Okay, we’ll admit, we’re biased when it comes to this week’s Crushing On pick – because we have four of these babies in our own living/dining area. They make the space look bigger, they’re slightly more eclectic than your average dining room chair, and they manage to straddle the line between traditional and modern. Our eating area was inspired by the image above, which is a shot of an adorable breakfast nook, styled by Lauren and Suzanne McGrath, a New York City based mother daughter design team called Good Bones Great Pieces. This shot was on the cover of the design duo’s book of the same name, and as soon as we saw it, we knew we had to have these chairs for ourselves. Preferably with the same leopard print cushions (though we’ll admit, we haven’t gotten around to purchasing the custom-made covers just yet). Isn’t this room so cool? So hip? We love it. It’s a tiny snapshot of an overall awesome space, and from the very first glance, we fell in love.
This image jumpstarted our obsession with acrylic Chiavari chairs. They’re the perfect mix of classic style and modern moxie. Unlike their lucite cousin, Starck’s Ghost Chair, they’re not yet played out in the design world, which makes them all the more attractive. Most of the time, this classic Italian chair is seen at weddings and parties, but we like the hint of glamour it brings to the home. Below are a few of our favorite examples. Tell us: would you use a lucite Chiavari chair in your own home? Or do you think this style is best left to event planners and the like?