Teal Retro Danish Armchair: From Drab to Dreamy

Florrie and Bill Danish Armchair in Teal Designers Guild Allian fabric
This week saw the completion of a retro chair transformation using a striking colourful teal fabric! This gorgeous little chair is an original 1950’s Danish armchair, with a beautiful show wood detail frame, angular arms and classic tapered legs. It boasts an unusual upholstery inlay detail to the side of the chair, which adds definition to the angles.

The original fabric was a faded burgundy weave, which did little to enhance the stunning frame.  I choose a bright colour for this chair as this chair deserves to be noticed! The wood work was professionally french polished as it wasn’t in great condition, so I needed to use a fabric which complemented the new wood tone and made it pop! After much deliberation I opted for Designers Guild‘s Allia in Teal. I’m so glad I did – its such a great colour and has really given a personality to this once forgotten chair.

It’s so comfortable (and I’m not just saying that), the seat is fully sprung and feels like you are sitting on a mattress!

Vintage Danish Armchair

Florrie and Bill Danish Retro Armchair back being stripped Florrie and Bill Danish Retro Armchair being stripped

Florrie and Bill Danish Armchair Side in Teal Designers Guild Allian fabric

Florrie and Bill Danish Armchair Side 2 in Teal Designers Guild Allian fabric

Florrie and Bill Danish Armchair Detail in Teal Designers Guild Allian fabric

What do you think about the colour of this chair? Would you be brave enough to use teal in your own home? Please comment below!

This chair is currently for sale, priced at £625.00 GBP on the Florrie+Bill website.

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