Stylist Picks: Our 9 Favorite Modern Dining Room Chairs

modern dining room chairsModern dining room chairs are an essential part of any modern dining room setup. Once you’ve chosen the perfect dining table for your space, the chairs might feel like a bit of an afterthought. But modern dining room chairs are every bit as important as your table!

The good news is that they are much less expensive, so you can change them up frequently if you like to update your style now and then. All in all, the right set of chairs can make a major impact on the overall aesthetic of your dining room. Our designers rounded up their favorite modern dining room chairs to help you find the perfect set!

Kimi Chair, Charcoal Black

This Kimi Chair in Charcoal Black is a classic and timeless modern design. The chair is hand-carved from sungkai wood and the streamlined shape gives it a beautiful, finished look. It sports a beautifully crafted no-frills style and evokes the look of old school house chairs. The Kimi chair works great in modern, contemporary and even industrial interiors.

modern dining room chairsAston Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chair

The Aston Mid-Century Dining Chair features gorgeous mid-century lines and an ultra sophisticated shape. The design is elevated yet inviting—in fact, it’s so comfortable that you’ll want to sit here all day!

This chair comes with and without arms so you can use one or a mix of both. The neutral grey upholstery works with all sorts of styles and color schemes. This is the perfect chair if you love a traditional mid-century modern style with a slightly contemporary update.

Natural woven side chairDutch Dining Side Chair, Natural

This Dutch Dining Side Chair features a globally-inspired, minimalist design. We love it because it gives a fresh, coastal look to the modern dining room chair. The sleek shape works well with the pop of natural texture! It’s perfect for modern dining rooms and will also look great in coastal, eclectic, and even minimal spaces. Bonus: organic elements like this are a major trend in the design world.

modern dining room chairsTufted Dining Chair

For a dose of modern vintage charm, consider this gorgeous Tufted Dining Chair. The quilted leather is unique and elegant and we love the sophisticated shape. It’s a modern dining room chair with an industrial edge. The hard shape is softened by the glam undertones of antique brass metal and the quilted detail. This is a perfect chair if you want to make a statement in your room! It can also help if you’re trying to merge opposite styles into one cohesive design.

modern chairsLena Side Chair, Espresso

This Lena Side Chair in Espresso is a throwback to the retro style of the 50s and 60s. It has a streamlined shape and tapered leg detail that make it classy and cool. The organic, form-hugging shape cradles your body while you sit—one of the signature aspects of Mid-Century Modern design. This chair works great in any room that has other touches of modern style.

Paton Black Oak Windsor Dining Chair

The Paton Black Oak Windsor Dining Chair offers a modern update on the classic Windsor design. The streamlined shape is sleek and sophisticated but it still retains the traditional style. The deep black stain makes a lovely pop of contrast in a modern dining room. This is an essential modern dining room chair for the modern farmhouse style and it looks amazing paired with modern or rustic dining tables alike.

Scholar Side Chair Onyx

We can’t get enough of this Scholar Side Chair in Onyx! The timeless style blends with chic updates so it’s both old-school at modern at once. It has an awesome contrast of the black wood seat, back and legs against the brass details for a playful reimagining of the classic school desk chair. This chair works well in a glam dining room or even an industrial one with a chic flair.

Milford Dining Chair

The Milford Dining Chair is a classic example of a Campaign style piece. It features a wood frame with leather seat and woven leather back that come together in a modern eclectic style. It’s a modern dining room chair with a global, worldly vibe that we love and makes a great contrast to a metal or marble dining room table. The warmth of leather is a lovely addition to any space and it adds a lovely pop of natural material and texture to your dining room.

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Raise the Bar on Entertaining with these Stylist Favorite Bar Cabinets

best bar cabinetsIf you’re still rolling with a bar cart, it might be time to consider switching up to a stylish and functional bar cabinet! For 2020, we’re seeing the decor focus shift from carts to cabinets for housing barware. Unlike carts, cabinets feature hidden storage, so there’s no need to worry about perfect styling because you don’t have to keep everything out on display. (Not to mention there’s a lot less dusting!) The bar cabinet trend is a more holistic approach because it weaves the home bar into your whole decor scheme.

