I was supposed to have put together a room featuring pieces from the mid-century modern collection at Chairish.
Instead. I got so caught up in all the unique and unusual things that I just went off and created something totally off the wall.
Since it is poor etiquette in blogland to remove posts once they're published, I figured I'd just do another.
So, a dining room.
For rooms to be successful, there needs to be just the right balance of contrast and unity to create a harmonious whole.
What's "just right"? Well, that is a matter of personal taste. I happen to like a lot of contrast.
with its white top, sides and base (with hairpin legs) and natural wood front delivers soft colour contrast.
A white Saarinen tulip table harmonizes with the white of the credenza but contrasts with it in shape and line:
Now, almost any chair at all would look good with the tulip table. It is iconic of mid-century design for a reason.
I picked these chairs just because I liked them. They are light and delicate.
I love this light fixture. It looks so modern.
It's sort of spiderish--but charming, too. More Charlotte than Shelob. I love the bell shaped "shades."
We need just one more major thing to finish this room off properly.
I decided to inject a whole lot of fun colour with this 6x9 kilim. By rights we should have one that's more square, but the vibrant colours are impossible to pass up.
These pink and grey diamond lamps would be perfect on the credenza. They are nearly three feet high. Outrageous.
Put it in a large frame, and this page (17" x 22") from a children's book would be a lovely unexpected touch of whimsy in between the lamps.
I don't know about you, but what would you bet that's Spot curled upon the floor of that car?
A nice little collection of German bisque porcelain would finish off the Saarinen table:
I would enjoy sitting and chatting in this dining room, I think. Would you?