Friday, July 26, 2013

Mixing and matching chairs

Mix and matching chairs is a great way to create a space with more personality. Your reasons for mixing and matching could be to save money (you can only afford one or two of a certain chair you love), availability (the chair is an antique and you only found 1), or visual interest (you think matching chairs are a snorefest). What ever your reasons, a few guidelines can keep your space looking chic.

Color Consistency: Paint your chairs the same color, or use the same fabric on the upholstery.  This will create a cohesive thread throughout your chair set.
via Houzz via SF Girl By Bay

Make your intentions clear:
Make it obvious you intended the mixed look.  Choosing chairs from different eras, like the traditional chairs with the ghost chairs, it a great way to mix with intent.
via Houzz

Two examples 

Finding the right combination can sometimes be tough if you can't see the big picture. A great way to start is to decide on a color palette, prints, and foundation pieces you love. For example if you are going to do a living room and office combined, you can use neutrals with an accent color (in this case, lavender), and use it in your living room as and accent and then your office chairs!
via The Lennox

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Going with a different shape for the office chair but in the accent color- this swivel chair can make a statement without feeling like it doesn't fit in with the rest of the space.  Color is the connecting thread here.
via Pinterest

If you are going with a fun statement chairs, finding complimentary pieces might seem harder to pick out, but using the rest of this room's decor, an aqua desk chair might be the perfect mix match.

via Wisteria

via Houzz

You can look at Homebase's chair range for ideas to mix and match your own furniture!

Have you ever tried mixing and matching chairs?

This post is sponsored by, but all words and opinions are my own.

Ten Perfect Summer Drinks

 blueberry lemon fizz / lavender french 75 / watermelon mojito

clementine & red wine spritzers / mint cucumber & lime crush / blackberry meyer lemon gin tonics

 apple & elderflower fizziced chamomile sun tealemonade with orange blossom water /

and finally this vermontucky lemonade by the fabulous Deb Perelman from Smitten Kitchen

I'm definitely going to be trying some of these, so many delicious berries everywhere right now....
and with the weather so hot in London, these summery drinks are perfect - and a great way of getting your children to consume lots of fruit (not the alcoholic ones obviously!)

My new favourite food blog Spoon Fork Bacon has some great suggestions for drinks &
delicious fruit ice cubes....

Which one of the above would you choose?
(recipe links available under each image)

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