(Closed) Need help decorating bees!

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Post # 4
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Your table is definitely very traditional, so the mirrored look would be too much of a juxtaposition since that’s very art deco/contemporary. I think the second buffet would look much better.

For the chairs, I would go with something with a higher back if you want a more updated look.

Something like this, the Miles side chair from Crate & Barrel:

The Ikea Ingolf chair (much more economical):

Or just a simple Parsons chair:

I would personally stick to something more in design. I think a Parsons chair would work beautifully with your table and look really elegant.

Post # 5
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You can totally make the mirrored furniture work. It takes a little more design savvy to mix finishes like that, but if you do it right, it will look great! The overall look would depend on the rest of the room, though. What color do you plan on painting the walls? I can imagine a nice rich purple pulling the look together. Also, I would make the chairs the same finish/material as the table or the sideboard the same (probably the chairs the same).

Post # 6
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

You can def mix! But in different ways. When in doubt I always turn to Candice Olson, and you sound like you have a similar style as she/I 🙂 I love mirrored furniture & so does she, or def at least including lovely mirroed accents.

The buffet may be a little overwhelming w/ the dark table, but it can go both ways, because the dark buffet would be too dark and not enough variation.

To get the best of both worlds, you could add mirrored accents, take a look at the pic below with giant beautiful mirros on top of the buffet.

Also i would agree w/ bakerella and go with a more modern cloth chair.

Here are my two favorite candice dining rooms!

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Post # 8
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

I think it depends on your general style and how you’ll be using the DR. The mirrored piece you’ve pictured would give it a more formal look (and I do love the one you’ve shown), while the chunky table and other piece may look more casual together. The metal chairs really wouldn’t don’t go with any of the other pieces.

Storage is always needed in a DR and I prefer a more eclectic look myself, so would choose the mirrored buffet over the wood one. I’d also pick some comfy chairs, again depending on how you’ll be using the room.

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