Vintage Décor Extends Our Dining Room’s Vibrancy

by Landis Carey on May 20, 2011

In early May I was super stoked to come upon this vintage chair on Apartment Therapy’s New York Scavenger. We had been thinking about an upholstered chair for some time, but I hadn’t actively pursued it with so many other, more important, items on our house to-do list. And finding the perfectly colored vintage chair (for the right price) would have been unthinkable, right?

That’s precisely why I feel I won the vintage lottery by purchasing this little perfection from Home & Apartment by Marc. Not only is its scale right for our space (remember that much of the furniture manufactured today is scaled for the larger, builder-type home), but it also perfectly extends our Surf Blue-colored dining room’s vibrancy (pictured below) across the living room into the sun room.

The chair sits in eyeshot of our Surf Blue Dining Room and what it does, without being too bold, is tie the spaces together: it creates continuity by giving our dining room context and relation within the rest of our first floor.

Moral of this post: Not every room in your home needs a bold color scheme to be bold. Instead of each room having its own scheme, especially when they are in eyeshot of each other, extend the boldness of just one room throughout with décor accents, furniture and supporting wall color. As our vintage décor find did for our space, doing this will create continuity, extension and context. Pick one bold color you can’t live without and create supporting spaces that sing its backup.

(Images: Landis Carey)

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Sally Sherman May 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm

A good point about the colors being in eyeshot of each other to tie it all in, which for some reason — you are absolutely spot-on — does make for an overall more pleasing aesthetic. I like how the green in your great new (old) chair also matches the leaves on the trees outside your windows! Our MBR being painted a complimentary color this weekend that I am hoping will provide continuity and extension, to borrow your wording, with the walls that lead into the room.


Landis Carey May 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Oh, the leaves on the trees outside the window. I’m so thankful for them! I’m so glad they’re back. Happy painting!


Kayla @ Exquisite Banana May 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I LOVE the color of your dining room: that chair complements it perfectly.. By the way, featured you in my weekend blinks today…I am so happy to have discovered your beautiful blog!


Landis Carey May 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Oh my goodness, thank you so much, Kayla! What a nice Friday surprise! I’ve been keeping up with Exquisite Banana this week — so fun, and still thinking about your Vessels post. Have a wonderful weekend!


Lisa S. May 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

This is such a beautiful blog! I am so inspired. The vintage chair looks absolutely awesome in the space.


Landis Carey May 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Thank you so much for the kind words, Lisa!


Liz Stanley May 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Gorgeous! Also that blue color paint is perfection


Landis Carey May 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Aw, thanks, Liz!! So sweet to see you here! Hope you’re well!


Emily May 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm

You were so right for that purchase! Love it!


Landis Carey May 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Hey, thanks, lady! Happy weekend!


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