feeling kinda wired.
by victoria comment



i had a houseguest visiting this week from L.A. and as i prepared dinner she said, “you know what you need? bar stools”. she’s got a good point. if you’ve seen the layout of my cottage, you’ll know my place is small with the living room essentially flowing into the kitchen, and a wide countertop that would nicely accommodate some bar stools so guests could sit and chat as i cook. so i started looking around to see what would go with all the other countless chairs i’ve collected. funnily, the ones i like best are these bar stools — apparently by Arthur Umanoff and which i already own, but mine are white (currently stashed in my basement). so i’m thinking of a makeover: paint them glossy black and have the seats upholstered in black vinyl. i like! i seem to be particularly drawn to open, wire-framed and harry bertoia-type chairs – wouldn’t you say?




black wire dining chairs by sara landstedt photography.


these chairs were a great flea market find, via the design files.


black eames wire chairs via the brick house.


harry bertoia black chairs via dwell magazine.


eames wire chairs, via design*sponge.

5 responses to “feeling kinda wired.”

    • agreed, rarely comfortable – but when you find wire chairs that are, wonderful! why do you think bertoia chairs always have pads and such? no one wants a branded arse. haha.

      victoria – i think barstools would be awesome in your space! i will say tho from experience, when you don’t have any countertop that overhangs the stools, it can be uncomfortable, and also will end up with many mars on your walls from inadvertent feet. if you could possibly add a long shelf, perhaps in a similar wood to your wall unit, would give just the overhand to be a truly comfortable perch. just my 2 cents.

      i’m sure with your impeccable taste you’ll figure out a beautiful AND comfy solution.

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