Plenty of Nordic “feels” in MOD Living! | 21 August 2016
I’m getting a bit confused about what dining chairs to get! I thought I knew I wanted these (based on my pegs!) but then I got muddled up because there were issues like: 1) I read in an old Real Living issue how those faux wood legs tend to squeak, and have to be tightened all the time; 2) though my mother assures me the last time this house got flooded was in 2012, I see her point about getting metal legs over faux wood, because the latter will not hold up after a flood (in other words, tutuklap!); and 3) our red vigan tiles seem to be screaming for something lighter, or a dining area rug even, if I still gun for that Nordic feel (incidentally, they always have light floors, I know I know, as much as I love them, our vigan tiles will be a challenge).
Just to recap, these were my original pegs:
I wanted a mix of those white plastic chairs with metal bistro chairs (via Decorilla and Minimalisti)
But I wanted this table. I still decided to go with a mix of white plastic and metal bistro chairs, because those have flat seats for Alo’s booster chair (via Apartment Therapy)
I got the table. I even found a black caged pendant light I liked, a variation of the one in the photo. But because I ended up waffling on those faux wooden leg thingies, and suddenly found myself worrying that all that wood and white for the table and the chairs might be too matchy matchy, I seriously considered getting the same kind but with the metal legs version. I kept going back to this other peg of mine for reference:
The table is different, sure. And they’re using a darker rug. That my floor is reddish was also really beginning to gnaw on me – I still can’t figure how to work around it so my dining area will look all light and airy and Nordic! (I’m saving and linking these 2 useful articles 1 and 2 on how big your dining room area rugs should be). But I do agree with my mother, those metal legs will be hardier in case of flood. But then H pointed out, if it really floods, we’ll be putting all those chairs up on the table or something. Also true. My gad. I am so confused!
I’ve been stalking MOD Living‘s site for a while now, and have made several calls. Last weekend we were driving home from Virramall and were in the San Juan side of Ortigas Avenue. Low and behold! I spotted MOD Living to my right, in the E-Square Building, and made the H do a u-ey. And now I am so so glad I finally got to visit MOD Living because the chairs look so much better in person that they do on their website!
French bistro chairs available in MOD Living (their Tolix chairs) in all colors. However, unlike my peg, they don’t have the gunmetal color – out of stock for now! The white is so pretty, but I think we’d do better with gunmetal talaga!
The white Charles chair with faux wood legs. Leftmost is my other option, the Charles chair with metal legs – though the one on display here is acyrlic with purple tones. It costs the same as the one with the wood legs. (Oh and I really like that metal chair beside it too, the Charles chair wire according to their site).
I used to agonize about the same chairs not being available in Furniture Source Philippines (they order from Ikea, a repro of the Eames original). But MOD Living carries the same reproductions, all year round, for the faux wood and metal leg versions, and I know at least that I’ll be buying my dining chairs from MOD Living. It’s just a matter of finally deciding which ones!!!