|Another question about decorating our vacation house... |
The kitchen was opened up and shares space with two areas that make an upside down L basically---
one for dining and one for seating--
we have 4 swivel/glider chairs in circle around a light rattan ottoman in the seating area--in sort of soft yellow slub silk material--but polyester--and I guess they are more formal looking than beachy/cottage-y...but they are very comfortable
the flooring is dark engineered wood in what I think is cherry-- darker than cherry cabinets in kitchen area- but reddish tones with some lighter strands that include some yellow tones...
We wanted glass top table and low back chairs--but not a center support
FInally found the one in the link and had to order sight unseen since could not find store in Dallas or Sarasota area that carried it...
we want chairs only 30 inches high or so--to keep lower profile
Anyone have other suggestion?
Was considering some of the wire Bertoia-look alike chairs in white as well but don't know how some of the less expensive knockoffs would hold up
Here is a link that might be useful: Expanding glass top table
|I specified Bertoia chairs for a project and without cushions, they were pretty uncomfortable. They would also put my legs to sleep because they cut off the circulation. When the client moved she happily sold the chairs to the new owner. They looked great but comfort was an issue.|
|May not work for you at all but I had a friend who had a glass table AND a glass sofa table that matched. When she needed more dining space she put the glass sofa table at the end of her glass dining table, put a table cloth on and it was a table for more....worked good for her. As for chairs...with the table you pictured some kind of wood chairs to match the legs would be good IMHO|
|The problem with most of the Bertoia knock-offs (and you can see the difference when you look closely) is that the front edge of the real ones slopes downward ever so slightly. The knock-offs don't, which makes them significantly less comfortable than the real ones. |
That front edge can be unpleasant behind the knees after a pretty short while. And although cushions help, the shape of the them has to extend over the edge, which also doesn't look right.
And the knock-offs often are flimsy, whereas the originals are sturdy steel.
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