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The Tuscan Country Dining Chair Challenge

By , July 20, 2011 2:00 pm

Here at Enliven Studios, we have been working hard for an exciting project in Walnut, CA.  We are working with architect Twen Ma to build a new construction home of 9,000 s.f. including pool house, basement wine cellar, and ten en-suite bedrooms!  Very cool project, our client desires a “Tuscan Country” look and it has been challenging and exciting designing this home and putting together finishes.

One of the challenges we faced was in the dining room, putting together our finishes and design together with furniture.  For flooring, we have this dark walnut herringbone wood flooring design, similar to this one below.

Then, we found this FABULOUS dining table from Century Furniture, whom we love because all of their products are made in U.S.A. and they practice Sustainable efforts on top of that.  What more could you want? OH, how about a gorgeous dining table that fits eight, extends to seat twelve!!?!  We love this dining table so much that it inspired our ceiling design for this formal dining room! Don’t you just love the detail of the inlay?

Also shown below are the China Cabinet & Hutch, Sideboard Server, Dining Chandelier (two, one for either side of the table), and wall sconces.

As I presented the dining room chairs, our client denied me on upholstered chairs!  I was aghast as he insisted on all-wood chairs with no upholstery for easy maintenance and long-lasting style.  Well, we searched and searched and searched for good looking dining chairs that fit the “Tuscan Country” look we were going for.  Most of the dining chairs I found that weren’t upholstered were very bistro-looking, very casual, or just plain UGLY.  Then, I put the feelers out there to some of my favorite vendors and showrooms and was lead to Artitalia Group!  DING! DING! DING!  Here is the winning dining chair that stole our hearts and fit in perfectly with our design.

What we love about this chair!
A) The challenge was to break up all the wood from the flooring to the furniture, and more wood was challenging us, but this finish with the classic dark tone on the seat is perfect!
B) The style of this chair is just perfectly comfortable with that hint of Tuscan whimsy style that gives it a more high-end look to fit into a beautiful formal dining room.
C) Artitalia Group has a PLETHORA of finish options to give it many looks whether it be rustic, formal, country chic, or clean and pressed.  You name it, they can do it!  And for a great price!

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in a design consult or if you are having a similar design dilemma and need a designer’s eye!  We are here to help, assist and make your space- whether it work or home- the most comfortable, personal and efficient!

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