Wednesday, May 14, 2014


When a good friend and client of mine (and fellow mid-mod lover) found this adorable little accent chair I knew we needed to find a great fabric to bring it back to life so it could occupy a prime location in her living room.  The lines are fantastic, the overall shape very classic, and wood in perfect condition.  While many a fabric option flew around, we both continually gravitated to a classic 50s weave with lots of texture.  While I love to update mid-century chairs with a more contemporary fabric, this one just seemed to need something a bit more of its day.

The original fabric did nothing to enhance the chair frame, making the entire chair seem orange and just plain dated and boring.  We decided to go cooler to contrast the frame and really show off the wood, and also work in with the living room gray-blue walls, furniture and accents.  The beauty of this particular fabric is that the weave incorporates a warm neutral into the blues, really making the chair feel whole.  I am so happy with the way it turned out, thanks to my great client for the opportunity to refresh this great little piece of modern furniture history!

Here is the before-


And the after-

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