French Chairs: Striped Upholstery

French chairs can be art pieces all on their own.  While many people feel red is a little bold to put on their walls, they might think red would look fabulous on an accent chair.  Furniture is one way many people are able to try bright colors without feeling overwhelmed.  Designer Brian McCarthy featured a very bold french chair with red and white upholstery on a gold frame  that was shown in the Elle Decor 2007 issue.

Ticking Stripe Periwinkle/Ivory Fabric By The Yard
Ticking Stripe Pink/White Fabric By The Yard
Vertical Stripe American Red Fabric By The Yard

Kate Spade and husband Andy Spade use French chairs through out their New York Apartment adding bright colors to their home with their furniture.  In their living room you see a lovely pair of striped chairs in cream and white, while in front of their bathroom, you see a brightly striped red chair with a natural wood french frame.  If you are looking for a lovely classic print, striped upholstery fabric in subtle colors can be a very soft look.  A striped fabric with cream and beige featured on painted french frame can be a classic choice that will not date over the years.  On the other hand if you are looking for a statement piece, consider a stripe in a bold print.  Consider using the color wheel with your interior home colors and choosing a upholstery color opposite from your homes interior to make your statement chair pop.


Striped French Chairs Brian McCarthy Featured in Elle Decor

French Chair: Brian McCarthy Elle Decor

Kate and Andy Spade's Apartment

Kate and Andy Spade's Apartment

This photo was originally seen on Habitually Chic Blog

Kate and Andy Spade's Apartment

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