The Parsons chairs for my dining/eating area are about to get a make-over: they are going from drab to spectacular! I’ll have the pictures ready for you in just a few days… but in the meantime:
I have a Guest Post for you!
Serendipity: Arcadian Home had approached me about doing a guest post here. They had two topics they thought would be a nice fit for this blog, and one of them was piping trim as used in upholstery and slipcovers. Ah ha…. that is exactly what I am doing/having done on my chairs. Amazing how this blogging world all comes round, isn’t it?
Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a must-shop resource for beautiful light fixtures. This “In the Details” post focuses on the versatile piping trim used in upholstery and on linens. It is that something extra that makes a piece of furniture, pillow, curtain or even bath towel feel polished and perfect. Coordinating piping matches the upholstery or fabric, while contrasting piping stands out. The more contrast, the more impact. However you choose to use piping in your decor, we hope you find inspiration in these decorating ideas.
Black piping on a white sofa, like this one owned by Coco of Cococozy, is a classic detail. Love how graphic it makes the sofa feel.
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Contrast piping on these silk pillows ties the gunmetal and pink colors together for a cohesive look. Introducing an accent color in the piping would also work if done on all the pillows.
Crisp white piping highlights the lines of this navy chair from Crate & Barrel, giving it a nautical, beachy feel.
Grey Umbrella (via)
For a softer look, a white piping on a gray sofa creates interest in a subtle way. Contrast piping looks great on traditional upholstered pieces. Pair this look with a softer, more subtle light fixture like this light blue table lamp.
Shopper Hive (via)
Tone on tone piping will still add detail to a classic wingback chair. A bolder look could easily be created using colorful upholstery and bold piping.
Labrazel Home (via)
Piping on towels is a great detail. Colorful piping adds that little extra something to everyday bath linens.
Martha Moments (via)
Piping on walls? You can create this look by using cording or even rope around the edges of your walls. Love the black against the white trim. With this unique corner, one could add some ceiling lights for a spotlight effect on each individual panel.
Home Dit (via)
Piping gives a finished look to pillows whether it is coordinating or contrasting in color. For the DIY pillow maker, piping can be made using cotton cording and fabric.
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I’m busy working on the follow up to this post, with lots of pictures of my chairs with their contrast piping and border. I’ll try to have it up later this week so be sure and check back!