Design Lesson
Sep 20, 2011

Chair affair

By: Style at Home

Chair affair Author: Style At Home

Design Lesson
Sep 20, 2011

Chair affair

By: Style at Home
These revamped chairs will be auctioned off at the Chair Affair. Proceeds help the Furniture Bank collect and distribute donated furniture and housewares to women and children escaping violence and poverty. For more information, visit furniturebank.org.

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Country chic
Style at Home managing editor Tamara Robbins Griffith had this classic rocker spray lacquered white, and the base finished in a sunny yellow. Jim Thompson’s China Lilly 2067/01 fabric was used for the seat and toss cushions. Chair-Refined.jpgNatalie Hodgins, a stylist at Sarah Richardson Design, chose an ivory-coloured fabric from Designer Fabrics to recover this chair’s original worn upholstery. The frame was stained in a rich cherry and nailhead detailing adds an unique embellishment. chair-neo.jpg
Neo-baroque
Bev Hisey is a Canadian textile artist and carpet designer. The chair she chose was once covered in needlepoint. Bev replaced it with her signature machine-embroidered ants on gun-metal grey linen. She painted the frame in a similar shade.
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