You guys, I am so excited about this post! I love Chairish and I sometimes spend hours perusing their site for hot ticket vintage items! When they reached out and asked how I would mix & match my dining chairs, I was totally on board.
What I love about mixing and matching is the absolute ease of it all. When you spend these next few weekends rummaging through old crap at garage or estate sales, I promise you will rarely find a set of dining chairs. It’s unsettling…how the hell does that even happen?! I’ve learned to embrace this and find ways around it, especially if I see a one off chair I can’t live without! There are a few things to keep in mind when searching for pieces and it’s important because otherwise you will wake up and realize your home looks like your own personal garage sale. (That kind of happened to me once or twice, and it’s extra obvious when you live in a tiny place!)
KNOW YOUR COLOR PALETTE – This is how I fail when finding vintage items. I tend to gravitate towards colors and pieces I really like, but when I bring them home they just don’t fit. I recently went to Lowe’s and picked out lots of paint chips and narrowed down the colors I like and work well together. Keep them on you too if you go shopping, it tends to keep your checkbook at tucked away. ;)
WHEN IN DOUBT KEEP IT NEUTRAL – I love bright colors and lots of textures, but sometimes it can be too much. When looking for dining chairs to mix and you are unsure on color choices, try and keep your dining space neutral. This will allow you to choose some great colors for your chairs without worrying too much how they will look in your home. It also helps when you want to change out furniture down the road or add pops of color.
KEEP THE SAME STYLE, CHANGE THE COLOR UP – If mixing isn’t quite your thing, you can still have fun with color! Lots of chairs come in different colors or similar styles. Pick a few and you will elevate your look for sure!
I love Mid-Century Modern. When I go out to estate sales or garage sales, I will usually hit up ones that specifically say “retro” or “mod.” I have never come across a pair of Eames chairs, just one off ones. Sure, I can find some on craigslist that are overpriced 75% of the time or I can buy knockoffs online. I just really enjoy finding them at sales because you can haggle, ha! Any who, I find that the Eames chairs are some of my favorite ones to mix ‘n’ match! They always look so good together no matter what color they are. I found so many lovely ones on Chairish, plus actual sets of dining chairs! They are such a great resource for all furniture too.
I put together the mood board below using chairs from their collection, plus one of their rugs. I have a pretty eclectic modern style, and I seem to be gravitating towards blues and ocean feels lately…I really miss California, you guys! You can also assume the dining space would be painted white, with subtle pops of blue and gold. Gotta have that gold! I included all sources below!
01. Vertex Chandelier by Lucent Light Shop // 02. Shark, Periscope Vase, Cubes from CB2 // 03. Maroubra Bay Swimmers by Gray Malin // 04. Eames Chair from Chairish // 05. Savannah Dining Table from One King’s Lane // 06. Eames Chair from Chairish // 07. More Chairs from Chairish! // 08. Rug from Chairish // 09. This Magic Moment from Society6 // 10. Cactus from Society6 // 11. Seaside from Minted // 12. Bar Cart from Target
So what do you think? Would you mix ‘n’ match?!