Sumptuous and sophisticated slipcovers

Good morning! Hope everyone had a wonderful and enjoyable weekend. Finally our heat wave broke last night…..and outside we went to alas enjoy a beautiful summer evening! I love the look of a delicate slipcovered chair, whether?it be an occasional chair in a living room, a set of dining chairs or a grouping in a living room. There is something about the crisp linen slipcovers that just does something for me. I always used to think of them as being exclusively for country french homes, shabby chic, and romantic cottage styles but slipcovers have come a long long way. They have moved well beyond the cute and charming and have crossed over big time into highly sophisticated and elegant territory.

?They work as beautifully in very traditional homes as they do in smaller cottage charmers and are found in even more transitional style homes. I also like seeing this look against rich warm woods. It is an elegant look and still brings a certain degree of texture and contrast into the room. I am considering incorporating this look into my own home somewhere somehow, maybe even on a small delicate French chair for my bathroom. There are also many variations ?on how to finish slipcovers, from ties to buttons to pleats and darts….there are endless numbers of possibilities. So today is all about the sophisticated look of using slipcovers. What do you think? Is it a look you like? I always like to know!

How beautiful is this? Lauren Ross
Slipcovered?chairs are used with big wing head chairs, beautiful! Cote Texas
Tracery used pretty off white linen slipcovered dining chairs which look beautiful in this gorgeous room of pale warm woods and stone
They aren’t just for indoors! John Saladino beautifully created this setting with white slipcovered chairs on this stunning covered porch
Cindy Rinfret beautifully shows how slipcovers can be used in even the most formal dining rooms with?these gorgeous patterned slipcovered chairs
Could a slipcover look any prettier in any more of a beautiful setting? Mayflower
I like the softness that they add to a space, such as with these pretty slipcovered stools, DeCesare Design group
A pretty English chair gets a soft blue and white patterened slipcover, Heirloom Philosophy
Here slipcoverd French chairs are mixed with framed head chairs…stunning! Annie Brahler
Slipcovers in a pretty floral add a casual but refined feel to this room, Julia Hamilton
This country feeling room is like a breath of fresh air with all the white slipcovers…..
Stunning outdoors as they are indoors, what a setting this is! Harmony and Home
A beautiful dining room by Phoebe Howard where she uses the slipcovers only at the head
Love this elegant and monochromatic dining room, Elle
Slipcovers need not be a solid, here they are done in a fun and soft print, House Beautiful
Love the white in this more modern/transitional space by Turner Davis
A pretty living room chair gets slipcovered with a delicate pleat, Lauren Ross
A stunning pair of slipcovered slipper chairs grace an elegant foyer chest and mirror, Phoebe Howard
This is such an open, airy and great looking space done in all white, Jacqueline Derrey Segura
John Saladino used crisp white linen slipcovers in this elegant and sun filled coastal living room
A beautiful and delicate looking slipcovered chair always looks right in a bathroom
Slipcovers are also used in more contemporary/transitional spaces, Belgian Pearls
Another stunning dining room by Phoebe Howard, love using a print as a slipcover
Windsor Smith added just the right amount of pop into this dramatic and beautiful kitchen by adding an oversized white slipcovered head chair to the dining table
Nina Schwinghammer chose to slipcover these two pretty delicate looking French chairs
Pretty beige slipcovered chairs add a softness to this elegant dining nook with a view
Always loved this kitchen with the slipcovered chairs in the breakfast room..gorgeous!
What an inviting spot! Love the idea of mixing in slip covered chairs with a banquette loaded with oodles of fun decorative pillows. Southern Living
This romantic very French feeling dining room is designed by Lauren Ross
Diana Sawicki designed this elegant dining room with pretty pleated slipcovered chairs
White, linen and ocean just seem to be synonymous
What is it about white slipcovered sofas and chairs and coastal living that seem to go hand in hand? Coastal Living magazine
In case it looks familiar…..its that dining room we all loved from the movie “Somethings gotta give”
Suzanne Kasler used slipcovered benches for seating at this pretty rustic farm table
As much as I love the look, I cannot help but wonder where do kids figure into this picture? HB
And a little recap on all these slipcovered beauties…..
If you enjoyed this mosaic, please go to http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/?for Mosaic Monday to see more fabulous mosaics! So back to slipcoveres….what do you think? Is it a look you already have in your own home or a look you would consider using? Always love to know and of course if you have a favorite!

