DINING CHAIR SEAT COVERS 
INSPIRED BY
MY FRENCH COUNTRY "VIE EN ROSE"                        

Salut! Welcome to the French Countryside!

I’m introducing several classic French designs for dining chair seat covers inspired by my love for the pastoral beauty and calm of the French countryside!  



For almost 20 years I’ve enjoyed French lifestyle with its celebration of daily life!

I love going to the antique country markets and second hand shops to find old treasures such as traditional French needlepoint tapestries and embroidered linen.

My new patterns for ZIVA reveal a blend of traditional French needlework and my love of French country vineyards, gardens and orchards … but with a tweak!


The designs for  My French Country Series are more stylized and contemporary in nature than the vintage French needlework pieces.

However, these designs still retain the scale, delicacy and elegance of their cultural heritage. 


Share my “joie de vivre” in the French countryside by stitching these classic dining chair seat covers for your home!

Santé! 



MY FRENCH COUNTRY ORCHARD SERIES



The 40 fruit trees in our French orchard are not only a source of great majestic beauty, but also a source of great pies and jams!


They are also the inspiration for these graceful dining chair seat covers designs! 


‘FLOATING’ PATTERNS 

  • Each motif is approximately 8 – 10” (20 - 25 cm) wide and deep, to be centred on your chair, giving it a ‘floating’ appearance.
  • The scale of these motifs (as priced) suit a dining chair seat of approximately 15”-19” (38 - 48 cm) square. NOTE: Custom Sizes availablejust ask!
  • The motifs are all approximately the same size to create a set of 6 for your dining room.
  • You could repeat two of the designs to make up a set of 8 OR make each one twice for a set of 12 OR make up the number you need with just one design. YOUR CHOICE.
  • These designs work equally well upholstered on the chair seat or as a chair seat pad.

CLASSIC COLOURS

  • Likewise, I have purposely used a range of similar colours for all the dining chair seat covers patterns to create a set for 6 dining chairs. 
  • The dark red-browns and range of golds in each design are also purposely selected to harmonize with the dark or light wood of most dining chairs.
  • I’ve kept the background colour neutral in each case (light taupe), so you can see the design details. However, the background colour can match one of the colours in your home décor. Just let us know with your order.



PEARS AND FIGS PATTERNS




PEARS PATTERN

FIGS PATTERN




CHERRIES PATTERN





PLUMS AND SWEET CHESTNUTS PATTERNS


PLUMS PATTERN

SWEET CHESTNUTS PATTERN




AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IN FRANCE...
GRAPES PATTERN!










THESE CLASSIC FRENCH DESIGNS ARE NOT
JUST FOR SEAT COVERS!


These patterns for dining chair seat covers can also be used on the seat back of a chair as well… such as the Cherries Pattern on this traditional French armchair! Stunning!







By enlarging the design, our Orchard Series motifs (shown with 'Grapes' and 'Figs' patterns) would make elegant cushions to give your home that unique French Country flair!




OR why not frame them to create a very chic grouping as an art accent for your dining room or kitchen wall?

 

By simply changing their size and background colour, they take on a whole new look!



How do you want to use these charming French designs?

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MY FRENCH COUNTRY GARDEN SERIES




After several years of toiling in our mature French Country garden, it’s still a work in progress! 

Every season I find joy in the blooming flowers and bushes… from the spring daffodils, irises, wisteria and calla lilies, to the summer into autumn display of roses, hydrangeas, and rudbeckias. 

Our pansies flower all winter here joined by the first spring flowers of primaveras in February! 



 


WISTERIA AND HYDRANGEA PATTERNS


The Wisteria and the Hydrangeas are ‘de rigueur’ in every French garden! 

Their beautiful range of colours from rose to blues and purples give us pleasure from spring to fall. 

Did you know that the French traditionally use hydrangea flowers to decorate their wreaths and mantles at Christmas? A stunning effect!


‘Wisteria in Spring’


A delicate Art Nouveau design of intertwining leaves and soft mauve and rose cascading flowers of the wisteria

all sitting on a French grey-blue background.

CLASSIC! 


What an ideal pattern to stitch for this painted French Country dining chair.

Très casual chic! 


‘Hydrangeas in Summer’

This French country ladder-back chair in a light wood tone is a perfect complement to the stylized 1920’s design of ‘floating’ hydrangeas flowers and leaves.  



To add to the subtle elegance of the design, I chose a soft range of blues and greens for the leaves…. adding soft mauves, blues and rose colours, dappled with off-white, on the hydrangea flowers.  


The delicacy of the design is enhanced by its painterly style, depicting the leaves and flowers in a fine black outline. 




ARROWHEAD PATTERN



‘Broad Arrowhead in Fall’

This ART DECO design, with its wonderful textures and rhythmic qualities, works majestically as a tapestry seat cover or seat pad.

The triangular shapes of the Arrowhead leaves contrast dramatically with the background decorative swirls… all accented by the bold golden-yellow arrowhead flowers. 

Its strong textures blend well with this handsome rattan chair to create a stunning combination!


MAUVE IRISES PATTERN


This repetitive and rhythmic Art Nouveau design 'MAUVE IRISES' lends itself beautifully to needlepoint seat benches, or a dining chair seat cover as shown above. 



REMINDER!

We can create all these designs in custom colours!

Contact us.


STILL MORE FRENCH COUNTRY GARDEN DESIGNS

COMING SOON!

GO SHOPPING FOR CHAIR SEAT COVERS!

From these classic needlepoint dining chair seat covers, go back to the main Seat Covers page and have a look at designs for piano benches, seat benches and footstools.  

Go back to Home Page to see the rest of the ZIVA Collection 

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