Dining Room Chair Options

How is everyone doing after that long holiday weekend? Always hard to come back to work after vacay, isn’t it?! We had a wonderful weekend in Lake Geneva for a friend’s wedding. It was a gorgeous day & we had a blast dancing the night away.

But now it’s time to get back at it, and today we’re diving right into the dining room chair options for our home. Last we chatted, I had FINALLY committed to buying a dining room table for our home and we looked at a few contenders for the space. Thanks for all of your input on our choices. Here’s the one I ended up going with…Casey bought this beautiful marble table from Crate & Barrel - now she just needs to choose dining room chairs to go with it!

the marble one from Crate & Barrel. I secretly really wanted marble so we could brighten up the space a bit, and the sleek black legs really do go with anything. Plus, the table doesn’t remind Finn of TARS (if you’re looking for some background on that odd request, you’ll have to check out this post.) I’m so excited about this purchase and cannot wait to bring the entire look together!

Here's a close up look at Casey's new marble top table. I know marble can be a tad high-maintenance, but I bought a great marble sealer and I’ll be doing a full tutorial on that real soon. There’s no way I’m letting my new gorgeous table get stained or watermarked!

The new marble top table we chose for Casey's condo needs some chairs to go with it! Help us choose the dining room chair options!So with the table purchased, it’s time to think about the dining room chairs.

Dining Room Chair Must-Haves

  • Do not want all matching
  • Need seating for 6
  • Perhaps 4 matching & 2 matching? Or 4 matching chairs & a bench?
  • If we do upholstery, I prefer a gray to match the marbling in the table
  • Don’t want all upholstery (because that can get real pricey…real quick!)
  • Probably avoid wood since our kitchen & floors are very dark and heavy

Finn did request that the seats be comfortable and they must feel like they have “holding power.” I suppose just well-constructed seats that don’t look too cheap or flimsy would do the trick for him.

Our marble dining room table is lonely. We need to choose some chair friends for it!After looking at tons of options online and visiting a few local stores to do the “butt test” (basically just sitting and bouncing around…), I think I’ve narrowed down the contenders.

Dining Room Chair Options: Our modern choices for Casey's dining room.

1. West Elm Bench // 2. White CB2 Chair // 3. Black Wishbone Chair// 4.West Elm Gray Upholstered // 5. West Elm Gray & Black // 6.  White Bistro Chair // 7. White Overstock Chair // 8. Target Bench

I’m realllllly liking the gray upholstered chairs from West Elm (#5), but they’re pretty darn pricey. I’m guessing if I go with those, maybe I’ll only get 2 and then choose 4 other chairs to keep costs down? Some of the white ones might look good to brighten up the space, plus they’re budget-friendly. I do like the idea of a bench, but not sure if it will be annoying pulling it in and out? Guys, can you tell I’m bad at these decisions? I go back & forth, back & forth…the madness needs to end!

Casey's kitchen, including her new dining room table! Now we just need to choose the right chairs to go with it!All I know is that I don’t want my pretty new table to be solo for too long, so it’s time to make a decision and stick with it! Next time we chat about the dining room situation, I’ll have my chairs picked out and it will be time to talk about new bar stools (those brown ones have got to go!). The decor decisions don’t seem to end #sendhelp



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