Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A New Cast of Characters



It's been awhile since I've shown you around the place.


 I thought I'd share some new additions or shall we say, "cast of characters" that have recently moved in and look like they are here to stay!


Back in October last year while visiting fellow blogger and fabulous friend, Andrea, The French Basketeer, in Laguna Beach, we happened to find a parking place directly in front of a wonderful consignment shop. 


Needless to say I had a hard time enjoying my breakfast at Zinc because all I could think about were these fabulous lucite shell back chairs I saw in the window! 


Fortunately for us we decided to drive our Volvo wagon down to Laguna instead of flying.  


We were not only able to negotiate a wonderful price of the set of 6 but my amazing hubby was able to fit them all in the back of our wagon along with our luggage and get them safely home.



It's been a bit of a process finding the perfect chairs for our ever evolving dining room.



In fact this is the 3rd set and is definitely the hands down winner!


Slowly but surely we began upgrading our original Thomasville Dining Room Set.


First it was the table which we replaced with our gorgeous McGuire bamboo glass top table.



Then came the buffet which we swapped out with this marble topped beauty we scored at a high end estate sale for a song on the last day.


But it was much tougher to find the right chairs to fit in with our upgraded dining room scheme.


I have to admit I had serious regrets when I sold the Thomasville chairs upon finding my ornate Pagoda chairs.


I tried to convince myself that they were fabulous and so much better than those traditional fruitwood chairs but in my gut I knew they were just TOO MUCH for my petite dining room and demanded TOO MUCH ATTENTION.


I held my breath all the way home from Laguna Beach hoping I had finally found the right set of chairs.


Even with their original upholstery we could see they were perfect!



 The best part is I had actually been saving a large bolt of vintage black Alpaca wool fabric for something special. It turned out to be perfect for replacing the very vibrant "Miami Beach" fabric that required immediate reupholstering.


The new chairs are quiet. They breathe.

 They don't add visual clutter.

They open up the room and add such elegance.

They are Lucite sculptures.

The third time was the charm!

Oh and guess what?

I just scored an unbelievable McGuire Dining Room Table/Conference Table this week from a gorgeous home in Pacific Heights in San Francisco.


It is available for purchase.


 Email me if you are interested and I will give you the details.



There is nothing more elegant and versatile than a McGuire Dining Room Table!



5 comments:

Karena Albert said...

Terri these shell chairs are stunning and with the black mohair fabric,perfection! ! I hope you can come to Andrea's in May as I will be there. You must! !
Xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Nancy said...

stunning! tell me about those corals on the buffet...i'm drooling!

Anonymous said...

The Lucite chairs are gorgeous! I love Lucite and these chairs are simply wonderful and perfect for your room.
Dianne

Kathysue said...

SCORE!! They ARE perfection, so Terri!!! Love the shell arrangement on the buffet. I always love your home, full of treasures, artfully displayed. So glad you found your perfect chairs,
xo Kathysue

French Basketeer.com said...

THE CHAIRS!!!! I have been waiting to see them all dressed up in your dining room...they look amazing!! I have been on instagram way too much cuz I'm just looking for a whole bunch of emojis to type in here hahaha....Love the chairs...they are perfect! Come back next month when Karena is here for our Bubblypalooza and let's see what else we can find...or Sunday we can go fleaing...