It's been a hunt. A long hunt, to find chairs for my front room that we redid last year. When we started the project I hadn't planned on adding the brick floors, which was a pretty big expense, not so much the materials, but the labor. After the floors, my budget for chairs was tiny. Most of the new chairs that I liked started in the $1500 price range and I needed two of them. Out of the question.
I've been searching and searching. I found many single chairs that I loved but finding a pair of chairs was rough. I found many chairs that were too small, more along the lines of large dining chairs or chairs that were too big. I tossed around the idea of small upholstered chairs but thought that after I added curtains that the room might have too much upholstery or soft goods for my taste. Wicker chairs were another option but I just couldn't find any that I liked.
On a whim yesterday I stopped by one of my favorite stores. It's like a flea market with individual sellers, but without flea market prices. Sounds funny, but I think it is cheaper than the Rose Bowl Flea. I found these blue and white chairs. They cost less than a shopping trip at Anthro...for the pair. They are chippy in all the right ways. The upholstery is ho-hum, but can easily be changed with a minimal amount of yardage.
Right now the chairs work great upholstered in the blue and white fabric. I still have my 4th of July pillows out and I think the chairs blend perfectly with the Americana action I've got going on in the room without being matchy.
Calico Corners sells a similar chair that I've coveted for the past decade and Layla Grayce also has similar chairs, but I couldn't handle the price tag for either.
I think the twins will blend perfectly into our family. I'm so glad I was patient and didn't rush out to buy something just to fill the space. It's taken over a year to find the right fit for the room and my budget, but it has been worth the wait.