8.14.2012

CLIENT PROGRESS: REUPHOLSTERED VINTAGE ARM CHAIRS





Found these amazing vintage Mid Century chairs for my client's sitting room and new they'd be perfect. This is a His & Hers set, which is not quite what I had in mind, so I had my upholsterer build the "her" up to match the size of the "his". Didn't know they could do that?? Yup, you'd be surprised at what's possible with a skilled upholsterer...it's one of the reasons I love sourcing vintage furniture! 
I used Thom Filicia's Prospect in Shadow on the outside back & arms (new language I learned from my upholsterer--outside back, outside front, outside arms, & inside--the proper way to spec a job like this) and Waverly Strands in Sterling on the front. Strands actually wasn't my first choice, but I loved the reverse of the fabric together with the Prospect, so I went with it. I stopped by to check on the progress yesterday & I LOVE how they're turning out--can't wait to see everything together! 

To see more fabrics from their project, go here

**The idea of a "his & hers" set is very smart, seeing as we women are clearly incapable of sitting in chairs "sized for a man". Thank you, Thoughtful Chair Designer.



8 comments:

wydevendesigns.com said...

Love these - you and I are in the same business - check out my stuff as well!

Gerrie

pve design said...

You are simply amazing. That took courage. I was thinking the same thing about the height of the back of the chair! They are so witty re-upholstered.
pve

Amanda said...

umm hello!! those are crazy gorgeous! cant wait to see them in the space!

Anonymous said...

Amazing LOVE!!!!!
mender56

Bernadette @B3HD said...

Really interested in how these turn out. Especially the "build up" part you're talking about for her's to match his height.

Love your eye for the bones of a piece. Your fabric selections always just kill it.

Bernadette
www.b3hd.blogspot.com

Tonia B. said...

Looks like your project is really coming along. I love the fabric choices for the chairs.

Holly said...

Dayka!! To say I'm in love with these is an understatement - and the Before?? Those photos speak for themselves. They look awesome and you are going to have very happy clients.

Cris Angsten said...

I never even thought to ASK my upholsterer if he could do something about the size of the "hers" chairs I have pulled from the Inn I am working on. Instead I've been replacing with closer-to-matched sets. Oh bummer! The chairs look great!!! Love your fabric choices :-)

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