Ambiance Interiors

san francisco bay area interior design

new fabric and a little bling go a long way!

design, living areas, Before & After, Furniture, VendorsHeidi MenardComment

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.

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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.