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Chair Interrupted

I've never given this surprisingly sturdy old Louis XV-style chair much of a chance to get comfortable in its own skin. I keep re-upholstering it. Since the chair is small and doesn't require much yardage, I can indulge in fabrics that would be too expensive for me on a larger project. (Today my current fabric obsession is still KWID's "Imperial Trellis" in Citrine.)

Although, I have to admit that sometimes I think this style chair looks its absolute best upholstered in a simple solid, like Mary McDonald's brown side chair below, photographed by Melanie Acevedo for House & Garden, November 2001.

If you're interested in re-inventing a chair, inspirational sites are Chair Couture and Blossom Home's Flickr page.


Wes said...

The chair itself is beautiful done in either fabric but im leaning more towards the citrine.

The Peak of Chic said...

To be honest, I think that Louis XV style chairs are so beautiful and versatile, they look great in both prints and solids. Can't wait to see the unveiling of the "new" chair :)

katiedid said...

Hhhhmmm. I can't decide. If you go with the KWID, a solid piping around the edges would be great!

style court said...


Great idea.