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Sumptuous and sophisticated slipcovers

Good morning! Hope everyone had a wonderful and enjoyable weekend. Finally our heat wave broke last night…..and outside we went to alas enjoy a beautiful summer evening! I love the look of a delicate slipcovered chair, whether it be an occasional chair in a living room, a set of dining chairs or a grouping in a living room. There is something about the crisp linen slipcovers that just does something for me. I always used to think of them as being exclusively for country french homes, shabby chic, and romantic cottage styles but slipcovers have come a long long way. They have moved well beyond the cute and charming and have crossed over big time into highly sophisticated and elegant territory.
 They work as beautifully in very traditional homes as they do in smaller cottage charmers and are found in even more transitional style homes. I also like seeing this look against rich warm woods. It is an elegant look and still brings a certain degree of texture and contrast into the room. I am considering incorporating this look into my own home somewhere somehow, maybe even on a small delicate French chair for my bathroom. There are also many variations  on how to finish slipcovers, from ties to buttons to pleats and darts….there are endless numbers of possibilities. So today is all about the sophisticated look of using slipcovers. What do you think? Is it a look you like? I always like to know!

How beautiful is this? Lauren Ross
Slipcovered chairs are used with big wing head chairs, beautiful! Cote Texas
Tracery used pretty off white linen slipcovered dining chairs which look beautiful in this gorgeous room of pale warm woods and stone
They aren’t just for indoors! John Saladino beautifully created this setting with white slipcovered chairs on this stunning covered porch
Cindy Rinfret beautifully shows how slipcovers can be used in even the most formal dining rooms with these gorgeous patterned slipcovered chairs
Could a slipcover look any prettier in any more of a beautiful setting? Mayflower
I like the softness that they add to a space, such as with these pretty slipcovered stools, DeCesare Design group
A pretty English chair gets a soft blue and white patterened slipcover, Heirloom Philosophy
Here slipcoverd French chairs are mixed with framed head chairs…stunning! Annie Brahler
Slipcovers in a pretty floral add a casual but refined feel to this room, Julia Hamilton
This country feeling room is like a breath of fresh air with all the white slipcovers…..
Stunning outdoors as they are indoors, what a setting this is! Harmony and Home
A beautiful dining room by Phoebe Howard where she uses the slipcovers only at the head
Love this elegant and monochromatic dining room, Elle
Slipcovers need not be a solid, here they are done in a fun and soft print, House Beautiful
Love the white in this more modern/transitional space by Turner Davis
A pretty living room chair gets slipcovered with a delicate pleat, Lauren Ross
A stunning pair of slipcovered slipper chairs grace an elegant foyer chest and mirror, Phoebe Howard
This is such an open, airy and great looking space done in all white, Jacqueline Derrey Segura
John Saladino used crisp white linen slipcovers in this elegant and sun filled coastal living room
A beautiful and delicate looking slipcovered chair always looks right in a bathroom
Slipcovers are also used in more contemporary/transitional spaces, Belgian Pearls
Another stunning dining room by Phoebe Howard, love using a print as a slipcover
Windsor Smith added just the right amount of pop into this dramatic and beautiful kitchen by adding an oversized white slipcovered head chair to the dining table
Nina Schwinghammer chose to slipcover these two pretty delicate looking French chairs
Pretty beige slipcovered chairs add a softness to this elegant dining nook with a view
Always loved this kitchen with the slipcovered chairs in the breakfast room..gorgeous!
What an inviting spot! Love the idea of mixing in slip covered chairs with a banquette loaded with oodles of fun decorative pillows. Southern Living
This romantic very French feeling dining room is designed by Lauren Ross
Diana Sawicki designed this elegant dining room with pretty pleated slipcovered chairs
White, linen and ocean just seem to be synonymous
What is it about white slipcovered sofas and chairs and coastal living that seem to go hand in hand? Coastal Living magazine
In case it looks familiar…..its that dining room we all loved from the movie “Somethings gotta give”
Suzanne Kasler used slipcovered benches for seating at this pretty rustic farm table
As much as I love the look, I cannot help but wonder where do kids figure into this picture? HB
And a little recap on all these slipcovered beauties…..
If you enjoyed this mosaic, please go to http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/ for Mosaic Monday to see more fabulous mosaics! So back to slipcoveres….what do you think? Is it a look you already have in your own home or a look you would consider using? Always love to know and of course if you have a favorite!

