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Rust Mohair Slipper Chair


A long time ago, I fell in love with a rust-colored velvet slipper chair I saw at Lillian August. I loved the cream contrasting welt. It felt so pretty and fresh to me!

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A year or two later, I found this tight-backed slipper chair at the Restoration Hardware outlet from their deconstructed line.

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I think it was about $100. We kept it in our living room in the brownstone while I was trying to figure out what fabric to cover it in (or really, just trying to find the time to do it).

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Then after we moved to Phoenix and while I was rushing to get the house ready for the Domino shoot, I popped into one of my favorite local fabric stores called SAS Fabrics (the one on Indian School is the best) and I found a few yards of the prettiest deep rust, almost oxblood, mohair fabric there for only $3.99 a yard! I used a lot of dusty mint colors in our library and music room area and I loved how these colors looked together.

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I had my upholsterer follow the curve of the back and sides with a cream piping, inspired by the Lillian August chair that I saw so many years ago.

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Isn’t it funny how some things just sort of stay with you? I’m so glad I finally got my rust slipper chair. I feel like it was a long time coming! :)

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28 thoughts on “Rust Mohair Slipper Chair

  1. The chair looks great. And, though I may be a few years late, and a living space behind, I just have to say that I love the blue trim you painted around those bookshelves.


  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you mix bold colors together. How do you do it without it becoming overwhelming or to many competing colors at once?

  3. I die at the fabric you find at SAS!! I can never find upholstery fabric there. I wish I could be a fly on the wall on your shopping trips!!

  4. That looks so good!!! The piping is so clean! I've seen a lot of chairs lately that have sloppy contrast piping and it just ruins the look. You have such a great eye for color and I love your chair so much more than your inspiration photo.

  5. OHH You so need a room by room home tour page on your blog! I would love to see all the before and afters together!!!!!

  6. The chair looks amazing! Great combination of chairs. I can't believe the deal you got on the mohair fabric. That is unbelievable. Love mohair!

  7. Love it. And $4 a yard – what a steal! :) I totally agree: some things just linger, which I love – because it just reassures that it was meant to be!

  8. Great re-do! I always think those deconstructed chairs look so…unfinished. I also forgot about the awesome blue of the brownstone bookcase. That seems like forever ago! Question…are your floors warping / cupping a bit, or is that just a trick of the light? Love that herringbone pattern!

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  10. Perhaps you have addressed this already, but how do you keep the beautiful colors of your upholstery from fading in sun soaked rooms?

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