Antidote to the ’70s: Palm Beach Panache


Check out these newly upholstered and welted dining chairs, part of a three-room update going on for a Lark Nest client!


Upholstered in Robert Allen’s beautiful “Rowlily” in Jungle, these chairs really pop. I used a contrasting, updated herringbone on the armrests and chair backs. That fabric is a color called Wasabi — love that! These chairs belonged to the client’s mother.

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They are quality pieces, and arrived clad in a mauve print that advertised its vintage. Did I mention this client loves color?! I removed it from the wall and put it into the fabric instead! I swapped out the existing, too-bright, yellow wall paint for an awesome neutral from Benamin Moore’s Color Stories line. I’ll write more about the total room makeover later. But for now, you get a good idea of ¬†how a gorgeous fabric updated these chairs.


Here’s the back before…

ME2… and after!

Rowlily is a linen and rayon blend with a gorgeous drape. The dining room paint and fabric will bridge the planned color schemes between the living and sun rooms. I’m using some elements of the eggplant color in both of those other rooms. And bits of Rowlily’s chartreuse will be repeated in the sunroom, and its paprika in the living room. We’re a ways off from completing all three, but I promise plenty of show and tell for future posts!


Happy chairs, happy client!

MEafterdrHappy room!



2 Responses to “Antidote to the ’70s: Palm Beach Panache”

  1. Big Beret says:

    I’m loving these! Would love to do similar in my Waikiki room!
    What color did you choose for the walls? Is it a gray, or a gray-green?

    You are Internationally known and nationally loved and adored!!!

    • Kim Yeager says:

      Wow, B, thanks for the buildup! Do I need to put you on retainer?!
      I need to pull my fan deck to check on the color; it is one of those wet concrete-looking colors so it definitely has some shades of the sage in it that is also found in the fabric! Stand by for the color!

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