First of all, I had a tablecloth made from this fabric, which is pretty much the jumping off point for the room. It's a pretty strong print and although I love it, I decided to use it on the tablecloth and keep the upholstered pieces more neutral. I do love my new tablecloth but I don't love the way the needlepoint seat covers on my chairs compete with the bold print.
See what I mean? It's all just too much. I've been looking at fabric options for my chairs when I realized I already had everything I needed to make over the chairs. I looked through my sizable fabric stash and found this neutral cotton velvet, and as luck would have it, I had enough to recover the 2 chairs.
Side note: Although the needlepoint seats aren't working for me now, I decided to just go over them with the velvet. The needlepoint pattern is in perfect condition and I wanted to preserve it.
Here's the finished cushion - much more neutral but kind of boring for me. So I added some interest with this green Greek Key tape I had purchased a while back.
Just a stripe of Greek Key trim down the center of the cushion.
Much better! Kind of a palette cleanser for the whole area. Now, to complete this area all I need is a yellow upholstered bench
and a spotty cowhide rug
Making any progress over at your place? I'd love to hear about it!
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