Applied Design: Creating Unity Among Variety

The Room of the Week is actually a kitchen created for a showcase home, where each room is designed by a different interior designer(you can see the whole home here).  So, this room is created completely from scratch.  And since everything is brand new I love the way the worn table and chairs bring a sense of history to the room.  Using a variety of vintage chairs is a great way to bring a sense of easiness to the room.  But, the variety doesn’t feel disheveled because they are unified by color (the wood is all the same color) and scale (they are roughly the same height and petite width).

You could replicate this look for your own casual dining room using older vintage chairs gathered from thrift or antique stores, garage sales or Craigslist or by purchasing a variety of new chairs…either way just make sure they are pretty close to the same height and similarly colored (paint solves a lot of problems!).  Here are just a few ideas to inspire you:

size-and-scale-unite-variety copySOURCES: Walnut Wood Chairs: 1 | 2 | 3, Black Chairs: 1 | 2 | 3, Orange Chairs: 1 | 2 | 3

What do you think…like the mismatched chairs for a casual dining space?

p.s. – here is another post I wrote about unity & variety if you would like to explore a little further…

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