a roundup of bestselling indoor and outdoor french bistro chairs.
It seems, at times, we all want to be a little bit more French.
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After all, the French are credited with effortlessly impeccable style. Classic, cool, and never trying too hard. And that’s what I think of when I see one of these French Bistro Chairs. They have that certain je ne sais quoi …
Nothing feels quite as chic as sipping a latte or a glass of wine while sitting in one of these bistro chairs. Am I right?
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French Bistro Chairs
I’ve rounded up some stylish, best selling bistro chairs for your home. A lot of these are ok for outdoor use (or as they put it; “protected outdoor use”.) There are some amazing finds here!
This is THE ONE. The one that I see all over Instagram. The one designers swear by. It’s stylish, it comes in a variety of colors, and there’s one for both indoor and outdoor use. It’s the Riveria Bistro Chair from Serena and Lily. Top notch quality — these are chairs you will passing down to your kids. They are absolutely gorgeous and have various color and seating options as well.
New from Pottery Barn! And a strong contender to the Riveria Chair. The Pottery Barn Sofie Chair comes in a variety of colors and is maintenance free. Beautiful and comes in a bar stool as well!
A beautiful indoor/outdoor option from Williams Sonoma. This Parisian Bistro chair is handcrafted by skilled artisans, features golden colored bent rattan and a few wicker colors to choose from.
World Market is always good for rattan options, and they make no exception with their Maddie Outdoor Bistro Chair. This (set of 2 chairs) are made of resin wicker, aluminum and rattan and suitable for outdoor use. Comes in four different colors and
Of course Wayfair is on this list! With quick shipping and generally average or slightly below average prices, they are definitely a furniture company to consider. They have a bunch of good options, but their popular ones are the Theilson Stacking Chair, the Affaire Stacking Arm Chair (good for outdoors!) and the rustic looking Beafurn French Stacking Chair (set of 2).
2Modern has some really beautiful furniture. Their Rossini Bistro Chair is so pretty but also unique, and comes in the colors blue, gray, antique (LOVE) and natural. They also offer an arm chair version. The other chair I fell for on their site is their Sofie Chair, which looks very similar to Pottery Barn’s Sofie Chair (hmmm…), but beautiful nontheless.
Their chairs are handmade and suitable for covered outdoor use. Plus, it ships fast and free. If you are not familiar with 2Modern – they are an emerging company that offers a curated collection of modern and European furniture.
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The Story behind the Parisian Bistro Chair
In 1920, in a small furniture shop right outside Paris, the humble beginnings of the iconic Parisian Bistro Chair were born. It was then that a man named Joseph Gatti, an Italian who immigrated to France in 1909, began his furniture company.
His shop is still around today, one of the last of its kind, crafting these beautiful bistro chairs in over 30 unique patterns that can be seen up and down Parisian streets and boulevards, as well as perched on stoops and terraces.
So, if you want to go straight to the source … just sayin’. France is where it’s at.
However, if you’re like me and don’t see visiting the Gatti chair factory in the foreseeable future, you can check out the list above. I mean – look at how many great options there are nowadays!
Many of these chairs are suitable for outdoors, can be stacked to save space, and range in colors from red to gray to brown to black to blue.
Find the color (and pattern!) that speaks to you and your home. You are sure to find one that works. There’s one that will fit in with almost any decor style.
To me, they are timeless home furnishings. They make such a statement without being too loud.
I can’t wait to add one to my home someday. Even if it’s just one, to place in an entryway or hallway.
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After, all these chairs are sentimental to me. They are a part of my life. When my husband and I first dated, our favorite restaurant was a stylish French Cafe.
They had outdoor seating and the sidewalk was lined with these French bistro chairs and tables. We have so many great memories from that restaurant.
In fact – we had one of our wedding photos taken at this restaurant.
Me in my white gown and him in his tux …
How to Decorate with Bistro Chairs in your Home
Whether you are looking to put them inside or outside, these chairs can be used anywhere. I’ve mainly seen them around a dining table, but you could also use one in an entryway or at the end of a hallway. Or even in the corner of a guest room.
Why not? Here are some photos that are inspiring me lately.
I hope this helps you guys find that perfect French Bistro Chair!
Featured image via Serena and Lily.
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