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April 2, 2014
Combining and contrasting different chairs can add personality, tout a vintage sensibility, or help you stick to a budget. Here we take a look at some Dwell homes that experiment with mix-and-matching seating.
loft heights dining room

In the home of architect Julien De Smedt, Ikea Urban chairs and Hee Welling’s dining chairs for Hay share the room with two bright-green vintage deck chairs, purchased at Brocéliande in Brussels. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.

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Originally appeared in 5 Lofts Worth a Second Look
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Floating Farmhouse in Eldred New York

“The hope has been to combine archaic and modern elements in a way that would enhance the beauty of each by virtue of its contrast with the other," says resident Tom Givone of his renovation. Photo by Mark Mahaney.

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Originally appeared in Hope Floats
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Helsinki fine finnish dining chairs

Homeowner Susanna prefers a motley set of dining chairs over a coordinated set; that way, guests can pick their favorite when they sit. Photo by Petra Bindel.

Originally appeared in Musical Chairs
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Modern dining room with long dining table and Jens Fager chair

With the help of architect Bart Lens, Veerle Wenes and Bob Christiaens merged a 19th-century building with a 1970s one to create a combined home and art gallery in Antwerp. In the dining room downstairs, Wenes entertains family, friends, and gallery visitors. The yellow chair is by Jens Fager. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.

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Originally appeared in This House Proves Art Galleries Can Be Super-Friendly
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renovated italian dining room
In this inviting home by designer Paola Navone, visitors pass by a sentry wall of lamps from Design House Stockholm on their way to the airy living-dining room with its 52 windows. Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.
Originally appeared in 5 Striking Dining Spaces
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Salon of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment<

A design collaboration between European furniture manufacturer Vitra and lifestyle website Freunde von Freunden lays out a blueprint for contemporary living in Berlin's Mitte. Photo by Steve Herud. 

Originally appeared in Freunde von Freunden and Vitra’s Berlin Apartment
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pia ulin
A product shoot that resembles a garden party featuring interesting chairs and accessories. Photo by Pia Ulin.
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Sunlight streams through formerly boarded-up windows in the living area that was once Madame Wong’s stage. “When we took off the drywall, we realized there were windows in there. So we had more made to match these four,” says Dan. The new windows open up

This Los Angeles apartment is furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture, including an Eero Saarinen womb chair. Photo by Bryce Duffy.

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Originally appeared in Sun Mun Way Cool
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loft heights dining room

In the home of architect Julien De Smedt, Ikea Urban chairs and Hee Welling’s dining chairs for Hay share the room with two bright-green vintage deck chairs, purchased at Brocéliande in Brussels. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.

Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.

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