How To: Mix and Match Chairs

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April 2, 2014
Combining and contrasting different chairs can add personality, tout a vintage sensibility, or help you stick to a budget. Here we take a look at some Dwell homes that experiment with mix-and-matching seating.
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  In the home of architect Julien De Smedt, Ikea Urban chairs and Hee Welling’s dining chairs for Hay share the room with two bright-green vintage deck chairs, purchased at Brocéliande in Brussels. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.  Photo by: Frederik Vercruysse

    In the home of architect Julien De Smedt, Ikea Urban chairs and Hee Welling’s dining chairs for Hay share the room with two bright-green vintage deck chairs, purchased at Brocéliande in Brussels. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.

    Photo by: Frederik Vercruysse

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  “The hope has been to combine archaic and modern elements in a way that would enhance the beauty of each by virtue of its contrast with the other," says resident Tom Givone of his renovation. Photo by Mark Mahaney.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    “The hope has been to combine archaic and modern elements in a way that would enhance the beauty of each by virtue of its contrast with the other," says resident Tom Givone of his renovation. Photo by Mark Mahaney.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  Homeowner Susanna prefers a motley set of dining chairs over a coordinated set; that way, guests can pick their favorite when they sit. Photo by Petra Bindel.

    Homeowner Susanna prefers a motley set of dining chairs over a coordinated set; that way, guests can pick their favorite when they sit. Photo by Petra Bindel.

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  With the help of architect Bart Lens, Veerle Wenes and Bob Christiaens merged a 19th-century building with a 1970s one to create a combined home and art gallery in Antwerp. In the dining room downstairs, Wenes entertains family, friends, and gallery visitors. The yellow chair is by Jens Fager. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.  Photo by: Tim Van de Velde

    With the help of architect Bart Lens, Veerle Wenes and Bob Christiaens merged a 19th-century building with a 1970s one to create a combined home and art gallery in Antwerp. In the dining room downstairs, Wenes entertains family, friends, and gallery visitors. The yellow chair is by Jens Fager. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.

    Photo by: Tim Van de Velde

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  In this inviting home by designer Paola Navone, visitors pass by a sentry wall of lamps from Design House Stockholm on their way to the airy living-dining room with its 52 windows. Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.
    In this inviting home by designer Paola Navone, visitors pass by a sentry wall of lamps from Design House Stockholm on their way to the airy living-dining room with its 52 windows. Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.
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  A design collaboration between European furniture manufacturer Vitra and lifestyle website Freunde von Freunden lays out a blueprint for contemporary living in Berlin's Mitte. Photo by Steve Herud. 

    A design collaboration between European furniture manufacturer Vitra and lifestyle website Freunde von Freunden lays out a blueprint for contemporary living in Berlin's Mitte. Photo by Steve Herud. 

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  A product shoot that resembles a garden party featuring interesting chairs and accessories. Photo by Pia Ulin.
    A product shoot that resembles a garden party featuring interesting chairs and accessories. Photo by Pia Ulin.
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  This Los Angeles apartment is furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture, including an Eero Saarinen womb chair. Photo by Bryce Duffy.  Photo by: Bryce Duffy

    This Los Angeles apartment is furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture, including an Eero Saarinen womb chair. Photo by Bryce Duffy.

    Photo by: Bryce Duffy

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