Trending: Metallic Base Seating

By Kate Riley May 15, 2017

I added chrome base club chairs to my master bedroom because the combination of navy fabric and shiny metal appealed to me. Counter stools are available in all shapes and styles, but the ones that have caught my eye lately add a bit of bling. We add metallic finishes to spaces with hardware, lighting, and faucets, why not with the bases of our chairs and counter stools too?

Contemporary brass based console and accent tables are nothing new, the design community has been decorating with them for years. Today it’s nice to see more and more metallic based seating options with stools and chairs featuring gold, silver, and copper bases as an alternative to iron or wood feet. The detail adds a pleasant shimmer and sophisticated touch, like the perfect piece of jewelry that makes the outfit.


tatum brown






dwell studio



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becki owens

Some friends hired me to offer some design advice on furniture for their new home, and they also wanted metal based counter stools for their long island. They opted for chrome based stools to coordinate with their polished nickel hardware, but these are a few other favorites I spied in my search along with a few great chairs too.


mica gold club chair  /  rake brass  /  erin gold bar chair

sheepskin & gold director’s chair  / rose gold bar stool / safavieh velvet

 johnson acrylic / farah dining chair / nuevo chi stool

marcelle dining chair (set of two) / constantine stool  / gary bar stool

Which one is your favorite? Hard to choose, right?!


Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley May 13, 2017

Hello and Happy Mother’s Day weekend! My mother-in-law and her husband are visiting this weekend so we will be showing off the wine country with a trip to Healdsburg and a few other local adventures. I’m excited to do a little wine tasting and try a new restaurant tomorrow.

Thanks for all the love on the master bedroom reveal this week, it wore me out those last few days pulling it all together and taking the photographs but I’ve been enjoying the space when I’m in my room and feeling really good in it. Favorite links from the week below!



Lovely textures and layered neutrals in this lake house.

So creative: color palettes of stone & soft materials.

Wow, what an impressive DIY tile makeover!

So cool: trash can bouquets.

Headed to Europe? These ten apps may help you in your travels.

Summer is coming! Here are 75 DIY ideas to keep the kids busy.

Consuming less = more joy, “the art of enough”

Being a sensitive friend on Mother’s Day.

Wishing all the moms a very Happy Mother’s Day!