I recently worked on a project where I was confronted with well-worn chairs that I'd placed into a home over 10 years ago. Showing the signs of age, both in wear and style, we decided a little updating was in order. We selected a simple cream linen from Kravet Fabrics, opting for a lighter, fresher approach to a room that was originally decorated when "old world" was in vogue. We also decided to eliminate the skirt and expose the legs that were underneath the chairs. We selected a small nailhead trim, and alternated the spacing, to give the traditional rolled arms a more stylized appearance. New foam and Dacron wrapping cinched the deal in turning our old, tired chairs into something new & smart. I'm now very confident that these chairs will be fabulous for another 10 years.
There are so many choices in nailhead trims that it's hard to limit yourself to just one. I used D'Kei to select a small 1/4" chrome profile. Breaking up the head-to-head spacing gives the furniture a modern aesthetic.