Some time ago, I was pondering over fabric (you can read about it here) to re-do three chairs that had been lurking around the house for rather too long, two looking shabby and unloved, and one a bit on the niffy side, with horrible fringing.
What I had decided on was Vanessa Arbuthnott's 'Cow Parsley' for the two red chairs...
...but then I realised that the linear design might not suit the chairs (I could only find pictures of it looking stunning as curtains). So instead we plumped for her 'Plain Dotty', and here is one of the chairs...
I like the way the upholsterer added a bit of shallow buttoning, a nice, elegant touch.
For the fringed chair we had settled on Elanbach's Zennor in blue...
...but when the upholsterer suggested the chair (which turns out to be a fairly unusual Victorian iron-frame) would look super with deep buttoning, I once again doubted that my choice would be really suitable, so instead chose one that hadn't even been in the running, Elanbach's 'Bouquet Trail' in white-lilac.
I wanted to use a pattern, and this one, with its delicate colouring, was more subtle, so wouldn't overwhelm the chair, I thought. And here it is!
I am thrilled with it! It is so pretty and dainty! The colour is slightly more lilac-y than it looks here, but not overpoweringly so.
Look how much better without the fringe - we can see the legs and castors (I do like an original castor...)
A lovely place to sit, surrounded by sewing, knitting and music!
Have a happy Friday and a lovely weekend!
PS If you need an upholsterer in the north-east of Hampshire/Surrey border area, Herberts Foam and Textile in Aldershot did a great job and have been very helpful!