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What sized chevron?

anthipJanuary 3, 2013
Hello! We've finally found some dining chairs to go with our 1960s dining table. They look nothing like the attached except they do have a back fabric panel (in our case framed in a rectangle of wood). They also have a fabric panel on the front for your back to rest against (although it is divided into four rectangles on ours) and a fabric seat. They do not have arms and are rather small (to fit the small table). The seat is around 17" across. The frame is a very dark mahogany and very square and angular. My question is, do I use a medium sized chevron? I want the look in the photo below. Is this a 2" wide pattern?

Thanks and sorry I don't have a photo of the chair itself.
PS I also want it to be yellow.
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Oh. I forgot to say we also want to have a matching 4.5 foot bench made in a style like this one. To prevent chevron overload I was going to go with a vertical band of chevron down the centre of the bench and then two panels of beige/linen on either side. Does that sound good?

Thanks in advance!

Transitional Willow Slipcovered Walnut Straight Leg Upholstered Bench · More Info
1 Like    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 7:04PM
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Hi---the chevron pattern on this chair (each color) is approximately 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" wide. Hope that's helpful. Good Luck!
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 7:09PM
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Thanks Natalie - I am being a bit dense though. Do you mean the width of each stripe is 1 1/4"-1 1/2" wide? Rather than the chevron.... I know this is a lame discussion but I live in Manila and chevron fabric is unheard of so I may have to order online and get it shipped to me without seeing it in the flesh.
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 8:25PM
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If I'm understanding your question correctly, you want to know the scale of the chevron itself

There are 5 "V" shapes across the front. The seat may be about 20" across in the front. That would make each "V" about 4" (each diagonal about 2"). I don't know how chevrons are typically measured...by width of the stripe, or size of the "V".
    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 1:31AM
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Ooh. Thanks so much Orange. I really appreciate it. I did count them across but I didn't really know how wide faux Louis XVI (???) chairs are. Thanks so much.
    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 2:05AM
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    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 7:48AM
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