I am rethinking the look of slipcovers. My initial reaction to slipcovers has not been favorable, but I have collected a number of images that show slipcovers done right. So in keeping an open mind about them, I've developed "must rules" when it comes to using slipcovers.
Slipcover Rule No. 1 - Above all else the slipcover must be impeccably tailored and sewn.
Slipcover Rule No. 2 - The fabric must be of the finest quality fabric, preferably 100% linen.
Slipcover Rule No. 3 - The slipcover must enhance the frame it is slipped on to.
Slipcover Rule No. 4 - A slipcover is not a bandage. Ties on a slipcover have a purpose and shouldn't look like they are being used as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding of the wood legs or arms of the furniture piece.
Slipcover Rule No. 5 - Less is better. Forget the cutesy bows and ribbons. Let the wood frame be exposed in all the right places.
Like a fine tailored suit.
Classic linen stripe.
Simplicity = fine results.
Vintage chairs with fine Belgian linen, well tailored.
Wood exposed in all the right places. Not just on the side chairs -
note that settee in the window.
Image Sources: Veranda, House of Turquoise, Pinterest, Schumacher, House Beautiful, Slipcovers by Shelley, Bruce Barone,