A PNW Spring Inspired Chair


Spring in the Pacific Northwest is quite rainy (as you may have heard) and moss is every where this time of year. Just when you think you can’t handle one more wet & gray day, the glorious sun will shine and all is forgiven. Spring is my favorite season. Recently I got a chance to design a piece to sell and this moss green and linen stripe I stumbled on just spoke to me.

As far as the design I didn’t want to upholster the entire chair in the stripe, what would be the fun in that? I wanted to do something a little different. I’ve done several french mattress style cushions lately and it got me thinking that it might be fun to try one on this chair. Finding the perfect coordinating fabric turned out to be the tricky part. I thought about using several colors teal, spa blue, charcoal grey or dark moss green. Maybe a velvet or pattern. Ultimately the feel I wanted was calm, comfy and textural. Finally I landed on a zig zag textured fabric that’s colors complimented the linen stripe but were a little lighter to brighten it up.

fremch mattress style cushion
reupholstered wingback

The cushion turned out just as I imagined. I used buttons to tuft instead of the typical string tied detail you often see in french mattress style cushions. I chose to finish off the front of the arms with a folded detail and no piping.

wingback reupholstery by Blue Roof Cabin

I used the same textured fabric on the outside wings and back of the chair. This was inspired by a recent client project where the chair had wings but had open wood arms that didn’t have fabric on them. Typically I do the outside arms and wings in the same fabric when using two. I love the effect on this chair.

wingback reupholstery

I feel like chair would go perfectly in a sun room with framed botanicals on the walls and lots of plants. Or in Joanna Gaines’ fabulous potting shed, (I wish) either one. :)

zip code pillow

And here she is with a small zip code pillow I made for a local shoppe. The chair is a great size, not too large. She’s now available for sale. Click here for pricing Inquiries.

So tell me what’s your favorite Season?