These shabby chic armchairs used to grace the be-laced room of our customers’ young daughter. Once they decided to update her room, they moved these chairs to the family room, where they now provide additional seating around an overstuffed leather couch and stately accent bench.
At first they wanted “anything but pink.” We helped them talk through the look they were going for and, in the end, we thought their fabric choice was simply divine! Adding an almost nautical looking flourish pattern to the more traditional lines of the shabby chic chair frame brought a delightful juxtaposition to her otherwise conventional furniture. Notice how the fabric lines highlight the swirls in the delicate wood carving even while they add a completely different feel to the set. We finished it off with a professional double welt and matching arm pads, and sent them home happy.
We don’t know which customers are happiest in this situation: the daughter, who’s room is now black and gold, or her parents, who made the great choice to reupholster instead of starting from scratch. What do you think?