With the holidays right around the corner, you might be looking to add a bar area to your space—a well-stocked (and styled) bar is the key to a great party, after all. This year, you can raise the bar on entertaining with a show-stopping bar cabinet in your home! Here are some of our stylists’ picks for the best bar cabinets in the game.

best mid-century bar cabinetBest for Mid-Century Modern Lovers

Mid-Century Bar Cabinet, West Elm

This handsome, retro-style bar cabinet is the perfect cocktail station. It has a classic, Mid-Century Modern shape made of acorn wood and sporting tapered legs— all the trademarks of this retro style. We love that it adds a pop of warmth and natural texture through the wood grain.

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Best for a Sophisticated Touch

Franklin Wine Cabinet in Black, Beldan Lane

It doesn’t get more sophisticated than this Franklin Wine Cabinet with faux croc panels, silver moldings and nickel nailhead trim. It’s glamorous, yet understated and adds a gorgeous decorative touch to any room. The cabinet has a drop front and lift top with interior lighting for extra clever storage. And behind the two doors, there’s ample space for stashing wine bottles, stemware, and accessories.

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best bar cabinetBest for a Pop of Natural Texture

Caledonia Woven Bar Cabinet, Serena & Lily

We’ll say it one more time for the people in the back: natural texture is the not-so-secret ingredient all rooms need! This Caledonia Woven Bar Cabinet has a chunky, woven seagrass front that gives it a breezy, beachy vibe. The sophisticated and sleek design is balanced by the rustic and textured front and the slender, tall legs give it extra elegance. And check out the fabulous detail of the leather handle pulls!

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Best for an Art Deco Vibe

Emilio Rattan Bar/Entryway Cabinet, CB2

This Emilio Rattan Bar/Entryway Cabinet is a showstopper. The brass front detail lends major art deco vibes to this cabinet while the rattan is another star of the natural textures show. The combo adds warmth and personality to any space. The interior shelving makes for easy bar storage and it’s so versatile you can also use it as an entryway cabinet!

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Best for the Elegant Connoisseur

Selmer Two Door Tall Wine Cabinet, Coast to Coast

This cabinet is almost a work of art! A breathtaking piece like this is definitely worthy of a prominent position in your home. The cabinet features silver leafing with painted branches on the door fronts and is a gorgeous piece for anyone wanting to make an elegant statement.

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Best for the Minimalist

Tate Stone Bar Cabinet, Crate & Barrel

Another cabinet with a mid-century modern vibe, this Tate Stone Bar Cabinet leans more toward minimalist. It has the signature tapered legs of mid-century style, but the tapered profile means it will feel at home in a minimalist abode, too. The stone grey wood adds lightness to keep it from looking clunky and it still offers plenty of functionality. The top section is a drop-down door that doubles as a work aka cocktail prep surface.

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Best for some Industrial Flair

Chauncey Wide Curio Bar Cabinet, Aidyn Decor

For a little industrial flair, consider this Chauncey Wide Curio Bar Cabinet. The black metal with glass doors and sides creates a sleek and minimal silhouette and the tall legs add to the slender appeal. It’s refined, yet edgy, with hardware details on the handles for an extra dash of style. If you like to display your decor or barware more prominently, this glass cabinet is the perfect compromise between a bar cabinet and countertop display.

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Best for a Global Look

Cumberland Two Door Cabinet, Coast to Coast

The Cumberland Two-Door Cabinet is a conversation-sparking piece with tons of texture and dimension. The door fronts highlights the wood’s lively grain for a visual treat! This is a sculptural addition that’s definitely ready for cocktail hour.

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Stylist Picks: Spooky Chic Decor

spooky decor ideasHalloween is here! We’re getting in the mood with spooky movies and imagining the homes of Disney villains — but we’re also thinking about transforming our own homes with spooky decor!

