June 12, 2012
There is nothing like a host chair at either end of a dining room table. It’s the perfect place to add a pop of color if the room needs it. The architecture of a chair with more visual weight frames the table and creates a book-end aesthetic that cozies up a sometimes lean room (meaning there is typically less fabric and fewer accessories). And, of course a comfortable chair is always in high demand for long nights around the table with friends and wine. I like a tall host chair that gives some height at the ends of the table, for me the visual of that extra height helps the middle of the room for not feeling so flat. If you entertain and seating is sometimes short in the living room, host chairs are the perfect pull-in chair, typically smaller in scale but comfortable (esp. with arms) and light enough to move around easily.
a favorite of mine right now, from Lee Industries… it looks great with and without arms.