The light side is the "right" side.
The purple chintz wing chairs will be covered in this ivory jacquard damask. This fabric is a naturally washed heavy cotton that seems somehow dressy and casual at the same time. I chose the ivory damask for a couple of reasons...though I was very, very tempted by some other gorgeous fabrics.
First reason...the new ivory damask fabric goes well with my ivory damask sofa, also a cotton fabric. They are both ivory...but the jacquard patterns are different. I looked at white linen, but worried that the threads were not tightly woven enough. I looked at new splashy patterns...but that would put me back into a matching situation.
This is the third fabric and it will go on two chairs that flank my very old "family" dropleaf cherry table. It is a heavy duty upholstery fabric that I found in Bowling Green, KY.
I draped the fabric over one chair and tucked it in to get a feel for what the chairs will look like once they are recovered. Such a different look! The pattern is very large...but the room is also large. It should be fine.