bistro chairs for the blue and white bash!

2.02.2014

It's par-tay time at The Pink Pagoda!

I would like to invite you to attend Jennifer's fourth Blue and White Bash today! If you are a blogger, you can link-up and share your own post, or if you are a reader, you can simply sit back and behold all of the beautiful blue and white!


Today is my third time attending one of Jennifer's bashes; the first time I brought a recreation of a blue and white room by Meg Braff, the second time I brought some blue and white ways to decorate for Christmas, and today I thought I would be practical by bringing some extra seating to the party...


This time of year, the thought of sitting outside at a sidewalk cafe, sipping on (insert preferred beverage here) while watching the world go by, sounds just peachy... But we're being practical today and for most of us, it's just not warm enough yet. Not even here in South Carolina, which--by the way--was covered in ice a few short days ago...

The good news? You can bring a little bistro home! These beautiful blue and white bistro chairs shouldn't be confined to sidewalk cafes, or even indoor bistros, but should instead be considered for a variety of dining decor. They add texture and color to a room, as well as a surprising element of sophisticated style worthy of any chic Parisian...

VoilĂ !:

bistro chairs

bistro chairs

bistro chairs

Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer's home via Elle Decor

bistro chairs

bistro chairs
Elle Decor, September 2007


bistro chairs
Hooked? Here is some bistro to bring home:



bistro chair
$159 from Pottery Barn

bistro chair
$289 from Pottery Barn

bistro chair
$299 from American Country

$232.95 from Maison Midi

$232.95 from Maison Midi


bistro chair
$103 from Decor N More

$329.95 from Maison Midi

$232.95 from Maison Midi

$272.95 from Maison Midi

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

Enjoy, and stay tuned for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT on shell & chinoiserie later this week!

Emilie

39 comments:

sharon smith said...

I like the Mason Midi and Serena and Lily. Super cute chairs and I love to see them in blue! Happy Monday!
Sharon

Wendy C said...

Oh these are my two favourites as well! Gosh Emilie, you have the eagle eye finding all these examples of this genre of chairs

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I wish I could make bistro chairs work in my house. I love the romantic, Parisian feel and I understand they are nearly bomb proof.
I am super curious about your big news.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love these chairs. Great pictures. They look really comfortable, too.

House@heart said...

It just hit me I need two barstools!! Great roundup!! Thanks for sharing!
Ozana

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I love bistro chairs, especially after seeing them in Italy in October at all the cafes, and all the memories that come with them! It's raining here today, and thoughts of sitting at a cafe people watching on a lovely day is dreamy! Take me away! xo Nancy

therelishedroost said...

We love those French bistro chairs, they are so chic and comfortable too! Great post! Will follow!

Nancy said...

look at this set on o.co

http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Hooper-Blue-White-Indoor-Outdoor-Arm-Chair-Set-of-2/8540562/product.html?refccid=FYHKC3573BVLAW2KI3MCNXGTGQ&searchidx=15

holla!

Tiffany Jones Interiors said...

I have been thinking about blue and white bistro chairs for my island for a while! Thanks for the links... think I may be doing a little shopping this morning! :) I love the ones from Williams Sonoma Home!

Happy Monday!

Christine @ Suburban Charm said...

All are just lovely but my favorite is the Ashley Whittaker!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

I love the little differences in the patterns and colors of all the chairs! Thank you for sharing!

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Have fun and keep up posted if you find anything! Check out the link to the ones at Overstock that Nancy shared (above)--they are GORGEOUS and a total steal, but you may need bar height. Good luck!!!

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Holla indeed!!! Nancy these are AMAZING--what a great find! I heart Overstock so much! Thank you on behalf of all of us!

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Yay! Welcome--so glad you are here and that you enjoyed the post!

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Lol--your comments are the best, Kerry. And as for the big news, ;-) ;-)

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Hahaha--don't we all?! ;-)

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Exactly!!! Nothing bad ever happens in a bistro chair! ;-o

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Wouldn't they be fun to mix up? Like, have six different kinds at one table?! Who's with me? Bueller?

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Where there's a will, there's a way! Heck--I love these chairs so much I would weave my own! ;-o

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Cute, comfortable...and according to Kerry, bomb proof! What more could a girl ask for?!

Andrea said...

You have the best eye, what an incredible round up!! These rooms are all to die for, and of course I swoon over anything created by Ashley Whittaker! So excited about your big news!!! ;)

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Going to stick with the European them here: each in their own way...

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

They are, aren't they? I can't decide which my favorite is...

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Ashley Whittaker couldn't go wrong if she tried! In other news, I am so excited, too!!! ;-) ;-)

Stacey said...

Fab roundup! It's hard to pick faves; they're all great!

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Thanks, Stacey! I think the only solution is to just buy all the chairs and redecorate once a week...

Vel Criste said...

Love it all Emilie! I have been drawn to bistro chairs for as long as I can remember, I just wish I had more rooms in my home to put them in! hahaha! Great finds dear!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

love the bistro chairs. I just used them in a project and they are indestructible.

kate@willowinteriors said...

What a great round-up of beautiful pictures and chairs! It brought up wonderful (and warm) memories of watching Paris walk by while sitting at a cafe w/my husband. We came home and I bought two of them for my front porch...they are currently buried in snow. :( Thanks for sharing!

Alison Fauls said...

I am crazy for the blue and white bistro chairs but I can't figure out where they will fit in my home. I really need a second home to fill with all of the inspiration from fellow bloggers, and I am passing your post onto one of the posse who is redoing her river home. These chairs would be perfect.

Terri of www.decordose.com said...

Love bistros! They are SO kid friendly :)

The Pink Pagoda said...

I love these bistro chairs, Emilie! And all of your photos are beautiful -- thank you for linking up today!! Jennifer

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Thank you, Vel! I have seen enough of your house to know it is perfect as is, so in a effort to get creative, perhaps you *could* create your own sidewalk cafe??? ;-)

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Too funny--that is what everyone is saying! I never really even thought about that aspect of the chair, although I suppose I should be, ha, ha! :-/ Thanks so much for stopping by!

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Thank you so much, Kate! Apparently they are quite durable, so hopefully they will weather the storm! But if not, you may just have to go back to Paris... ;-o

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

I think you are on to something! In the meantime, enjoy helping your friend to redecorate her river home (and perhaps eventually her bistro chairs!)...she is lucky to have such a talented friend to help!

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Ooooh--I will keep that in mind! ;-)

Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie said...

Thank YOU, Jennifer!!! :)

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I love all these inspiration pics and the sources! Now following so I can keep up with all your fun posts. :)

 
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