For this particular client and space we decided to do one specific fabric for the cushions, another on the chair back and a third for the welt cord that runs around the back as well as the cushions. If you're not familiar with what a welt cord is, it is the decorative edge around a pillow, cushion or sometimes what you'd see on a cornice box. It is another way to add character to a piece.
The fabric selected for the cushions is a whimsical floral with a neutral background. This particular floral is very colorful without being ostentatious. Grounding this great floral on the back of the chair is a tweedy fabric with tans, greens and reds blended together. It has great texture and pairs nicely with the rush seat. The welt cord is a strawberry red that pops off the cushions and the chair back around the tweed fabric.
All of these great fabrics are brought together with a beautiful mahogany toned wood that gives these chairs a touch of elegance. What is great about blending all of these traditional options with that touch of whimsy is that it creates a more light-hearted space that the entire family will enjoy, not just mom.
We will have the finished room to show you in the next few weeks, but until they are taken I want to share the chairs with you because they are vibrantly fun and whimsical. Wait until you see them in the room, they are fabulous.
|Side profile allows you to see the rush seat, tweed fabric back, gorgeous floral and that strawberry red welt cord around the cushions and back between fabric and wood.|
|Here's the back fabric with welting.|