I'm not gonna lie, I'm currently obsessed with the Klismos (or a variation thereof) chairs in Carolina Herrera Baez's dining room featured in the most recent Elle Decor. Of course, I want to find some of my own . . . so, I'm putting it out there to the universe.

The black with gold detailing is perfection, as is the black and white ticking stripe fabric. (And, by the way, how great is that pink entryway with nailhead trim around the moldings?)

Do I need new dining room chairs? Uh, no. But when has that ever stopped me before? A girl can dream, right? I did find these online for $400/chair, but I'm thinking that's a bit rich for my blood.


So, what is a Klismos chair? Created by the Greeks in the mid-fifth century B.C., the chair features a curved backrest and tapering outcurved legs for stability. The ones in Carolina's dining room have curved back legs but straight front ones, so I'm not sure they're tecnically Klismos or maybe just a Regency cousin, but whatever they are, I like them. A lot. 

Other Klismos-style dining chairs I've long admired are the ones in Claiborne Swanson Frank's apartment . . . 

and the more modern ones Palmer Weiss used in the Elle Decor Showhouse a couple of years ago in San Diego.

Oh, why didn't I just buy these at the Habitat store two years ago when I first spied them? Oh, the regret. 

So, maybe the treasure-hunting gods will be kind and lead me to some similar chairs. I will even make a little offering . . . they can have my old dining room chairs. Fair trade, right?
 
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