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Sitting Pretty: Stock Up on Premium Dining Chairs

Give your guests the best seats in the house with high-quality dining chairs. This essential piece of dining furniture is critical to ensuring comfort and support during meal times. When choosing dining chairs for your gathering space, keep these key considerations in mind:

  • Traditional dining chairs are perfect for a formal dining room, but don’t assume everything has to match. Surrounding your dining table with different chair styles-some oak, some metal, some dark, some light-can create a charmingly eclectic effect. Just be sure the chairs are all the same seat height to keep guests on an even keel.

  • Get the height right. As a general rule of thumb, you should have at least a foot of space to spare between the seat and the top of the table. Standard dining chairs are usually between 18”-19”, while a typical dining table is 29”-30”.

  • Choose a dining table first. This makes it much easier to determine how high the chairs will need to be and what style will look best.

  • Consider function, then looks. Cutting-edge, contemporary styles and designer modern chairs are growing in popularity for modern kitchens, but make sure they’re as sturdy as they are snazzy. A well-built dining chair should offer heft and stability, with steady, non-wobbling legs.

  • Arms or not? This choice is based purely on personal preference. Some dining chairs are designed with armrests, while “side chairs” have no arms.

  • Need an extra layer of comfort? Upholstered chairs cradle you and your guests with cushioned padding, encouraging you to linger long after the last plates have been cleared.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

About Supernatural Casual Chairs

Designer products are much sought after and sometimes pricey, but modern chairs by well-known designers often combine great style and surprisingly affordable prices. Casual chairs like the Supernatural by Ross Lovegrove are designed using new processes and the latest materials to fit the human form with very organic lines.

the Supernatural by Ross Lovegrove

The Supernatural, as in super natural design, is made in Italy of fiberglass reinforced polypropylene and comes in lots of stylish colors like the lime green we're showing. You can also choose from a solid back or one with large perforations like this one. The chairs are stackable and meant to be used inside or out.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Causual Dining Chairs with a Plantation Feel


Evoking visions of warm island breezes and colorful sunsets over the ocean, the Bahama Breeze Side Dining Chair offers a beautiful option if you're looking to buy new casual dining chairs. This piece is one of the many designer modern dining chairs available at StylePath.

These chairs would work well with many table styles and can be easily customized since the white cushions are just begging to be covered in your own fabric to tie them into your existing décor. Need more seating? The Bahama Breeze Collection also includes a matching arm dining chair, plus bar and counter stools.

Bahama Breeze Side Dining Chair

With its thick comfy seat cushion and sculptural woven back, this chair may just cause you to linger a bit longer at the dining table.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Formal Traditional Dining Chairs: Crossroads Rosa


Oval Interlace Dining Chair in Crossroads RosaNothing says "the holidays" like a huge dining table loaded with food and surrounded by formal traditional dining chairs or handmade dining chairs. Sure a holiday celebration of food is a great time no matter the dining room style, but there is just something extra special about a traditional room at Thanksgiving.

We found this striking hand-carved Oval Interlace Dining Chair in a vintage distressed finish called Crossroads Rosa. A grouping of them would certainly make a dramatic statement around any holiday table. With all the elegance of old world charm, these chairs also feature beautiful hand-carved legs and coarse weave silk-screened botanical print seat cushions. The antique finish is distressed to give an extremely weathered look.

These chairs would be especially beautiful accompanied by a round wood pedestal or oval double pedestal table. Adding a coordinating console table or sideboard for serving desserts at a holiday dinner would be a great finishing touch.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Foster + Partners Simple Modern Dining Chairs


Emeco 20-06 Stacking Chair London-based architect firm Foster + Partners, had a revelation to create a subtle all aluminum chair suitable for inclusion in their world class interiors. Simple modern dining chairs such as this were not available at the time among the many designer modern dining chairs on the market. So they set about to remedy this.

The objective: The chair’s design had to be low-key enough not to compete with the interiors it was placed in; be stackable to ten-high; be made from recycled materials; be super strong; light weight; fireproof; and comfortable.

The solution: Foster + Partners designed the chair with all the features they were looking for and worked with Emeco, builders of great chairs since 1944, to produce the chair.

The result: The Emeco 20-06 Stacking Chair made of brushed recycled aluminum king-sized and equipped with a stacking base.

The consensus: Very cool, classic and subtle enough to blend with most contemporary, modern and eclectic interiors.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Finds: Colorful Dining Room

Our Product Manager Susi Prescott has done it yet again! She came up with a terrific collection of beautiful furniture and home decor finds you can buy together this time to create a brilliantly colorful dining room. Take a look at what she chose for you...This is going to be one gorgeous dining room!

Josephine Round Blue Venetian Mirror

The Josephine Round Blue Venetian Mirror is a stunning example of 16th and 17th century design with its hand-cut beveled glass and bold peacock blue detailing. 


Bird in Orange Needlepoint Side Chairs in Antique White Wood

These Pheasant and Orange Needlepoint upholstered side chairs with an antique white hardwood frame covered in pure wool fabric come as a pair but you'll need four to accommodate the Palma table below.

Palma Round Dining Table

The incredible Palma Round Dining Table is crafted from solid rubber wood in a rich sienna finish and accented by bold stacked circles at its base.

Monty Opal ADA Wall Sconce

Monty Opal ADA Wall Sconce would add lovely illumination to an intimate dinner party for two.

Vogue Console Table/Bar

The Vogue Console Table/Bar adds a chic and elegant touch with a modern twist to our dining room. Use it for a bar or for a buffet table when not in use decorate with the lovely Urchin Tangerine Bowl.

Urchin Tangerine Bowl
Urchin Tangerine Serving Bowl would look lovely on the console table or in the center of the dining table.


Reed Large Chandelier Polished Silver

The Reed Polished Silver Large Chandelier will be stunning placed above the Palma dining table it is subtle enough to let the pheasant upholstered chairs take their place in the spotlight.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Funkier than Funky Dining Chairs For Fun

These ultra modern funky dining chairs really are show stoppers with their black vinyl tuxedo design and chrome legs. The contoured back and well-padded seat will give you hours of comfort during long dinners with friends or playing Jinga into the wee hours of the morning. You can’t beat the price at $228.14 for a set of four!  Pair them with an all white rectangular table for a really dressed up look.

Walker Edison Tuxedo Chair

                Walker Edison Tuxedo Chair


This funkier than funky dining chair is named a Cradle Chair but it seems a "ghost chair" is more befitting. Made from clear acrylic, it has 50s inspired retro chrome legs and seat supports.  It will look great around a solid black or chrome table accented with a bright red or yellow.

LumiSource Cradle Chair

                       LumiSource Cradle Chair

Monday, July 26, 2010

Karim Rashid Butterfly Chair

Karim RashidThere is no doubt Egyptian-born, globally-trained designer Karim Rashid is trending volcanic right now in the design world. His designs are fun, feisty and rare gems. His self-proclaimed style—“sensual minimalism” or “sensualism” as he tells in a Proust-style interview. Rashid accomplishments are so vast, we won’t begin to list them here, albeit he has seen and done it all. He even published a book entitled, Karim Rashid I Want to Change the World published by Thames and Hudson, 2001. (Photo Credit)

If you are the life of the party, people immediately befriend you wherever you go and you love color and lots of it, then Rashid’s style could be your own. He uses every color from the rainbow and some he has even created himself. Anyone that can wear a cotton candy pink suit and manage to look delicious and dashing at the same time has it going on in more ways than one. His designs have his personality written all over them. His penchant and talent for design is far reaching outside of his interior design spaces, he has his own lines of house wares, lighting, packaging, art, fashion, branding and logos, surfaces, fabrics, and furniture.

Everything he touches leaves a trail of vibrant color and shapes and curves that literally dance before your eyes in the most delightful way.  Smashing hues of pink, purple, blue, green, red and more cover everything from sofas to hangers.

