Imagine a beautiful house on hill with gorgeous ocean views with little or no furniture…well that is our house in Malibu!! My guy TE and I are two months into living together after “the great move”. I call it “the great move” because it was quite an ordeal getting our home renovation project to a point where we could live in it…and then moving his family and me into the one house. We brought almost no furniture from his former place by the beach and from my tiny little cottage in the Hollywood Hills. We spent months and months planning the home remodel…but little time planning the furniture. So here we are, just weeks before the holiday season begins with family members coming to visit with very little furniture. We are the inadvertent minimalists!
The good news is…we do have some dining chairs! Woohooo!! A few weeks ago, TE and I were on the internet looking and searching for an option for chairs that might work in our dining room. We have a favorite dining chair that we have been toying with for the dining room but it is way too expensive for our budget right now. So we were looking for some alternates…a chair that is delicate, modern with a hint of classic that would blend well with the stunning long steel dining room table TE found while he was on business trip in Paris this last spring. That day, after realizing our first choice chair was not an option, I remembered another favorite chair that I have been eyeballing for some time that was about 1/3rd the price (click here to see my first blog post about this chair way back when). The Philippe Starck Masters Chair. It seemed like it could work in our space. When TE saw the chair, he was immediately open to the idea of this being our dining chair option. That same day, we popped into Kartell on Robertson in Los Angeles and bought 8 of them! When we made the purchase, we were kind of thinking of these black polypropylene chairs as temporary placeholders. Our thought was these Masters Chairs would do the design trick for a year or so until we could afford others…but now…now…we are thinking differently. When we put these chairs around the long steel and oak dining table, it all worked. Funny…once again, we have yet another design moment in the house where his style and her style come together in the perfect blend.
Speaking of merging styles, the chair is the blend of the silhouettes of 3 famous mid century modern classic chairs: The Saarinen Tulip chair, The Series 7 Chair by Arne Jacobsen and the Eames Molded Chair. The perfect blend of styles like with me and TE.
The Masters Chair is a combo of the following classics:
This week the lighting goes up in the dining room! Then we just need a few end chairs and we’ll be near done. Dining room ALMOST done.
Photos: Photos in this post by Coco of COCOCOZY