6.05.2009

class is in session

I am currently having a phase where I just love vintage school style chairs used in interiors, whether they really are old classroom chairs or the classic eames molded plywood chairs. They just add such a wonderful casual, retro and slightly nostalgic feel to a space.





(via elle decor, design*sponge,maura mcevoy, marimekko, joe schmelzer, flickr)

25 comments:

Rachel said...

My dining chairs look like the ones in photo #3.. I love them!

down and out chic said...

i love this look as well. great photos and happy weekend to you blair!

Nicole Marie said...

yes they do! so cute!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

the first kitchen is absolutely dreamy!

PS~Erin said...

Ooh, I'm loving it too. And that table cloth and that half door... What are they called, dutch doors, or something?

Hey, I tried to mail you your gc with the address I had from Tonya's giveaway a while ago and it got returned. Email me your address and I'll resend: perfectsentiment (at) gmail (dot) com.

Happy Weekend!

Couture Carrie said...

What a fabulous series of pic, B! Some of those chairs bring me back to middle school! And I love the space in the last photo ~ the half door is awesome!

xoxox,
CC

Chrissy said...

I agree, I like the first two photos.. The table in the kitchen is awesome, love the legs and to have rollers on that chair, how cool to sit and move from table to sink!..

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

love all these rooms!!

Kristin Hughes Photography said...

Any suggestions of where I can find the chairs in photo #3 (reasonably priced!)??

Blair said...

Unfortunately the real one are quite pricy-http://www.dwr.com/product/furniture/dining/chairs/series-7-chair-beech.do?sortby=ourPicks

The closest similar and much cheaper version are these from Ikea:http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60059441

I will do some more sleuthing this afternoon!

Kristin said...

Love that tablecloth. So fun and funky!

Tiina of LiviaConcept said...

i like them too, but i'm filling my home with even older pieces of furniture. i regularly visit a really nice vintage store (huge) in stockholm, and they sell barock chairs and everything else for no money at all... i've bought some coffee tables and re-painted them. lovely and much fun! have a nice wkd!

Federica said...

Those chairs are very beautiful! Love the last picture!

Have a wonderful weekend!

You Are My Fave said...

Once again, another beautifully compiled post. I love these chairs.

Rachel Follett said...

You found so many great interiors that reflect that old school chair feel. I love that first one!

Georgia B. said...

i've always loved this type of chair, too. i'll see one in a church or school or office or second-hand store . . . and i'll comment about how neat they are. then i just get a strange look from the hubby. :) he just doesn't get it. but i think if he saw these ultra cool spaces, he would rethink it!

oh, braaaaaac . . . come look at thiiiiiiis. :)

Callie Grayson said...

so love that last image!!! fantastic kitchen, with that pop of orange on the small pitcher and bowl the white cabinets and the warm woods. Just love!!

TheBeautyFile said...

i totally love the last two pics...just feels like a lot has happened there! have a lovely weekend!

Erin said...

I just screamed on the inside of my head "oh my god I need that table cloth" . . . then I scrolled and saw that it was Marimekko and everything made sense. I think I'm just going to move to Finland and get a job at their flagship . . . oh god I love their stuff

The Haute-Shopper said...

Wow, that does remind me of school! But I agree how chairs like that give such a relaxed retro vibe. My favorites are the one in the second pic!

TERI REES WANG said...

I love those metal leg chairs but, my soft pine wood floors do not!
...beware the wood floors.

Beach Vintage said...

I love this look. Its hard to find vintage school chairs, but when you can, they just work with anything. Love them.

wunderbug said...

these so absolutely kick ass!

Two Tall Girls said...

Me too but I thinks it's gone past a stage and turned into an addiction. I am looking for some for my backyard table. They'll look great and I'll be able to stack them in a corner when winter rain come.

A Life More Fabulous said...

What an amazing collection Blair! - makes me want to go and raid a schoolhouse :)