This post is in partnership with Blu Dot.
More lately than ever, our friends have been saying, your home is so close to done! What’s next? Although the list of rooms on our to-do list is the shortest it’s ever been, we don’t even consider the rooms that we’ve shared done done. As our needs from room to room change, so does our home, and honestly, that in itself is one of our favorite ways to show this house some love. With every tweak, it always feels like a sigh of relief afterwards; what a difference that made!, we’ll say. It’s fun to mix things up, and knowing myself far too well, I’ll continue to swap pillows and chairs and rugs for as long as it makes me smile. Luckily, Scott enjoys the decision making process, too. No room is off limits, and that’s all part of the fun of finding our home’s style.
All this to say, for the last year or so, our dining room has felt slightly… off. Our chairs were a flea market score – one of the first furniture purchases we made for this house! – and although we loved their look, we were growing weary of how heavy they made the room feel. Paired with our wood table, we were constantly trying to break up the space with brass trays, vases and plants, but we always felt that we were just missing the mark.
Recently, Blu Dot invited us to the grand opening of their new store in Chicago, and we began counting down until the unveiling. We’ve been collecting their catalogs for years, although catalog is a term I use lightly, as it’s really more like a collection of beautiful, minimal photographs (on the prettiest matte paper to boot). They opened their doors in the Lincoln Park neighborhood this past November (at Armitage and Clybourn for our local friends), and it was every bit as dreamy in person as we imagined it to be. Being on the hunt for the perfect dining room chair for months and months, our eyes and minds were wide open that evening as we sat in every chair, and we fell hard for Chip. So handsome!
That same night, we brought home samples of their fabric, and we considered everything from purple to gunmetal, white oak to walnut. Initially, I wasn’t sold on owning upholstered dining chairs, but being able to feel the fabric in person had me changing my mind almost immediately. The fabric is thick and hard-wearing, and after putting it through the wringer (i.e., testing spills and clean up!), I was sold. After several days, we were still torn between pewter and gunmetal, and the store manager offered up an in-home trial, something they’re happy to do for all us indecisive folk in the world! We were sent home with a gunmetal chair, and that sealed the deal. The color itself is a dark grey, but there’s a strong warm undertone that keeps it from feeling cold.
Most importantly, compared to our previous chairs, Chip feels so much lighter! The style is so simple and sweet – cute, even – and our dining room no longer feels jam packed.
If you’re new to Blu Dot and don’t have a store nearby, we encourage you to visit them online! Their items are as efficient as they are good-looking, and every last detail is executed beautifully, from materials to packaging. The night of the opening, we were honored to meet the Minneapolis based founders, and their enthusiasm was downright contagious.
The best part? Blu Dot wants to share the love, so together with their friendly team, we’ll be giving away a $400 shopping credit to Blu Dot! Using the Rafflecopter widget below, enter as many ways as you’d like. This giveaway is eligible for those in the United States and runs through Friday, January 13th until 5pm CST. The winner will be announced within this post and contacted directly. Good luck and happy entering!
This post is a collaboration with Blu Dot, a brand we can’t recommend highly enough. Blu Dot generously provided us with our Chip chairs, and all opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that allow us to bring fresh content to Yellow Brick Home!