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May 19, 2011 / clinerose

Bistro Chairs.

After seeing the cover of the May issue of House Beautiful, I can’t seem to get enough of French bistro chairs. This image, combined with the fact that David and I are thinking about spending a day or two in Paris while we are in Europe, makes me think of drinking coffee and eating macaroons in a French cafe (wearing stripes and a beret). Of course the bistro chairs used in their original state, along the streets of Paris, are quite fabulous but I also love seeing them indoors in these kitchens.

On a side note, this kitchen might be the prettiest kitchen I ever did see:

2 BP blog bistro bar chair against black island and pendant lights

House Beautiful turquoise chairs and banquette may cover  Elle decor black and tan bar stools in white kitchen

White kitchen with eat in dining space and bistro chairs

maison gatti bistro chairs farm 6 static flickr

The use of raw rattan, mixed with sharp colors, create such beautiful and interesting patterns on the backs and seats of the chairs. I think the bistro chairs are also mighty cool as bar stools. Most kitchen surfaces are hard (cabinets, counters, appliances, hardware) so I love the idea of using these barstools to bring in an additional layer of texture and color. Tres chic.

Photo credits: Lonny Mag, House BeautifulElle Decor, Architectural DigestFarm6.Static (and other info on this picture?)

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