If you ask us, spooky decor doesn’t have to be tacky or campy — in fact, it can be downright chic! When hunting through the Modsy catalog, our stylists found decorative pieces that are not only perfect for Halloween but will work year-round. Each of these pieces have an eerie edge that will satisfy your Halloween cravings but you don’t need to take them down on November 1. And do you know what that means? Next year, when Halloween rolls around, all you’ll need to do is add a few pumpkins and faux cobwebs and you’ll be set! Keep reading to shop our stylists picks for chic and spooky decor — if you dare.

spooky decorGilded Mirror

This mirror is a gorgeous design from Aidyn Decor. Its lovely gold frame and scalloped edges adds a classical look to your space year-round. But there’s something about antique-style mirrors that scream haunted house. You almost expect to see a ghost in the reflection… For Halloween, just drape it in faux cobwebs and you’re ready to go!

Bust Statue

There’s nothing quite so classical as a bust statue. This one feels like it’s plucked straight out of antiquity. But with its all-black finish, it takes on a haunting feel. Place her on your mantle to both delight and fright your guests!

Creepy Portrait

Classic portrait with a twist? Yes, please. We’re drawn to eclectic artwork that is both unique and intriguing. And we won’t complain if it’s just a touch creepy! With its moody color palette and subdued lighting, this portrait would feel right at home in a haunted house — and in your house, for that matter!

spooky decorEtched Mural

This mural will make a major statement in your home. Its towering trees and endless sky are lovely — and designed in greyscale, it creates a delightfully haunting vibe on darker autumn evenings. With the right mix of creepy Halloween decor, it provides the perfect backdrop for a frightful scene. The etched design and antique vibes only add to the spooky feel. It’s exactly the type of design you’d expect to see on peeling wallpaper inside an old haunted mansion!

Antlers Table Lamp

This gold antler table lamp is both rustic and chic — in the day time. At night, its black shade and antler motif gives it a little bit of a spooky vibe at night. Up the creep factor by changing the bulb to an eerie purple or green on Halloween night!

Skull Prints

Here’s a different take on spooky chic artwork: a pair of pendant skull portraits. On a bright, sunny day they feel rustic and classic. But on a spooky, stormy night they add a perfectly haunting vibe. Skulls are a no-brainer for Halloween decor — but the rest of the year they give off a Southwestern desert vibe, or even something you might find in a rustic lodge.

Brass Hand

We love adding conversational objects to our spaces — and this open brass hand is no exception. This time of year, it offers the added bonus of giving off that spooky, disembodied hand vibe. But the brass majorly classes up this object, so it can be a conversational piece any time of year.

spooky decorRustic Chandelier

This chandelier would be at home in any rustic or traditional home, with its mix of light wood and crystal. But around Halloween, it’s just the type of fixture you might find in the Addams Family mansion! Add some cobwebs and flickering light bulbs to up the spooky factor this week.

Black & White Rug

The traditional motif of this rug gets a modern interpretation with its graphic black and white design. It can lean vintage or modern, lending itself to a wide variety of room styles. But for Halloween, it gives your room a dark, moody vibe. In fact, this rug would feel right at home gracing the floors of a haunted mansion and muffling the squeaks of ghosts and ghouls wandering the halls.

Bewitched Mirror

When it comes to classic decor items, we love finding pieces with an unexpected twists — something this vanity mirror offers in spades. It’s both functional and fun. And it makes you wonder — did a witch cast a spell on this poor duck, transforming it into her mirror?

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Stylist Picks: Our Favorite Fall New Arrivals

Fall New ArrivalsIt’s almost that time of year again… Fall is on the horizon, and if you’re as excited as we are, you’re probably dreaming of pumpkin spice everything, cozy sweaters, and – of course – fall new arrivals!

That’s right. From fashion to home decor, fall is the season to explore new collections and switch up your look with all the amazing new furniture on the market. To help get you inspired, our Modsy designers picked their favorite fall new arrivals. Get the scoop on why we love them and shop them all in one place.

Finley Chair, Noir

The Finley chair is one of our favorite new pieces for fall. With its mid-century style teak frame and rattan seat, it adds the perfect pop of eclectic flair to any space.

The Mika Rug in Granite, Loloi

Subtle earth-tones are the stars of the show in this natural hued rug from Loloi. Made of polypropylene, it’s a gorgeous addition to any room at an even better price-point. We call that an all-around winner.

fall new arrivalsGeo Large Raffia Plate, All Across Africa

This woven raffia plate is our new go-to for rounding out surface styling. Add this piece to your coffee table for a little high-contrast catchall, or hang on the wall for an organic pop of texture.

