are these chairs worth reupholstering?

Give a hand-me-down a whole new life.

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Upholstered in a fresh material, the most old-fashioned chairs can feel totally current. Try covering a new one—or transforming a hand-me-down or vintage find.

patently chic

The color is sedate; the effect is anything but: Luscious chocolate-brown vinyl gives a Louis XVI-esque fauteuil instant glamour.


Cowtan & Tout “Roxy” in Ebony contact Decorative Center Services for stores

botanical comfort

An organic update of a leafy print is a lovely alternative to a Georgian wing chair’s usual worn-leather treatment.


Hand-block-printed linen “Smokebush” in Chocolate contact for information

ladylike tweed

The petite contours of this Victorian-inspired slipper chair are bolstered by a traditional (and unexpectedly soft) textured silk tweed.


silk “Adoni” in Lavender/Gray from Decorative Center Services