Actually, the difference in colours of the table to the chairs, co-ordinates well with the picture on the wall. Maybe what is necessary is a sheer curtain to soften all the bikes outside. There are fabulous loosley woven jute and imitation jute sheers available. Those look like original Thornet chairs and I am not a believer in throwing things out, especially when they are the real deal.
It is difficult to photograph sheer curtains positively, the above images are just for examples.
Great, always good to have your individual style - especially when it works!
i actually like the combo.. perhaps you could tie in the space with the artwork? Using a centrepiece.... But I wouldnt change the table or chairs. Even think about adding a rug.
I love the artwork and was eyeing it off myself from Early Settler! The suggestion of something on the table is a great idea. Maybe a beautiful wooden tray with a group of succulents or herbs. That will also add some colour and a different texture. Along with the curtain idea, I think it will look great.
I would be careful adding a rug for fear of losing that open contemporary feel. You could bring home one or two to try (overnight or so). I know Cadrys' in Sydney will allow you to do this. They have beautiful rugs!
I think it looks fantastic and you have good taste, I love the contrast between the light oak table / floor and the dark thonet chairs. The walnut colour of the chairs adds warmth and their shape compliments your artwork. Also because the backs are open and you can see through them they add a sense of spaciousness to the room whereas a fully upholstered chair will look heavy and visually make the room look smaller. Original Thonet chairs are a timeless classic and are valuable so I would hang onto them. I think the light is a little small for the space though so maybe a larger shade on the light would be worth considering as it would complete the look - such as a simple narrow drum shade which will not detract from the beautiful chairs.
I love this combination of tables and chairs.
We would also suggest a RUG. Some of these would look great in this space ...
I am somewhat concerned about the leather floor rugs under diningchairs, the look would be great, but imagine wrestling the joins withyour chair. My memory of a child urgently requiring attention when Ipractically killed the uneven rug and other guest's upturned platesgetting out. Have a look at Dash and Albert, they have indoor/outdoorsimple design rugs that can be easily cleaned - even in the washingmachine if they fit. Not too costly, not too thick either and usefulsizing. For an heirloom, go to Living Edge - actually a great place tovisit for up-to-the-minute design in furniture, lighting and rugs. Also note, the rug must still have room with the chairs right out for balance as well as the above catastrophe.