Industrial dining

Industrial dining

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With kitchen extension plans in the hands of the architect, we have been spending lots of our evenings talking about the décor of our new kitchen. While Adam gets excited by RSJ’S and exposed steels, I’m more about the aesthetics.

 We haven’t settled on a particular style for the new kitchen area yet but we know for sure that we will re-paint the kitchen cupboards from their current Manor House Grey by Farrow and Ball to something different, possibly green.

 What we do agree with is that it would be nice no have an area of exposed brick within the extension, which may come from adding brick slips but again, nothing is for sure yet. Our decorating process is very much thought through and considered. We never rush with these decisions.

 A trend we really like at the moment are the industrial look mixed with period features and colours. We currently have a farmhouse style dining table, which will be moved into the new extension space. It’s a pretty beat up table with lots of scrapes and cuts but that’s how we like it. We prefer friends to sit at the table and have a good drink and a laugh, sloshing their drinks about without a worry that the merriment is damaging the highly polished table surface! With two young children, roughed up furniture is much less stressful!

Around our dining table we currently have 3 rattan style chairs, two scoop back style chairs and a bench seat. We are now thinking that we would like to swap these out for something a little more modern with a scandi twist.

I’ve been compiling a list of chairs that I like for our new dining area and thought I would share my ideas incase you’re also on the hunt for something similar.

I love the curve of these chairs from Cult Furniture and that they would be easy to pull in and out from the table. The black leather pad looks comfortable and would be easy to keep clean with two young children. I also like the walnut finish and that the grain of the wood is visible.

There’s something really nostalgic about this style of chair from Barker & Stonehouse. I feel like it’s every maths teachers chair you ever had in high school. The ochre colour is something a little different but adds to the retro feel. These come in 6 interesting colour options.

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These Kathleen chairs from Wayfair remind me of the Stoke baby high chairs. I feel like the back rest should flip over and secure me in place whilst I eat my dinner!

I love the curved interesting shape and the faux leather pad and back rest soften the look. Sturdy looking and a shape that will always work regardless of decor changes in taste. These are also sold singularly, in two’s or a set of four.

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Oh I do love a hairpin leg! Also the combination of tan leather and black metal legs are always a winning combination. I also really love the rivet detail on the seat of these Kendal chairs from A dining seat with arms always adds a relaxed comfortable feel to the table and allows you to feel a little bit more secure after a few beers!


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