Essential Basket, Colonial Mills

We love a good basket. And one with neutral, sophisticated style is even better. Add a few of these fall new arrivals to your home for easy – and stylish – storage. Use them to collect pillows, books or magazines, and even kids toys in almost any room of your home.

Avaris Sandstone Bowl, CB2

A beautiful natural tone, this bowl is a stylist-favorite for its eclectic flair and raw texture. Not to mention every piece is hand-carved by artisans in Bali, meaning each bowl will be unique!

Nebula Pillow, Tanjore

Bring on the cozy vibes with this fun throw pillow from our exclusive brand, Tanjore. Offering a versatile and organic pattern, this pillow is the perfect addition for a neutral pop of texture in any design.

Shibori Indigo Wall Art, Antique Curiosities

Shibori is always a fan-favorite among our designers! This piece offers organic texture and cool-tone hues that add a great pop of contrast to a living room or bedroom.

fall new arrivalsFaux Olive Tree, Crate & Barrel

A great pop of greenery and natural texture, this faux olive tree is an instant favorite for a forgotten corner. It’s artificial nature means it’s 100% kill-proof and requires little maintenance.

Camel Palmetto Pouf, Tanjore

We’re loving the shape, color, and woven texture of this pouf! It’s one of our favorite fall new arrivals and is the perfect durable addition to create a cozy and comfortable space.

Nole Accent Table, Coast to Coast

Our stylists are loving this side table for its sculptural shape. The Nole is the perfect accent piece to pair next to a chair or at the end of a sofa.

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Stylist Picks: Summer Home Decor Favorites From The Modsy Catalog

summer home decor picksSummer is the perfect time to take a cue from the energy and vitality of the season and think about ways to pump some new life into your home. Sprucing up your home’s interior design doesn’t mean you have to do a full makeover – sometimes all you need is to change up your art, add some summer home decor, or swap one piece of furniture to make a room feel brand new!

To help you get inspired with new summer looks, we asked our stylists all about their top picks for summer home decor. Here’s a look at what they had to say about their favorite additions to the Modsy catalog for summer.

Brook Sideboard

Natural textures are super hot this summer, like the Rush Seagrass pattern of this gorgeous sideboard. The combo of mid-century modern and eclectic is trendy right now, but the look is also so timeless that it won’t go out of style anytime soon. See how we styled it in our California Casual home tour!

Jade Dining Table

The minimal design and bold materials of the Jade Dining Table have our stylists crushing hard! It has a brass base, which makes a statement without going over the top. Plus, it’s super versatile and can blend in with many decor styles – what’s not to love?

summer home decor picksJude Chair

This attractive piece is a reproduction of Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret’s iconic mid-century modern Chandigarh Chair. The style is enjoying a renaissance of renewed interest this summer – and we are definitely interested! It has all the mid-century modern vibes you love, but also feels at home in eclectic, minimal and even super chic interiors. (Design Nerd Alert: If you love it as much as we do, read up on the fun background of the chair.)

Nebula Pillow

Our stylists are super into organic criss-cross patterns this season. The light, neutral look is a great way to add a pop of pattern and texture to your space.

Sahara Rug

The wool and jute combo of this beautiful hand-knotted rug means that it’s super soft but also durable enough to stand up to lots of traffic. It is a low-pile fabric – perfect for summer – and the light color offers a fresh, minimalist take on the traditional Moroccan-inspired rug.

Bryant Table Lamp

If you’re in need of a versatile lamp that lends some character to your decor scheme, check out this modern/retro option. The ivory shade gives it a contemporary feel that contrasts with the dark base – that’s why it works in a variety of spaces and styles. And the elliptical base is made of resin and adds visual intrigue that doesn’t feel heavy or overwhelming.

Oval Sweater Weave Basket

Our stylists are very into texture and warmth this summer, so they love the look of this oval weave basket. It’s oversized, so you can use it as sneaky storage to hold a ton of stuff! This item is a Modsy exclusive by Farmhouse Woven, a female-run company where they use sustainably harvested raw materials that result in the highest quality products.

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