Help with contemporary white chairs 4 small kitchen please!
I have found so much inspiration on GW as I've worked on my kitchen remodel and know that you all are such a helpful bunch so really hoping you can help me before I go insane!
As long as it took us to finally make a decision on choosing our granite counter-top, then the backsplash.....I never in a million years expected finding dining chairs to be so difficult.
It probably wouldn't be so hard if we had an unlimited budget but unfortunately, that is not the case.
I'm set on white (off-white,or cream) chairs to go with the clean, contemporary look of the rest of our small, eat-in kitchen.
I found a set that I just loved for only $358 for a set of 4 (see photo). I just loved the open feel of the cut-out in the back and how they just seemed to visually keep that area from looking too closed in....Problem is, they just ended up being too big both for our small kitcen and for the 41" round table (a thrift store find that I still need to repaint but just love the look of).
As much as I hated to, I sent them back.
I then tried a whole different type and brought home one of the "Erland" chairs from Ikea to try. I really tried to love them and did kinda like the chair part but just couldn't learn to love the skinny chrome legs...The chome was fine, since it matched the middle of my table, but they were just too thin and looked "cheap".
(I realize that my budget is forcing me to go cheap, but don't want it look that way! ; )
Now it's back to the drawing board again am really hoping someone here has solved a similar problem.
The photo doesn't really show just how over-crowded the chairs make the kitchen look, or how far they have to stay pushed out from the table to fit but gives a good idea.
They were 38.5" tall x 18" wide x 24" deep so I need something smaller.
I'm guessing that I'll have to go with a regular Parsons chair (w/o the cut-out) and have found some with-in our budget (trying to stay around $75 a chair, but up to $100 for something we love)....but they all seem to be the same size as the chairs we sent back! UGhhh!
What I'd really like to find is a Low-back version of the parsons chair in a faux vinyl (no micro-fiber or fabric due to dog hair), but the one's that I've seen are soooo expensive! Smaller but more $$....it's crazy!
(I wanted to attach a photo of the rest of the kitchen but could only attach 1 for some reason....the white floor will be changing soon but we have dark cappicino lower cabinets with off-white uppers to match an off-white subway tile backsplash & New Romano granite)...I provided a link to show the "Erland" chair from Ikea if anyone is curious.
Please Help! I really need this part of the process over with so I can move on! The more photos, links and creative suggestions the better! Looking forward to your help!