Embroidered Chair Backs

two tone green dining room chairs with embroidered medallion backs

Introducing unique details set these dining room chairs apart from mainstream design.

As if the panoramic de Gournay wallpaper wasn’t enough to raise the bar, designer Ruthie Chapman Sommers went for it all.  Custom two-tone green dining chairs circle the pedestal table with flared base.  The chair backs are embroidered with intricate medallions [detailed below].  Upholstery nails wrap the seat, criss crossing on the lower back.  The designer then switched to single tacks spaced evenly around the chair back, much like the double nail spacing I had done on my French os de mouton chairs.  An antique chandelier and mirror amplify the already present glamour.

custom embroidered medallions on dining room chair backs by Ruthie SommersFor more personalized upholstery ideas, see Monogrammed Easy Chairs.

(Source: Veranda)

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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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