I think I’ve mentioned before that Katie Ridder is one of my absolute favorite interior designers. I know I did a review of her recent book. In fact, I like her style so much that I can’t hold it against her (well not much anyway) that she never responded to my request for an interview. I especially like her use of color and pattern combinations which brings me to my point… Yesterday I scored two beautiful mid century modern chairs on eBay.
Which I will (obviously) have to reupholster. That got me thinking about all the unique ways that Katie uses fabric. Specifically the use of two different fabrics sometimes with and sometimes without a contrasting piping.
I think these two chair are just made for a treatment like that. I’m going to put them in my son’s room. As these are lower cocktail chairs, they’ll work in his lounge area. But having just gone wild with his wall mural, I don’t want to go too crazy with the chairs. I have four fabrics at home already that would work.
I would love to see the blue polka dot as that’s got a mid century vibe to it paired with the bronze leather at the top. But, I think it might be too much with all that’s going on with his walls. A more sedate version would be either the felt (second from the top) and leather or the tweedy looking one at the bottom with the leather. BTW, all these fabrics are from the fabulous folks at Modern Fabrics. I guess you can tell I’ve got me mind set to using the leather on the seat and seat back. If I did do brown on brown, I could break it up with a strip of green piping… what do you think?
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