting more and more challenging by the minute.
This month’s House Beautiful arrived at my door with the answer on the cover: French bistro chairs! A little internet research and a few minutes later I had some ideas to email Maddy. Good news: she loves the idea. I think it’s going to work really well. Maddy likes the idea of no fabric for easy clean up. Here are some chairs are considering.
Cast your votes. Would love to know what you think.