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My "chair"e amour

Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is off to have a wonderful day. Tell me who doesn’t have some amour for chairs! We all have them, and I am nearly sure we all love them. Can you imagine a room without them? ?I cannot even begin to wrap my head around all the different styles, frames, fabrics and colors that chairs come in,…its endless. They often anchor a room with the way they are scattered throughout, or may be flanking a fireplace…..without them well our interiors would be rather boring and mundane.?

Today I focus on a wide rage of chairs, scalloped, club, wing, French caned back,wood framed,side chair,etc…the list goes on! Do you have a favorite kind of chair you like to use when decorating? A favorite type of fabric to use on the chairs? All I know is there is nothing quite as nice as sinking into a really comfortable chair (one with down really helps) and getting comfy and cozy, perhaps with a good book, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Add an ottoman, big bonus points! I love chairs not only in the obvious places like living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms but in bathrooms and in foyers, back halls and even stair landings. Chairs know no bounds…so lets take ?a look!

How about a new twist on an old classic? A french chair painted black with purple Ikat! Decorpad

Beautiful and serene room, love the chairs all done in a neutral ivory, Jessica Helgerson
Suzanne Kasler used a pair of dramatic black chairs to flank this foyer console
I like the idea of mixing styles as Janet Simon did here so beautifully!
Always liked the elegant lines of a slipper chair, Ashley Whittaker
Have always liked the look of mixing slipcovered head chairs with wood frames in a dining room, Phoebe Howard
How about this pair of French wingbacks updated with a solid fabric and trellis pillows? Thornton Design
Always loved this gorgeous dining room by Phoebe Howard, fabulous fabric on a fully slipcovered chair, amazing!
Love the look of adding a nice sized chair in a bolder fabric in an otherwise serene feeling bedroom, Ashley Goforth
Lots of color in this foyer with a pair of Sheraton styled chairs, HouseandInteriors
Love a delicate caned back chair like this one in a bathroom…so luxurious! Palm Design
Love the shape on these gorgeous chairs…the vibrant yellow damask adds a bit of drama too
Chairs can be covered in highly patterned fabric to provide maximum drama as was done here, Sherill Canet
How about this gorgeous little French settee/chair in this luxurious master bathroom! House Beautiful
I like the look of putting all arm chairs with high backs at a table, and finishing them with a beautiful and interesting fabric, Nancy Boszhardt
Imperial Trellis fabric is just ?stunning on these beautiful chairs…love the shape! Brown Design
How about these neat lacquered chinoiserie chairs? I think they are fun! Ruthie Summers
This dramatic dining room got art deco French inspired chairs, Stephen Sills
Love a slipcovered chair in a bathroom or at a vanity, its the crowning touch!
One way to add interest to a room is using an unusual shaped chair but still keeping it quiet by using a monochromatic fabric, DeCesare Design
Love streamlined classic chairs like this one in an all white palette, Sarah Richardson
I have always loved the look of white linen slipcovered chairs at a dining table, Diana Sawicki
An elegant pair of gilded French chairs in gold silk, Jan Showers
I like these French bistro bar stools for a beautiful kitchen, Janet Simon
Elegant geometric print was used on these beautiful updated club chairs, Sarah Richardson
Beautiful tufted chairs in ivory, Decorpad
