The fabric they were found in, above, wasn't doing them any justice but underneath the "new" covering the original textile, below, was actually quite pretty.
It was a bit reminiscent of a modern favorite, Chiang Mai Dragon, which I have yet to use in a project but was unfortunately on back order for months....
The fabric above (which I would have done in another color) mimicked the pattern in the wood but I wasn't sold. Another favorite, Basseterre Earth, complemented the wood finish beautifully but was too busy.
And so it came to be....
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What can I say, sometimes less is more! I will merchandise them in the showroom with a colorful lumbar pillow, or pair them with a patterned sofa or on a bold area rug, but when it was all said and done the simple contrast of the cream against the lacquered brown frame showcased the true design of these special pieces.