Philadelphia PenthouseEclectic Dining Room, Philadelphia
Wingback chair in Navy Fleur Chinoise fabric by Caitlin Wilson Textiles.
Courtney Apple Photography
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Custom EssentialsUpholstery. Custom upholstering an entire piece of furniture, such as an armchair or a sofa, can quickly add up. But focusing on something simple, like the seats of dining chairs, can be a small investment with a big payoff.
8. Re-cover a seat cushion. Unlike a full reupholstery job, re-covering a seat cushion is a relatively simple and satisfying project.Tools of the trade: Staple gun, new fabric and foam or batting.How-to: Unscrew the seat cushion from the chair. Remove the old fabric and use it as a template to cut new fabric. If the batting or foam cushion is very worn, replace it. Wrap the new fabric over the seat and use a staple gun to attach it. Screw the seat back in place.Step-by-step instructions: How to Re-Cover a Seat Cushion
4. Use colorful and boldly patterned fabrics. Big color and scale are right at home with white walls. In this dining space the colors from the art are repeated in the fabric selections. Use art as a palette starter and build from there.
"We moved to Philly on a student budget, so I scored our huge dining table and chairs from Craigslist. I reupholstered the chairs and wingbacks in my signature fabric, Navy Fleur Chinoise," Wilson says. Her parents loaned their artwork to Wilson and her husband to remind the couple of their previous home in California.