colorful tolix chairs at Grandin Road

You can snag a pair of colorful tolix chairs from Grandin Road for $189.  Not too shabby.  They don’t have my favorite, gunmetal, but they do offer them in blue, green, red, yellow and apricot.  If it were me, I’d probably buy them and spray them an even more fun color- like Peach or Mint!  Go ahead, add a little French cafe charm to your home for less than $100 per chair.

color offerings

because my love won’t die

One word- TOLIX- and I melt like buttah.  I find the original gunmetal versions to be perfection, but these colored ones are quite charming in their own way.    How do you prefer your tolix, colorful or original?
Happy Weekend Peeps!
I promise to be a better blogger next week.
I may even be giving a sneak peek of a project…

a tolix quickie

I realized its been quite a while since I’ve paid homage to my favorite dining chair, the tolix chair.  Now that I have some tulips in my home, it will probably quite awhile until tolix and I cohabitate.  For now, I continue to lust from afar.

Tolix, thanks for being so beautiful.

nuevo estilo

via greige
Christina’s (from greige) dining room
While I have more than enough dining chairs for now, I COULD be tempted to pick up some bar stools for my future kitchen island…

Industry West High Back stool, $155


Tolix Chair knock-off

Home Decorators has knocked off the Tolix Chair.

They call it the Garden side chair, and are selling it for $99.
What do we think?  Cheap substitute for the Marais A chair?  The Marais A is crafted of sheet steel, while the Garden chair is brushed aluminum.
The official reproduction, $250, Design Within Reach
Or good option for someone on a budget?
The “garden chair” in a dining room setting.
 I thought they looked a little stout next to the “real” chairs, but they are actually the same dimension.
One more view to analyze….
I don’t know if I’m sold.  But it sure is tempting to get close to the look and save some serious dough.  (6 chairs, $150 less, you do the math.)
I like them better than Crate and Barrel’s option.  But at least it seems CB was doing their own interpretation, and not a blatant copy.
Lyle Chair, $199.

Robert Redford, You Sly Fox

(Left to Right: Brickmakers Table, “1934 Chair” its the Marais/Tolix obsession of mine, Firefly pendant, Spice Market Kilim Rug,  Sphero Chandelier, Modern Factory Stool, Tugboat Console, Richardson Reeves Bed.)

(Left to Right: Monopolie Iron Bed, Scrivener Stool, Gramercy Pendant, Turville Table and Gridwork Chairs, Antique Sari,  Willowcreek Slipcovered Bench, Amba Batik Pillow, Gearworks Table.)

I don’t typically think of Sundance catalog when I want to do home-furnishing lusting, but today Mr. Redford’s side project got me excited.  So many delicious goodies!

I’d gladly take every item above, but I am particular excited about these factory stools.  It’s height adjustable so it could be a table, a chair, a sculpture.  I’m diggin’ the red, but the white and black are cool too.

Oh and check out their outlet center!  This Bolinas Trestle Table is marked down from $1,595 to $995.
I’m outta here like Vladimir.  Happy Weekend Peeps!