After I wrote that last post about fabric for this chair, I called up my mom and she convinced me that plain green cotton canvas is not the way to go for an upholstered piece. First, cotton doesn’t wear as well as polyester or a blend, and a chair like this might work better with a fabric with more texture. So I returned the first three samples to Joann, and came back with a bunch more. Clockwise from the top left, these are:
Annie Selke Links in Taupe. It’s 100% cotton.
Waverly Mica in Iguana. Polyester, acrylic and rayon blend.
Robert Allen Home Nouveau Wave in Corn Silk. 100% polyester.
Annie Selke again, Pearls in Citrus. Cotton, polyester blend.
And finally, another Braemore Erin in Green tea. Linen cotton blend.
I still can’t decide. My favorite pattern is the Annie Selke Links, which is graphic, playful, fun. But it’s another cotton fabric. I want this to hold up well. I like the Waverly Mica too, but the green is a little muddy, and seems a bit old lady-ish, which may not go well with my modern living room. Then again, a lot of my living room is inspired by the 60’s, which is old lady style anyways. I like the texture of the Robert Allen Home Nouveau Wave, but the pattern is kind of hotel like. It might be too busy too. And the textured Braemore is a linen cotton blend, which I imagine is even more delicate than just cotton.
So what do I do? Keep looking? Pick on of these anyways? Help!