Wednesday, November 5, 2008

via Notebook Magazine
I've been trying to decide on dining room chairs for ages - these Tolix chairs are one of the favourites and so practical for the boys (I don't think they could wreck them). For some reason I find it difficult to make these decisions for my own home - its so much easier to decide for other people! It's to go with a white French table - opinions please!!!

21 comments:

Ann said...

True...it looks like they're indestructible. But I find them a little cold. But you can still probably do something with them to make them warm looking for your dining room.

Catherine said...

I personally like the look of them, and they'd wipe down well.

They do look very boy proof...however would the floor hold up to them in the hands of boys?

davo said...

I have the tolix stools at my kitchen bench- they not only look beautiful but they are so practical. The greeny-grey of the steel looks gorgeous against the painted white cabinetry and white caesarstone in our kitchen.

Vanya said...

I'm loving these chairs, I saw them a couple of months ago in Paris and now I keep seeing them everywhere, funny how that happens. I say go for it, they are classic, stunning and still have a slightly modern industrial edge that keeps them interesting.

Courtney said...

I love these chairs. They do seem very "boy-proof," and it sounds like they would pair perfectly with your table.

Catherine said...

Ooh there's another Catherine out there!
I love these tolix chairs - industrial, but with elegant curves. A design classic and so very french. I think the juxtaposition of industrial chairs against a weathered wooden table would look fabulous.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

Im with you on the trixty for your own things! I can suffer from that too! Though its because we see such fabulous stuff we want it ALL!

Villa Anna said...

I love love love the idea!!! very industrial yet very classy. I've seen them painted red also in a kitchen and they look FABULOUS!

Anna :)

lily-g said...

I like the chairs too and I agree with you its so much harder doing your own home, sometimes we need to be a bit practical but they look great so I say go for it and you could always make some slip covers to change the look!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh, I LOVE the look and feel of those chairs. As a matter of fact I was looking for them for a long time too. Was trying to find a better price. Go for it!! Can't miss!

Jennifer said...

I have these chairs in red around my white farm table and I love them! They are really strong and look charming in the room. You will love them.

mondo cherry said...

They look super - I love the mix of a white french table and metal chairs. Are they comfy (I have never sat on any) and do they have good protectors on the bottom of the legs (partly for the floors and partly for the noise factor - I have boys too!)? They would look great with some of those lights that A-M is chasing!!
Clare

OLIVEAUX said...

LOVE them & looks gorgeous against a white table...go for it!

ness lockyer said...

They would look awesome with that style of table. I have seen them in a clients house recently with a different sort of table, but she had covered just the tops with slip covers to change the mood for a party she was having.
I would love to see the photos when you are done.
Ness xx

alice said...

I have been thinking of these chairs myself. Love the utilitarian look.

alice said...

I have been thinking of these chairs myself. Love the utilitarian look.

viera said...

Great chairs, love the juxtaposition of 2 totally different styles. Wicker is also good with white French table.

You will not make the mistake with them!!
X
V

la la Lovely said...

You are so right about that so much harder to decide for yourself.. I LOVE these chairs and having been wanting some for a long time! Go for it.. and post a pic so we all can see how pretty they are in your house!!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Well the public have spoken! Looks like an overwhelming yes to the tolix chairs! Now just need to convince hubby - no problems! Tracey x

Velvet and Linen said...

Hi Tracey.
I love these chairs. I like to infuse a little industrial look to my interiors, especially because I share a home with my two boys and Steve.
I especially like industrial when it is paired with more
rustic or feminine pieces. It provides more interest.
I'd love to see pictures when you make the final decision.

xo
Brooke

dolcechic said...

I want those chairs. They're incredible!!!