Parsons dining room chairs first made their debut in the 80’s and still have remained in style today. Parsons chairs are known for their comfort, so it is not surprising that many people choose this chair as their complete dining room chairs. Instead of having the dated ruffled edge around the chair that were common in the 80’s and 90’s –today’s chair is streamlined, featuring large pleats and flat pressed front and sides. The shape hasn’t changed, but the tailoring has. These chairs still have tall backs, with elongated seats and feature no armrests. In some sense, they are much like slipper chairs.
The number one decorating secret that most designers use to their advantage is fabric patterns. Parsons chairs are all about the fabric than the shape of the chair. They have no armrests which allow the homeowner to fit more people at the table. They also are quite comfortable with padded seats and backs. Fabric can go a far way to giving the look of comfort and ease in your home. Fabric also adds texture and interest into your homes surroundings.
The type of fabric you choose can also go a far way in defining your style to others. If you are a formal person who really enjoys the finer things in life, then satins, brocades or raw silk fabric can give that feeling of regal elegance. Natural Linens have been all the rage at Restoration Hardware and can be a timeless look. The Nailhead Parsons Chair with Casters feature nailhead trim which outlines the rectangular shape. Many people have trouble bringing in brighter colors into their home, but don’t know how to execute it properly. Picking out a fabric with color is almost like a work of art as you upholster a chair and add the brass nail head dressings. A chair can set the stage in the room, with the choice of fabrics and color. If you are striving for a designers touch, a variety of fabrics with common elements of color can give a polished look quickly. Parsons chairs are all about the fabric. Whether you choose a simple linen, or a complicated pattern, fabric will always make a chair more comfortable.
Parsons chairs have always had the same shape over the years, but the one thing that has changed is the base of the chair. It is no longer very stylish to upholster the legs, but today we are seeing the legs featured. Again, a tailored look with pleats can bring a sense of precision and purposeful design at your dining room table. Consider the parsons chair for your formal or informal dinner table.