Now, this being Hawaii and all, I'm going with something I'm going to call, Vintage Pacific. That's my fancy-pants way of saying I'm going to be on the look out for 1950's vintage, hawaiian style rattan chairs and re-cover them with something more modern that goes with our (very basic) current color scheme. If you remember, I have lavender/violet Thomas Paul throw pillows on our sectional in the family room, so I need the library bar to be cohesive with that. I think a chartreuse green would go great against that color and still play nicely against the white walls and dark wood floors. What do you think of these Thomas Paul samples below?
Here is the type of vintage rattan chair I'm looking for. Again, very Hawaii, very Where's My Mai Tai. But with a modern fabric, I think a pair of these chairs would create the Pacific vibe I'm going for, without guests having to ask where my vinyl record copy of Tiny Bubbles is. I'm partial to the first and last print. What do you think?
The black chair that's currently there, my Don Draper chair, is probably going to go. But I'll keep the couch and the mid-century modern mango wood coffee table. I'm envisioning a clean looking area rug to lighten up the space, and a white ceramic garden stool in the middle of the two rattan chairs. A tropical cocktail or two for guests (mommies-to-be will refrain, bien sur), and we'll be good to go!