Good Questions: What Color / Kind Upholstery?

Good Questions: What Color / Kind Upholstery?

Aaron Able
Feb 27, 2009

Hi AT ! I bought these great French chairs for almost nothing, and would like to reupholster them. The fabric not only doesn't fit with my living room, but is very worn. I am having a hard time deciding what color to use. My apartment is an "attic style" (under the roof) with exposed beams and slanted ceilings, with a lot of wood around (beams, floors, staircase), and tons of light! I bought this apartment just over a year ago, so it's a constant work in progress. There is already a lot of color accents incorporated (see photo), so I'm hesitant to add another big splash of color. I'm also hesitant to upholster the chairs in a grey like the sofa, afraid of it being too grey! Was thinking a light taupe-ish pink, or a grey with a colored pinstripe? I'd like to stay in the velvets for the depth and a warm color. Any ideas? Help!! Thanks Melissa

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We love these chairs! — and we think the current color works well in your space! Be wary of too much pink/gray/mauve...what does everyone else think?

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