In Marty's dining room, featured in House Beautiful Magazine, May 2010, we see dining chairs missing their back panels, while exposing the construction of the tufted fronts. According to Marty, "They hand-tying is so beautiful, I thought: Why cover it? It makes me happy just to look at it. And it creates more texture in the room."
The same chairs in the Maison au Naturel Shop.
Marty's living room, also from the May 2010 House Beautiful, shows another exposed piece with a burlap backing and upholstery nails.
And again in his shop we see both the tufted dining chairs and a wing chair with just it's burlap lining.
Love it or leave it? Do you agree with Dan Marty on the beauty of theses textural, exposed pieces? Or will you take your chairs full upholstered, thank you very much?
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