How to Get your Dining Room Thanksgiving Ready | Part 2 – The Goldilocks Dilemma AKA Finding the Perfect Chair

As part of our continuing series on how to get your dining room Thanksgiving ready, today we focus on finding the right chair for your dining room.  With the hundreds of options available through James Craig Furnishings, you are sure to not only find the right style for your home, but you can customize the smallest details to make sure the seat fits you like Goldilocks.

There are so many options when it comes to dining chair/table combos that it can be hard to choose.  Fortunately, the team at James Craig Furnishings can help you pick just the right style.  Visit our Washington Ave showroom in Houston to test drive a few models and work with our team to choose the perfect design.  Our immense selection of dining chairs include offerings from DinecSaloomStanley, VanguardLee IndustriesBrownstoneSam Moore and many more.  And our in-store experts can help you choose the right upholstery, leather, trim and other details to finish your seats in style.

Farmhouse Flair

You: a lover of rustic style.  Your dining room table: rustic farm table. Your chair: the Belmont Dining Chair from Brownstone.

Brownstone Belmont Dining Chair

Brownstone Belmont Dining Chair

Stanley Coastal Living Cottage Wayfarer Side Chair

Stanley Coastal Living Cottage Wayfarer Side Chair

Part of Brownstone’s Natural Collection, inspired by European classic designs, this chair is elegant, timeless and supremely comfortable.  With traditional craftsmanship, authentic surfaces and an optional available chair pad, the Belmont Dining Chair’s rustic wooden frame and industrial metal cross pieces are the perfect complement to that rustic farm table that warms up your dining room.

Another great option for a rustic table is the Cottage Wayfarer Side Chair from Stanley.  Available in a wide variety of colors, this cut-back chair from Stanley’s Coastal Living collection includes an upholstered “super comfort” seat.

Guests Galore

You: never sure how many people are coming for dinner – but always expect a crowd.  Your seating: the cushioned bench.

Hard wood benches are unforgiving and, often, uncomfortable.  Make a comfy spot at the table – no matter how large the group, with an upholstered bench.  Plus the combination of  a cushioned bench on one wall and side chairs around the head and other side of the table make for an eye-catching arrangement.

Lee Industries Armless Love Seat

Lee Industries Armless Love Seat

For accommodating a large crowd, we love Lee Industries armless loveseat.  At 75 inches wide, its clean lines and leggy look are a perfect match for a variety of table styles.  And you can customize this gem with the fabric or leather of your choice.  That’s a win for the whole crowd!

Vanguard V592-SE Settee

Vanguard V592-SE Settee

For a more traditional dining room, consider a Vanguard Settee.  This fully upholstered bench has a graceful curved arm and contrast piping emphasizes the piece’s classic styling.  Of course, high quality construction and the fabric or leather of your choice are givens.

Note: hurry into James Craig Furnishings to snag 20% off all Lee Industries and Vanguard pieces now.  More details here (Lee) and here (Vanguard).

White Linen Table Cloth Optional

You: a Traditionalist. Your seating: Upholstered Chairs.

You didn’t buy a home with a formal dining room for no good reason.  Make use of a dedicated dining room with a set of well-uphostered chairs to go around a traditional table.  When you choose from the high quality collections at James Craig Furnishings you can rest assured that your guests will be comfortable through all the courses.

One fantastic, traditional option is the Walden chair from Sam Moore.  The tufted, curved back is not only classic, but cozy.  And the nailhead trim and fabric or leather upholstery of your choice means this is the perfect chair to customize to your dining room.  Want to be sure that traditional doesn’t mean too stuffy? Consider a complementary patterned material for the back of the chair and a solid on the front and seat.

If you are looking for a classic, upholstered dining chair option, look no further than Dinec’s Rubix chair.  With your choice of finish and upholstery, you can make this comfortable, timeless selection the perfect addition to your dining room.

Our final stately option is a traditional model from Saloom.  With separate seat and back, gorgeous curvy legs and traditional nail heads, this option (simply known as chair 31) is a great choice for an elaborate table.  Shake it up by choosing a pattered upholstery for the seat and front of back and a coordinating solid for the back of the back.

Ready to add one of these or one of the hundreds of other chairs available from James Craig Furnishings to your dining room? Schedule an appointment or swing by our Houston showroom to turn your vision into reality.





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