Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Options

A recent client of ours recently moved from a small apartment into a modest, but nicely restored 60s ranch with her husband. She already had a love for mid-century modern furniture, and has some collected some great pieces here and there for around her house. But she had zero dining furniture. They had been using barstools up until that point. 

Moving to a house with a real dining space can be exciting and also daunting...because dining furniture adds up and adds up quickly! Collecting a chair here and there is easy. A couple hundred dollars, perhaps, here and there. But even if you find a great deal on some mid century furniture, a dining set will cost you well over $1000. When you've just bought a house, this is not easily digested. Hey, I've been there (still there...)!

So after several failed antique store and craigs list attempts, she contacted us to help her put together an affordable dining room to go with the rest of her home. A great opportunity for E-design!

Here are some inspiration photos she sent us:

 image via  the D pages

image via the D pages

 image via  apartment therapy
 image via  a cup of jo

image via a cup of jo

 image via  a cup of joe

image via a cup of joe

This was fun for me to work on because I also have a love for mid century modern. It's my favorite design style/era, so I've kept tabs on where to find inexpensive replicas and inspired pieces. Keeping her budget in mind, we sent her some options before starting the full e-design in order to set the stage for the rest of the room. 

Each chair is under $100 and each table is under $300. She wanted to be able to purchase 4 chairs but be able to pull up two other arm chairs from her living room to seat 6 if needed. 

Here are her options. Which would you choose? 

  1  //  2  //  3  //  4  //  A  //  B  //  C

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // A // B // C

If you find yourself in a similar design dilemma (even with completely different design taste), this is a great option to get your feet moving. One of the many flexible aspects of E-Design.

Now I'm going to go stare at my old dining set and wish it was something as cool as those images above! ;) 

Until next time!