Do you own a piece of furniture from an older era that fights your mid mod mad aesthetic? If you’re willing to embrace the eclectic: Upholster it is an outrageous fabric or one that contradicts its original era. That’s what Christine did — and now, she says, she has a chair that “makes me smile every time I walk into my living room.” How outrageous did she go? Pretty darned outrageous >>
Hi Pam. Referring to your post about new old stock fabrics from GilFabrics (Etsy), I ended up buying the blue/green wave fabric and reupholstered a chair in it. The chair is a Victorian/Eastlake type of chair (wrong century – ha ha). It looks fantastic.
I looked for fabric for two years for this chair, so thanks to you and your write up on (the fabrics in) that shop, I now have a chair that makes me smile every time I walk into my living room. The chair looks great with my “Cone” Chairs too. I’m just a mish mash of eras!
Nicely done, Christine! My “dream house” would be a mish mash of eras, too. P.S. Writing this post led me to look at GilFabrics again. I ended up buying some vintage vinyl — the gold scrolled — for use in my Mahalo Lounge — some of the vintage vinyls on the site are pretty awesome!