Embroidered Chair Backs

two tone green dining room chairs with embroidered medallion backs

Custom embroidered chair backs are unique details that set these dining room chairs apart.

As if the panoramic de Gournay wallpaper wasn’t enough to raise the bar in this elegant dining room, designer Ruthie Chapman Sommers went for it all.  Custom two-tone green upholstered dining chairs circle a pedestal table with flared base. Each chair is upholstered with light green fabric which bends well with the dark wood finish. In contrast, the embroidered chair backs are embellished with intricate medallions. Metal studs edge the chair seats with a graceful criss cross on the lower backs.

custom embroidered medallions on dining room chair backs by Ruthie SommersThe designer then switched to single studs  spaced evenly around the chair back, much like the double nail spacing I had done on my French os de mouton chairs. This is an especially elegant and custom way to upholster chairs in a dining room where the backs and often most visible as the chairs are used and viewed. An antique chandelier and mirror amplify the glamour.

(Source: Veranda)

For more personalized upholstery ideas see:

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2 Responses to Embroidered Chair Backs

  1. Jane F @ Atticmag December 19, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    That treatment of the chairs should really get an award because it’s oriented to the reality that mostly they will be seen from the back! Rarely are dining chairs treated in a way that uses the backs decoratively. The way the nail heads are worked along the seat is also refined and lovely. This is definitely an improvement on what would otherwise be totally conventional d.r. chairs.


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