Large scale prints on fabric present a special challenge in upholstery – in terms of matching the pattern across the parts of the chair and in the statement made in the final piece. This feather print design by Thomas Paul is an excellent example of a large pattern repeat:
When choosing a fabric for upholstery, it’s important to know how the scale of the pattern will relate to the chair style. Fabric selection is a matter of personal taste & style. Consider how this pattern would have a very different presence on a simple dining seat or a king size futon cover than it does on this wing back chair.
Upholstery pattern matching can be a challenge on a wing back chair, and the result is a testament to the skill and attention to detail by the upholsterer.
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