ISSUE 47  |  Thanksgiving Table

Furniture: “It’s Complicated” Dining Chair from Berkshire Home & Antiques

November 22, 2010 7:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Last year, when we ran Steal This Look: It's Complicated Kitchen Accessories, dozens of readers asked about the distinctive dining chairs featured in the Nancy Meyers movie. Set decorator Beth Rubino commissioned the chairs in question from Berkshire Home & Antiques in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, one of her favorite sources. "I based the design of the chairs on antiques I spotted in a photo," Rubino says. "The original chairs were diminutive and fragile in look, so I beefed them up to a California scale; once we started building the prototype, we tweaked it just a bit more to give them a truly comfortable feel. They're crazy comfortable and they fit anyone and everyone."

Good news for fans of the Its Complicated kitchen: We recently learned that Berkshire Home & Antiques is now offering the It's Complicated Dining Chair made of ebonized wood with cane seats; for more information, go to Berkshire Home & Antiques.