In honor of Rashid’s design genius, we’re excited to offer one of his brilliant designs…the Karim Rashid ButterflyChair in a bold turquoise hue, chrome steel frame and Italian design. This designer chair would make a perfect armless dining chair to accompany one of Rashid’s exuberant tables. If you can relate to this elegant seating then you may have just found the entry to your own StylePath. For more information about Karim Rashid and his world view his presspak.

Karim Rashid Butterfly Chair

The Karim Rashid Butterfly Chair. This designer chair is made for Magis.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Classic Panton Chair

You avoid the beaten path at all costs, you think outside the box (you hate the phrase), and you continually fight for your right to be funky. If this sounds like you, then Verner Panton surely must have had you in mind when he designed the limited edition Panton chair.

Panton, touted as one of Denmark’s most influential 20th century interior and furniture designers, is best known for his Panton chair design. Reinvented in a new color every year since 1967, this award-winning chair has seen the inside of many museums, famous homes and unexpected places like Bohemia’s St. Bartholomew's Church designed by QUBUS. (Sorry, the cross design isn’t available to the public.) Church Interior

The Panton, molded out of a solid piece of fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene, is manufactured by Vitra of Germany. This chair may be a piece of art, but its naturally flowing curves and flexible nature make an "oh, so comfortable" place to rest.

Make a strong design statement or add a splash of color (retro pink and light blue were 2007’s color offerings) to your dining room by pairing four or more with a bent glass table. Equally suited for outdoor use, the Panton can take a beating due to its UV and weather-proof shell which contains additives to prevent fading.

Due to the Panton’s limited edition status, supplies are, you guessed it, limited. The $260 price tag makes it a steal. It’s exclusively available through Hive.

Panton Chair

2007 Panton Chair in Light Blue

Friday, June 18, 2010

One Table—Three Styles

We offer up one beautifully designed table and three ways to achieve your respective style. Whether you like to keep it sleekly modern, decisively contemporary, or straight up traditional, these looks will answer your style calling.

Gina Table

The Table
Bellacor’s Gina table offers neutral styling and the beauty of solid hardwoods and ash veneer in a Java finish. We chose this table because it has subtle lines and style that can lend itself well to most any interior décor. Its timeless design can even weather the winds of a style crisis, if you decide to go from say modern to traditional mid-life.

Dragones Chairs

Style One
Ultra modern and super sleek this set of 4 Dragones chairs are sure to woo you and the Gina table alike. Made of a chrome base and bent plywood veneer in a wenge finish, the set is available for an unbelievable $218.00 price tag.

Wooly Zebra Chair

Style Two
123 Creations will take you for a walk on the wild side with this pair of wooly Zebra chairs in brown needlepoint and white washed hardwood. Take two for an intimate couples dining area at the Gina table or take four for a group function. Either way it’s contemporary and fun.

Powell Parsons Chair

Style Three
For proverbial traditional styling, parsons chairs are a must. Powell created these handsome camel back chairs with small nailhead trim for maximum comfort. Situate four of them in Paisley Chenille with the Gina table for hours of enjoyment dining and discussing the arts and how to solve the world’s problems.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I Love Rock and Rock

You know who you are. You got the punk cut before it was popular, spent long hours playing your air guitar and dreamed about the guy by the recordDiva Dining Table machine. Relive the moment once again by releasing your inner Joan Jett with this powder-coated heavy metal and glass dining table and chairs from Dining Rooms Direct.

Sassy, chic and under a $1000 bucks, the Diva Contemporary Dining Table will be sure to dazzle. Its glass top construction and intersecting beam base and angled chair back design shake it up in all the right places and make this a great choice if you had a glass dining table in mind.


Perfect Companion
You won’t have to bang your head trying to figure out what to put with your new heavy metal dining set, this Dublin sideboard is perfect! Black glass and stainless steel combine to create a seamless look for your dining space. It might change your tune
just a bit. After all, Dublin is the home of the U2 boys.

Dublin  Sideboard




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