Friday, January 7, 2011

Bloggers... I need design advice!!

TL and I are in a little dilemma, we can't decide which chairs we want to eventually put in a sitting are in our house, or if we should at all.  After a few hours of searching, sitting, and debating... we have finally decided on one type of chair we hope to get soon (although, I am also going to show you the one I like, tell me what you think).  We can't figure out what color!!
Here are some pictures of our family room/dining room so you can get an idea of the surroundings: (please excuse the bareness of it, I'm still trying to figure out the decorating!)

{The colors are neutral and pretty natural.  The walls are a yellowish-khaki color, and all the molding is white.  We have some yellows and a few greens to bring in a little color, but it's all in the few accessories.}

 See the big open space in front of the window... that's where we want the two chairs.
Colors in dining room - all pretty neutral - but more beige. 
Here's a picture during the day so you can see the true color with out the flash. (This was move in day pre furniture)
The chairs would have about 8-10 feet of space.

What do you think would look good:
{Chair One}
These chairs would go to the top of the white squares in the window - they aren't as tall as they look.
in what color??
 Ivory
Harbor Blue
Washed Metal Grey
Ember

Or This: {TL hates these chairs - says we should live in a medieval castle}
{but with white wood or black wood??}
They are a little shorter, but almost same height as chair one.
In which color?
More khaki
 Metal Grey
 Funky pattern
Stone blue/grey

TL says he likes the idea of the top chair in a brown leather.
We want to put two together with a small table in the middle of them.

Chair one, chair two, which color, no chair at all??
Or do you have a better idea of what to put there??

I swear I will post the final product, if we ever do it. :)

Thank you!!

30 comments:

~Macs Girl~ said...

I'm not much help..but I like both chairs in the gray colors (see no help at all lol)

Adrienne Gomer said...

Get one of each type of chair! Haha. Maybe as a compromise, get the chair he likes but you pick the color? Please not brown leather, lol. The table thing is a good idea, maybe a round one?

Jess said...

I love the harbor blue that looks like a bold steel blue/grey color I am thinking it would really POP (I watch too much HGTV haha) with your walls and the white trim and the hardwood!! You have a lot of lighter colors so it might help everything come together!

ALSO HAVE to comment on the lantern center pieces on your dining table!! LOOOVE that idea!!
Your house is gorgeous Tracy!!! It would be funnnn to decorate!! If you dont want too I will hahaha

Lindsey said...

Beautiful home!!! I personally like neutral colors and then accent color with pillows, rugs, art, ect. I love the style of chairs, I say grey or ember! Gray would go with everything and any colors you want to ad down the road, but the ember sure is pretty!!

Hard to tell you which chair pattern I like, because I like them ALL!! Probably go with the solids though, that's just me. You could always put a funky patter accent pillow in the chair if you wanted to! =)

Let us know what you decide!!

Marian said...

I love both chairs...and pictures may be deceiving...but the second chair (if you are putting two) looks like it may fit better with the window size wise. You wouldn't want it too look like there is too much...though like I said, pictures are sometimes deceiving and the chair 1 could be the same size as chair 2. In regards to color, maybe go with something that will give it a little pop...like the Harbor Blue or Ember...though to be honest, I'm no interior designer:) Good luck!! Can't wait to see what you decide

Candice Pair said...

Second chair in either the funky pattern or the grayish/blue color! love it!

Jessica said...

Chair one in Ember!! It would compliment the color of your walls. Either that or the blue for a pop. :)

Sarah said...

I like chair one in metal grey.. I love that window too.... Do you live surrounded by woods or acres of land? your so lucky to not have to put up blinds and things I love the natural look but my neighbors are so close I could stick my hand out the window and touch the next bulding

Jenni said...

Chair 1 in Ember! It would compliment the room, but not overpower it. Plus TL likes the style best, and in the living room every piece should be a reflection of both people :) I so no to leather though...Its not as warm and cuddly, and these chairs look like great ones to curl up and read a book in :)

Fit With Flash said...

Chair One - grey or ember! you need a little color

Jen said...

Chair one in ember or chair two in "funky" - either would bring a nice pop to that area! Lovely home <3

Jocelyn said...

Chair One in Grey -- they are super traditional and will always be in style. You can always get them recovered later down the road if your wall color or taste change.

Where are they from? Love both of them!!!!

Lori said...

Well I will start out with a disclaimer that I am not a decorator!! lol I like the wing chairs in a pop of color ~ I like the ember or the harbor blue ~ and go for 2 if that is the way you go. Personally I would look for a chaise with some fun cushions and a little side table ~ add a throw and it would be a perfect little reading nook. Have fun with it Tracy and I cannot wait to see what you do. xo

Leslee said...

I too will preface with, I am NO designer but having said that...

I like chair one in Ember.... I an't really tell but I think I see some cherrywood and think the ember would bring in a bit of color!

I would love to see you your home sometime :-)

Amanda Lynn said...

Hi Trace! Your home is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE it it feels so warm and comfortable. So unanimous decision here is the wing chairs are a better fit for the space, my mom and I both LOVE the wood framed french chairs, but feel the wing chairs are much more inviting to sit in. Personally I would pick the Ember color just to add a punch to room...

Allison said...

Chair one in the gunmetal.

chelsea said...

omg they're all great options...I love the ember color for the top selection, or the last chair in the slate gray:)

Natasha said...

def check out some of the fun chairs at ballard--you can pick out the fabric (i'm thinking a subtle print with fun accent pillows) and i think that would offer a fun color splash since you said a lot of the room is neutral--you'll pick something GREAT i am sure sweetie =)

MJ said...

I'm loving these chairs!! I think that if he's not too into the second chair the first is a good compromise. I love the metal gray color or even the neutral patters like in the second chair. Can't wait to see what you pick!!

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Jenni said...

Just stumbled in and figured I'd give my two cents. :) I adore the first chair in Harbor Blue and think it would look fab there by the window! Two of that type might be too much though. How about just one of the harbor blue chairs with an ottoman and a floor lamp and side table? It could be a little cozy reading spot! :)

Nancy said...

Hi Tracy, I think it would look good with a console table or a rectangular, length wide book shelf behind the sofa. Just to make a separation between the living room and the dinning. And two chairs and a round coffee table against the big window for reading time. As for the color of the chairs, maybe a khaki color to kinda match the sofa and the walls. Don’t know if that helps? 

Kara said...

Way cute! I vote Chair #1 in Ember or Chair #2 in the funky pattern!! And you have great decorating skills! :)

CAC muffin said...

i vote chair one washed metal grey :) not too much not too little its just right!

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh trac i'm obsessed with your couch! i want to dive into it right now!

Tay Talk said...

I think I am with TL-- I like the brown leather. But gosh...I like the Ember too for a pop of color!

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Jayme said...

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OceanDreams said...

hey love, i think because your home is mainly in neutrals (which is lovely by the way!) you need a splash of color, so i would go with the blue chair or the patterned one. i would just make sure you pull whatever color you choose into maybe a pillow or small accessory near by, that way your pop of color (if you choose that) won't be random, you know? please let us know what you decide, looks exciting and your house is gorgeous!

Jax said...

Things I am bad at: decorating. My friend and I joke about how somehow the girl-decorating gene didnt get passed to us! LOL! :) Soooo yeah. I really do like both chairs. And I'm a big fan of grey and yellow...and since your wall is kindayellowish maybe grey? I'm so bad at this! LOL! I actually asked for teh Domino Decorating book for Christmas. I love it b/c it helps me solve these dilemmas! If you're looking for a book on decorating, highly recommend!! :)

marble top table said...

Second chair in either the funky pattern or the grayish/blue color! love it!