Changing the fabric on a chair can completely change the flavor, or style.
I am sharing the great room chairs first. They were covered in a floral chintz from our vacation house. Usage and light finally deemed that it was time for a new covering on those chairs. With the original fabric, the chairs looked sort of country English. At least that was my intent when I picked out the fabric and frame.
Here is the fabric back in December. I was making do...as the chairs did not match the rug and wall color. But hey, we do that. We make do.
The colors may vary some...but the fabric is gold, with shades of burgundy/merlot as the paisley. I have the same colors in the wool rug too. Yes...I planned it that way. Remember my tip about starting from the floor and going up!? I put this fabric on top of the rug so that I would know that the colors match.
|In the evenings we usually have these lights on|
...low light for watching tv, etc.
Moving on...here are the darlings again! I am tickled pink that these chairs turned out as well as they did. Hubby remarked that the chairs go better with the old cherry table now too. (He's right!)
And notice that my soldier in the print is framed in burgundy, black and gold matting, with a gold leaf wood frame. It's all about the details. The brass lamps also help with the gold, as well as the lamp shades which are black but lined in a metallic gold. The metal cachepot is painted black with gold touches.
Repeating colors is my key to a cohesive room! It is my "go to" method. Start with the floor, and keep adding items with the colors you choose as your primary ones. Too many colors and your room might come across as a kindergarten classroom.
This is a heavy upholstery weight fabric and it should wear well. I actually do not know the manufacturer or pattern name. Unusual for me! ...but I bought this at an interior design shop (Creative Interiors) in Bowling Green, KY and they ordered the fabric for me. They are online if you are interested in tracking down this fabric.
The yellow light makes the fabric look extra gold in some of the pictures.
The upholsterer did a great job with the cording, arm tucks, and all of the matching. I told him not to worry about matching every single strip of fabric. I said as long as the seat, back, and front matched I would be ok. This fabric did not cause me to loose sleep...but it was on my mind a lot worrying about how it would be on these chairs.
You can see some of the rug colors in this picture.
And here we have it. The first set of chairs passes muster. I will share the next set in a day or two. He is still working on the third set...the wingbacks.
Looks like I will have all of the chairs back in place in time for the anniversary party! Yea! People will need places to sit after all. :-) I was hoping I would not need to bring in yard chairs. Just kidding. But really! Things can happen when you least expect it.
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