How about a classic chair covered in two different fabrics? Yes or no?
I like the idea of adding an unusual shaped chair to a vanity as was done here, Nancy Boszhardt
How about this leopard beauty adorned wiht linen french pillows? Love! Vignettedesign blog
I like seeing a fully upholstered slipcovered chairs at a dining room with wood chairs, it really makes for an interesting space Windsor Smith
Diana Sawicki created this gorgeous arrangement, using three oversized chairs…cozy and stunning!
Thom Filicia gave these elegant wingback chairs done in a natural leather nailheads as a trim, stunning!
Melanie Elston chose this delicate French looking chair for this elegant master bath
Love a pair of club chairs outfitted with gorgeous pillows, and the ottomans are always a bonus!
Sarah Richardson
Love the look of a pair of attractive large scaled club chairs, you can never go wrong. Diana Sawicki
I like seeing a solid little chair next to an over the top wall like this one!?
How about this funky pair of giraffe print hairhide?chairs? Talk about making a statement!
Courtney Giles chose these interesting art deco feeling chairs to flank in front of the fireplace
I love the elegant feeling of this room, the Louis VXI chairs add a delicate touch, Palm Design
Notice how all the chairs in this room were done in lucite, so pretty! Catherine Cleare
Stephen Sills chose a club chair for this pretty dining room covered in a solid linen
How about the look of a striped linen on these chairs in a formal room? I like it! Phoebe Howard
A monogrammed chair? Absolutely! Photo by Ashlee Raubach?
I am always a sucker for a painted french chair…love this setting! Photo by Andreas Trauttmansdorf
How about a beautiful Chesterfield chair and ottoman covered in rich black velvet?
An elegant club chair in a soft fabric with?a beautiful pillow is always spot on, Muse Design
Interesting shaped chairs get a pop of color in this citron velvet, love it! Muse and Christina Murphy
Just love these oversized slipcovered linen chairs, so comfy and chic! Palm Design Group
Boszhardt chose to put a bold fabric on these wing chairs as a focal point in this quiet master bedroom
A classic pair of Barbara Barry transitional styled chairs
A gorgeous delicate chaise lounge is a great accent piece as is the beautiful chair with an interesting back in this vanity/dressing area, Diana Sawicki
I love the idea of two generously sized club chairs with an ottoman in front of the fireplace, Ashely Goforth
How about a new twist like turquoise leather on an old favorite, like a delicate French chair!
I like the idea of slipcovered kitchen/bar stools, DeCesare Design
Love the feeling of a dustruffle on a formal chair, gives it a sense of femininity, Phoebe Howard
I like seeing a neutral pair of streamlined high back chairs facing each other, Amy Morris
This is great looking, lattice backed chairs covered wtih fabric and a bench at a cozy breakfast room seating area, Sherill Canet
How about the idea of using two different fabrics on a dining room chair? DeCesare Design
What do you think about adding bullion fringe to a pair of large club chairs? I like it when its monochromatic and doesnt’ stand out too much, photo by Andreas Trauttmansdorf
You knew this was coming….yep had fun AGAIN doing a “recap” of the chairs! (This is the OCD in me) So just in case you want a second peek, here it goes….
So whats your take on chairs? Do you have a favorite style? I personally love a really good comfortable tailored club chair and any chair that is French in design, they are so delicate and elegant! I love all the endless possibilities of designing a chair….and how they can have such an impact on a room. Always love to know what you think! Hope you have an enchanted day!

