It should be said, this is NOT because I hadn't realized that the new blue of the cabinets had nothing to do with the orange-and-green of the chairs, but because I'm not so crazy about the mega-retro-orange-and-green pattern and didn't want to base the room colors around something I was hoping to change eventually. (Chair, as is, at left.)
Well, guess what?
When I spoke with the mother figure the next day, the second thing she said, after "The cabinets look fabulous", was "Now you'll have to reupholster those chairs." I mean seriously. Am I my mother's daughter, or what? Luckily, we already know that I'm wretched at upholstery (please see this blog entry to refresh your memory) so I think I'm going to kill some time fantasizing and then woo Mummy into helping me with the reupholstery on her next visit to the city. A grand plan!
One of the styles I am gravitating to, if we were to completely replace the chairs, would be something more slender with a fabulous molded wood back. Take a gander: