How to quickly update your dining room

12.03.2016

How to quickly update your dining roomI have been looking for new dining chairs for our home to replace the mix and no-match we had around our dining table since the house renovations so quite a while…
A couple of vintage Eames I salvaged from the dump when my old company Universal Pictures International was revamping the international offices, a vintage Harry Bertoia chair bought on Ebay, a new stainless-steel Bertoia I got from the Knoll sample sale, a couple of cardboard stools from Story Deli and of course, our Ikea’s bright green garden chairs which added a cheerful pop of colour but wasn’t exactly what I had in mind for the room, which has very soothing hues of pale grey and white.

And then I saw the new Moda chair launched by Cult FurnitureHow to quickly update your dining roomThe Moda dining chair combines Scandinavian modern simplicity with function and the price was really attractive too considering I had to order 8 chairs.

The Moda chair comes with three different leg styles to choose from (+ an armchair version) but my favourite was the wooden legs version to echo the wood of our large dining table.

My goal was to add chairs that would contribute to the soothing, minimalist feel of the room without being in your face and at first, I wanted to get these white chairs
Funnily enough, the black metal part of the legs was bothering me a bit and on this account, I was tempted to try something different with the copper version but the copper and gold versions were not available for immediate dispatch and I was determined to sort this dining chairs issue out before leaving London.

Eventually I asked Steve if he preferred the Moda chair CD2 in white or light grey and of course, he picked light grey to add contrast…How to quickly update your dining roomGiven that our resin floor is light grey, I was ok with both and thought it would be a nice change from the usual white.
This turned out to be an excellent decision. While I have no doubt, the white chairs would have looked great in this room, I really like the soothing soft grey of these chairs and it turned that the black metal part that bothered me, works very well in the room as it echoes the MEOW black print I left on the floor on purpose.How to quickly update your dining roomWhen I sit on our sofa and look at the room, I see now a very pleasing and relaxing hues of wood, light grey and white and endless styling possibilities to transform our dining table with scented candles and nice tableware for any given dining parties.

Some of you may have seen on Instagram stories that the seats and legs come in different boxes but the chairs are super easy to assemble. They come with a key to screw everything in and you don’t need any tools or men to do this. I was just missing two round elements to assemble the last chair but Cult Furniture is sending them to me.

A little assembling tip for you: I found the best way to put the chairs together is to put the seat upside side on your table so your legs are leaning against the back to the chair and then play around to fix the legs. Once both holes from the seat and the legs are perfectly aligned, it’s a real piece of cake to put them together.

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// Photography & Styling by Karine Köng | Posted in partnership with Cult Furniture, all views my own.



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