I enrolled in a 6 week class here in Austin at Austin Upholstery Studio. I am trying to dig up the progress pictures but those were all on my old phone and I can't find it for anything! I will keep searching but in the meantime, here are before and after pictures.
I went with a texture rich, slubbed grey velvet for the front facing, and then this really cool fabric that is reminiscent of the colors and texture of burlap (but a more fine linen look weave) with a silver design stamped directly on it. Finally I finished the chair off with large format, rustic silver nail head trim.