My Favorite Toile Chairs!
I’m sharing with you my favorite chairs I have here in my house. It was a project that my mom and I took on one Summer.
We found a pair of antique chairs at one of our FAVORITE antique shops in Portland, Oregon “Harvey & Steve’s Gallery” . The only thing was… they were pretty beat up.
The previous owner of the chairs had a cat and the cat destroyed the fabric portion of the chairs.
That’s okay, that meant two things: 1. A good price and 2. we got to choose some new fabric!
We somehow gained access to the Seattle Design Center and had so much fun looking through all of the designer housewares, furniture, and fabric.
At the design center, I fell in love with Hodsoll Mckenzie’s “Ladies and Gents” toile pattern!
It’s funny, because I actually saw this fabric on a French bergere chair in either Veranda or Architectural Digest. I remember thinking at the time, I wish I could find that fabric. And then one day, I did!!!
Now, let’s take a look at the chairs!
The fabric is a linen fabric in a soft blue/grey color in the background with a creme pattern. I think the chairs are from around the 1920s. Not super old, but it will do!
A look at the back…
I wish we had more fabric as Hodsoll Mckenzie no longer manufactures it. But it came at a premium price so I know why we don’t have more fabric!
I just love my bergere chairs so much! The fabric really is a home run.
|love these chairs!|
While I was googling the fabric, I found some other people using the same fabric.
I wish I could find the article when I first saw the fabric in a picture!
|Notice they covered the wall in it, picture from http://projects.ajc.com/gallery/view/living/home/hgregents/23.html|
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