08 July 2008
maison21 had a set of dining chairs covered in shiny white faux alligator vinyl with a black cord trim for a client, and we thought they turned out so well, we had to pop off one of the seats to take back to the maison21 atelier and try it out on our own 1980's black lacquer queen anne dining chairs (cushion is a little too big for our chairs, but you get the idea).
kinda fabulous, no? and please agree- we've already bought more mock croc vinyl and dropped the seats off at the upholsterer.
m21 has actually been dithering about what to cover his dining chairs in for like, ever- we really would have liked a black horsehair with a black leather welt, but it's just too darn expensive for richard to destroy. then we had our hearts set on a natural woven raffia (with a black contrast welt), but decided the texture of raffia would be just too tempting (might as well sprinkle catnip on them, too). after seeing how luxe the chic vinyl we recommended as an inexpensive, low maintenance option for a client with kids and pets turned out, we realized that it was also the perfect option for the pet-centric household here at the m21 atelier.
Posted by christian may at 7/08/2008