Monday, July 25, 2011

Sumptuous and sophisticated slipcovers

Good morning! Hope everyone had a wonderful and enjoyable weekend. Finally our heat wave broke last night.....and outside we went to alas enjoy a beautiful summer evening! I love the look of a delicate slipcovered chair, whether it be an occasional chair in a living room, a set of dining chairs or a grouping in a living room. There is something about the crisp linen slipcovers that just does something for me. I always used to think of them as being exclusively for country french homes, shabby chic, and romantic cottage styles but slipcovers have come a long long way. They have moved well beyond the cute and charming and have crossed over big time into highly sophisticated and elegant territory.
 They work as beautifully in very traditional homes as they do in smaller cottage charmers and are found in even more transitional style homes. I also like seeing this look against rich warm woods. It is an elegant look and still brings a certain degree of texture and contrast into the room. I am considering incorporating this look into my own home somewhere somehow, maybe even on a small delicate French chair for my bathroom. There are also many variations  on how to finish slipcovers, from ties to buttons to pleats and darts....there are endless numbers of possibilities. So today is all about the sophisticated look of using slipcovers. What do you think? Is it a look you like? I always like to know!

How beautiful is this? Lauren Ross
Slipcovered chairs are used with big wing head chairs, beautiful! Cote Texas
Tracery used pretty off white linen slipcovered dining chairs which look beautiful in this gorgeous room of pale warm woods and stone
They aren't just for indoors! John Saladino beautifully created this setting with white slipcovered chairs on this stunning covered porch
Cindy Rinfret beautifully shows how slipcovers can be used in even the most formal dining rooms with these gorgeous patterned slipcovered chairs
Could a slipcover look any prettier in any more of a beautiful setting? Mayflower
I like the softness that they add to a space, such as with these pretty slipcovered stools, DeCesare Design group
A pretty English chair gets a soft blue and white patterened slipcover, Heirloom Philosophy
Here slipcoverd French chairs are mixed with framed head chairs...stunning! Annie Brahler
Slipcovers in a pretty floral add a casual but refined feel to this room, Julia Hamilton
This country feeling room is like a breath of fresh air with all the white slipcovers.....
Stunning outdoors as they are indoors, what a setting this is! Harmony and Home
A beautiful dining room by Phoebe Howard where she uses the slipcovers only at the head
Love this elegant and monochromatic dining room, Elle
Slipcovers need not be a solid, here they are done in a fun and soft print, House Beautiful
Love the white in this more modern/transitional space by Turner Davis
A pretty living room chair gets slipcovered with a delicate pleat, Lauren Ross
A stunning pair of slipcovered slipper chairs grace an elegant foyer chest and mirror, Phoebe Howard
This is such an open, airy and great looking space done in all white, Jacqueline Derrey Segura
John Saladino used crisp white linen slipcovers in this elegant and sun filled coastal living room
A beautiful and delicate looking slipcovered chair always looks right in a bathroom
Slipcovers are also used in more contemporary/transitional spaces, Belgian Pearls
Another stunning dining room by Phoebe Howard, love using a print as a slipcover
Windsor Smith added just the right amount of pop into this dramatic and beautiful kitchen by adding an oversized white slipcovered head chair to the dining table
Nina Schwinghammer chose to slipcover these two pretty delicate looking French chairs
Pretty beige slipcovered chairs add a softness to this elegant dining nook with a view
Always loved this kitchen with the slipcovered chairs in the breakfast room..gorgeous!
What an inviting spot! Love the idea of mixing in slip covered chairs with a banquette loaded with oodles of fun decorative pillows. Southern Living
This romantic very French feeling dining room is designed by Lauren Ross
Diana Sawicki designed this elegant dining room with pretty pleated slipcovered chairs
White, linen and ocean just seem to be synonymous
What is it about white slipcovered sofas and chairs and coastal living that seem to go hand in hand? Coastal Living magazine
In case it looks familiar.....its that dining room we all loved from the movie "Somethings gotta give"
Suzanne Kasler used slipcovered benches for seating at this pretty rustic farm table
As much as I love the look, I cannot help but wonder where do kids figure into this picture? HB

And a little recap on all these slipcovered beauties.....
If you enjoyed this mosaic, please go to for Mosaic Monday to see more fabulous mosaics! So back to slipcoveres....what do you think? Is it a look you already have in your own home or a look you would consider using? Always love to know and of course if you have a favorite!