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Chair Reflections from 2018

This past year has been a whirlwind of activity, and I have so many favorites including makeovers and new chair designs. So, let’s get started!

Everyone by now should know that I have a love of authentic textiles and I did quite a few this year including these.

I just absolutely love these textiles and can’t get enough of them! I’m always excited when clients ask for them!

Mayan Textiles with Kravet Velvet
Old Victorian Chairs Get an Update!
A Donated Chair for Ballet Austin
Old chairs, new embroidered fabric!

I also completed various projects filled with beauty, like these chairs below.

My favorite pieces to work on are settees, and I did several this year with this look below. It’s my favorite and makes quite a statement.

Blanket from Uzbekistan
A gorgeous settee for a home office!

Even though its only been for half a year, my new line of chairs launched in late July and I’ve not looked back! There’s a little bit of stress mixed with fun that’s involved when selecting fabrics, and boy did I have both of those while designing this new line.

The long line of chairs on a hot summer day!
New fabric combos at Pease Park

Some of them had embroidered fabric, too!

Who can resist the embroidery of this fabric???

And then, I collaborated with my daughter to bring you the Frida Chair Collection! You can read more about that by clicking here.

A Dining Room full of Fridas? Why not!

And if that weren’t enough, my assistant, Sydney, and I took a day trip to Marfa, TX to photograph the newest line of chairs, On the Wild Side!

We made new friends who helped us move the chairs around!
On the Wild Side, a Collection of various animal prints and such!

Whew! What a year! Which are your favorites? You know that I can never pick favorites… But I’m looking forward to new textiles this coming year and creating some new favorites for all of you!

Wendy Conklin

I'm Wendy Conklin, The Chair Stylist.

What brings me joy is helping others live more creatively. I design antique-inspired, boutique chairs, and I teach others how to do what I do. Check out my shop, services, and courses to bring more whimsy into your home and life!

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Styling Guide

Bring the Chair Whimsy aesthetic into your home with our styling guide!