oh là là, parisian bistro chairs!

7.11.2013

As I mentioned in my last post, I was in Québec City last week, but I might as well have been in France! Québec City is absolutely intoxicating--if you haven't been, by all means GO! Accordion musette dances through the city's historic brick streets, street performers liven up parks and plazas, statues and fountains dazzle at every turn, and window boxes filled with flowers hang from every window. And, of course, French is spoken everywhere...c'est très romantique!

Québec City

Québec City

Per usual, one of the highlights of our trip was eating, and in Québec City in the summer, eating often occurs outdoors! I can only imagine that locals can't stand to spend another day indoors after the long Canadian winters...it is bad enough in Boston! Plus the streets are beautiful, so who wouldn't want to sit in them? 

Here I am enjoying a clearly much-needed glass of sangria at Le Lapin Sauté after the long drive from Boston to Québec City:


In keeping with the city's French feel, outdoor dining decor often features Parisian bistro tables and chairs. And although you cannot tell from this photo (and by the looks of it, neither could I at the time), I am sitting in one of those beautiful bistro chairs! I absolutely love these chairs and certainly believe they shouldn't be confined to the pretty, tiled interiors of bistros, but should be considered for use in kitchens, and even in dining rooms! Not only do they bring texture and color into a room, but they really add a surprising element of sophisticated style worthy of any chic Parisian... ;) 

Voilà:

bistro chairs

bistro chairs

bistro chairs

bistro chairs


bistro chairs
Traditional Home, Spring 2011

bistro chairs
Elle Decor, September 2007

bistro chairs

bistro chairs
Bistro chairs are available in a range of colors, although I am drawn to the blue and white ones. Here are a few that I found!:

bistro chairs

bistro chair
$245 from Serena and Lily

bistro chair
$225 from Serena and Lily

bistro chair
$295 from Serena and Lily

bistro chair
$295 from Serena and Lily

bistro chair

bistro chair


bistro chair
$103 from Decor N More

bistro chair
$159 from Pottery Barn

bistro chair
$289 from Pottery Barn

bistro chair
$299 from American Country

So no matter what room you are sitting in--or what you are sipping on--consider bringing home a bit of bistro!

Enjoy!

Emilie

4 comments:

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love these, and what a great vacation. Sangria is one of my favorite cocktails.

emilie said...

Thank you, Linda! It was a wonderful time--and a lot easier than going all the way to France!

Andrea said...

Goodness, sounds like I need to plan a trip to Quebec ASAP! Sounds like a perfect summer escape from this miserable South Florida humidity! And those bistro chairs are fabulous! I love the blue and white as well. :)

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

emilie said...

It was the perfect summer escape, albeit not a cool one, as it was hot even all the way up there! I was about ready to jump into one of those fountains I mentioned! ;) Stay cool, Andrea!

 
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