|Wingback Chairs used as Hostess Chairs at Dining Table (images on my pinterest board with sources associated) - link|
One of the tricks to this approach is look for pieces that work with the height of the table. It is most comfortable for diners to be sitting at the right height for the table and this measurement is perhaps the most critical for choosing non-conventional pieces. Here is a guide for seating height.
Standard-height dining tables and chairs are the most common. The measurement for a standard dining chair is between 16 and 17 inches for a 26-1/2-inch table and 18 inches for a table 28 to 30 inches tall.
|Great Looking Settee Sofa at this Table (although the seating height looks a little low to me) - source|
|Two Wing Back Chairs Work Perfectly at this Small Table source.|
|Matching but Unconventional Wing Backs at the Table - source|
|Love the Look - Not so Sure About Comfort - source|
|Colorful and Cheerful - source|
What do you think of this decorating trend - love it or not?