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My “chair”e amour

Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is off to have a wonderful day. Tell me who doesn’t have some amour for chairs! We all have them, and I am nearly sure we all love them. Can you imagine a room without them?  I cannot even begin to wrap my head around all the different styles, frames, fabrics and colors that chairs come in,…its endless. They often anchor a room with the way they are scattered throughout, or may be flanking a fireplace…..without them well our interiors would be rather boring and mundane. 
Today I focus on a wide rage of chairs, scalloped, club, wing, French caned back,wood framed,side chair,etc…the list goes on! Do you have a favorite kind of chair you like to use when decorating? A favorite type of fabric to use on the chairs? All I know is there is nothing quite as nice as sinking into a really comfortable chair (one with down really helps) and getting comfy and cozy, perhaps with a good book, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Add an ottoman, big bonus points! I love chairs not only in the obvious places like living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms but in bathrooms and in foyers, back halls and even stair landings. Chairs know no bounds…so lets take  a look!

How about a new twist on an old classic? A french chair painted black with purple Ikat! Decorpad

Beautiful and serene room, love the chairs all done in a neutral ivory, Jessica Helgerson
Suzanne Kasler used a pair of dramatic black chairs to flank this foyer console
I like the idea of mixing styles as Janet Simon did here so beautifully!
Always liked the elegant lines of a slipper chair, Ashley Whittaker
Have always liked the look of mixing slipcovered head chairs with wood frames in a dining room, Phoebe Howard
How about this pair of French wingbacks updated with a solid fabric and trellis pillows? Thornton Design
Always loved this gorgeous dining room by Phoebe Howard, fabulous fabric on a fully slipcovered chair, amazing!
Love the look of adding a nice sized chair in a bolder fabric in an otherwise serene feeling bedroom, Ashley Goforth
Lots of color in this foyer with a pair of Sheraton styled chairs, HouseandInteriors
Love a delicate caned back chair like this one in a bathroom…so luxurious! Palm Design
Love the shape on these gorgeous chairs…the vibrant yellow damask adds a bit of drama too
Chairs can be covered in highly patterned fabric to provide maximum drama as was done here, Sherill Canet
How about this gorgeous little French settee/chair in this luxurious master bathroom! House Beautiful
I like the look of putting all arm chairs with high backs at a table, and finishing them with a beautiful and interesting fabric, Nancy Boszhardt
Imperial Trellis fabric is just  stunning on these beautiful chairs…love the shape! Brown Design
How about these neat lacquered chinoiserie chairs? I think they are fun! Ruthie Summers
This dramatic dining room got art deco French inspired chairs, Stephen Sills
Love a slipcovered chair in a bathroom or at a vanity, its the crowning touch!
One way to add interest to a room is using an unusual shaped chair but still keeping it quiet by using a monochromatic fabric, DeCesare Design
Love streamlined classic chairs like this one in an all white palette, Sarah Richardson
I have always loved the look of white linen slipcovered chairs at a dining table, Diana Sawicki
An elegant pair of gilded French chairs in gold silk, Jan Showers
I like these French bistro bar stools for a beautiful kitchen, Janet Simon
Elegant geometric print was used on these beautiful updated club chairs, Sarah Richardson
Beautiful tufted chairs in ivory, Decorpad
How about a classic chair covered in two different fabrics? Yes or no?
I like the idea of adding an unusual shaped chair to a vanity as was done here, Nancy Boszhardt
How about this leopard beauty adorned wiht linen french pillows? Love! Vignettedesign blog
I like seeing a fully upholstered slipcovered chairs at a dining room with wood chairs, it really makes for an interesting space Windsor Smith
Diana Sawicki created this gorgeous arrangement, using three oversized chairs…cozy and stunning!
Thom Filicia gave these elegant wingback chairs done in a natural leather nailheads as a trim, stunning!
Melanie Elston chose this delicate French looking chair for this elegant master bath
Love a pair of club chairs outfitted with gorgeous pillows, and the ottomans are always a bonus!
Sarah Richardson
Love the look of a pair of attractive large scaled club chairs, you can never go wrong. Diana Sawicki
I like seeing a solid little chair next to an over the top wall like this one! 
How about this funky pair of giraffe print hairhide chairs? Talk about making a statement!
Courtney Giles chose these interesting art deco feeling chairs to flank in front of the fireplace
I love the elegant feeling of this room, the Louis VXI chairs add a delicate touch, Palm Design
Notice how all the chairs in this room were done in lucite, so pretty! Catherine Cleare
Stephen Sills chose a club chair for this pretty dining room covered in a solid linen
How about the look of a striped linen on these chairs in a formal room? I like it! Phoebe Howard
A monogrammed chair? Absolutely! Photo by Ashlee Raubach 
I am always a sucker for a painted french chair…love this setting! Photo by Andreas Trauttmansdorf
How about a beautiful Chesterfield chair and ottoman covered in rich black velvet?
An elegant club chair in a soft fabric with a beautiful pillow is always spot on, Muse Design
Interesting shaped chairs get a pop of color in this citron velvet, love it! Muse and Christina Murphy
Just love these oversized slipcovered linen chairs, so comfy and chic! Palm Design Group
Boszhardt chose to put a bold fabric on these wing chairs as a focal point in this quiet master bedroom
A classic pair of Barbara Barry transitional styled chairs
A gorgeous delicate chaise lounge is a great accent piece as is the beautiful chair with an interesting back in this vanity/dressing area, Diana Sawicki
I love the idea of two generously sized club chairs with an ottoman in front of the fireplace, Ashely Goforth
How about a new twist like turquoise leather on an old favorite, like a delicate French chair!
I like the idea of slipcovered kitchen/bar stools, DeCesare Design
Love the feeling of a dustruffle on a formal chair, gives it a sense of femininity, Phoebe Howard
I like seeing a neutral pair of streamlined high back chairs facing each other, Amy Morris
This is great looking, lattice backed chairs covered wtih fabric and a bench at a cozy breakfast room seating area, Sherill Canet
How about the idea of using two different fabrics on a dining room chair? DeCesare Design
What do you think about adding bullion fringe to a pair of large club chairs? I like it when its monochromatic and doesnt’ stand out too much, photo by Andreas Trauttmansdorf
You knew this was coming….yep had fun AGAIN doing a “recap” of the chairs! (This is the OCD in me) So just in case you want a second peek, here it goes….
So whats your take on chairs? Do you have a favorite style? I personally love a really good comfortable tailored club chair and any chair that is French in design, they are so delicate and elegant! I love all the endless possibilities of designing a chair….and how they can have such an impact on a room. Always love to know what you think! Hope you have an enchanted day!

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