tulip chair waffling

Friends, I must admit that I am frozen in my tulip chair upholstery project.  I was initially ALL about a patterned cushion.  I thought it’d be the perfect little pop of fun amidst a sea of white.  So I picked out a fabric that coordinated with my new danish chairs:

Seriously for a few weeks I was all about this blue and white combo.
I even went ahead and bought the fabric.
I suppose I was inspired by these…
via decor8

via domino
But then I started to reevaluate.
My dream table looks something like this:
And this is now my official, Designer opinion:
I would never in a billion years recommend this to a client, so why am I pushing this on myself?
(The answer is I am incapable of passing up free/cheap deals on good furniture, irregardless of era or style which leaves me with a crazyperson collection.)
I’m thinking my patterned chair cushions would work if I stick with my curtain teak dining table.  Which looks quite similar to this.  Only imagine danish chairs at the ends.
And someday down the line, when I’m ready for my rustic dream table, it may mean its time to give the danish chairs back to Mom, and cushions need to be recovered in white.  
(Reminder:  Dream set up with fabulous funky arm chairs on ends)
So here’s the question…  
Patterned cushions because I want them NOW?
White cushions because I now I’ll want them LATER?
Who am I kidding, I never know what I’m going to want later.
meanwhile, here’s some more pretties.

andreas larsson via diversion project

Two years ago I was all about ornate Louis XVI chairs, so it really cracks me up that now I lust after white plastic.  Ah design.  I love you and your little surprises.
  1. Decisions, decisions! I say, go with what you want NOW because there is no telling what you will want in two years. OK, fine, there is no telling what I will want in two years … you may be different! 😉

  2. nkp

    I love the Wary Meyers space. Love, love, love it.

    Thanks for the linky love.

  3. If it makes you feel any better I’ve changed the look of my living room twice this year and will be switching things up again in 2011.

  4. Sell the tulip chairs for a serious profit and sit out the next two years. 😉

  5. Hi, me. No, really — YOU ARE ME. Take a look at my old dining room setup:


    I’m sorry to say that I found the danish/tulip chair issue was not solvable, which sucked because I (like you… or me?) really wanted the whole thing to work out due to inherent frugality.

    Do whatever you want now, sell the Danish set and buy 2 more tulip chairs and your dream table later (like the Vicente Wolf pic). Problem solved.

    But that’s just my opinion, of course.

  6. I love the patterned cushions idea! I can’t wait to see them done.

  7. Megan

    um, yea, this is not a choice to be made with regards to the future, but only the present. anyway i think a rustic table would look odd with the rest of your first floor, so go with your flow!

  8. With the future rustic table, I definitely like the white cushions but since that is off in the future, why don’t you do the patterned fabric now and reupholster later- seat cushions are easy to do so not a big deal to change them down the line. Great score on the chairs btw- love the tuplip numbers!

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