Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Working on the Kitchen Dining Area: Kitchen Dining End Chairs

Our kitchen dining set with stained wood and upholstered leather chairs seemed blah, boring, one note...   

...too much brown.
To fix this, my thoughts were to add an area rug and get end chairs that are different. When I saw this wing back chair I thought a pair might be interesting as end chairs. I liked the lines and the height...  at 52 1/2" the chair is 4" taller than our current kitchen dining chairs.

 It was a nice chair, but it had too much brown, the color I wanted to avoid. After looking at various fabric and leather options, I ordered a  pair upholstered with hair on hide, shaved in a zebra-like pattern. I didn't go crazy with color, but went with a bold pattern. This is the hide sample:

After several weeks they arrived: 

The chairs have hair on hide, except for the seats and the arm rests, which are leather.  The same leather with nail head trim runs down the front of the wings and below the arms...
The white part of the hide is shorn hair and the dark part is shaved down to the hide. This close up of  kind of shows this:
 Side view...
Back view... 
The chairs at the kitchen table....

I am looking for an area rug and am still deciding whether I am going to keep the wing chairs at the table or not. A bonus of the chairs not actually being dining chairs is that I can use them elsewhere as occasional seating.

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