June 8, 2011

Upholstery choices

from M Naeve in Houston, TX

Lately I've been contemplating upholstery options for a loveseat and chair that needs recovering. The pieces are Louis XVI style reproductions, made in the 1940's. I'm torn between a colorful print that makes the pieces more unusual and a solid, safer neutral. I've found lots of appealing options online.

I love the burlap look. But have you ever actually sat on a burlap-covered chair? Not comfortable! 

A few solid choices above. And a red and beige striped option that still looks quite classic, from the home of Carolina Herrerra, featured in Vogue Living Fall/Winter 2007, found on The Peak of Chic blog.

Love this clean white sofa. Not very practical for everyday use, but it really mixes well with anything else that happens to be in the room!

An interesting blue ikat print, from Barrie Briggs Spang blog

A suzani covered setee, from House Beautiful, via the blog Design Chat with Kim Lemmon
bright Suzani covered sofa, found on 1st dibs

from House Beautiful

Eye-catching mix of pattern and solid, from Atlanta Homes blog.

from Coastal Living, via the Chicer Antiquer

from the apartment of Kate and Andy Spade


Karyn said...

With so many choices, making a choice for just one can be so daunting. I love the last striped one the best. Oh and have you seen the suzanni covered couch that Nathan Turner has? Love.

Carola Zajdman said...

I love your blog so much, just great !