Choosing fabrics is my favorite part of decorating! I could spend hours looking through bolts of fabrics, books of swatches and racks of samples!
As many of you know I am redecorating my formal living room, dining room foyer and stairs. This area is all connected and needs to be coordinated and flow... I want a casual elegant feel to the area.
New modern pieces mixed with traditional pieces that I could never replace nor want to. Neutrals with lots of textures and some architectural surprises to shake things up a little.
I want to be able to live in these rooms, flopping down on the sofa to read or having my girlfriends over for a luncheon and lots of laughter!These will not be show rooms... they will have to work for their keep!
I wanted to give you a peek at what I have chosen so far...
These are the main fabrics for my dining room. The swirl pattern is for the chairs I am reupholstering. If you miss the post on this ongoing saga, click HERE.
The dark gold/brown velvet is for pillows on the head chairs. the middle fabric (I am in love with it) is for drapes in the living room and dining room.
Here is a peek at the dining room chairs I am painting...
This is the sofa in the living room...
And here is the fabric for two chairs in the living room and the wood finish. The fabric is a textured chevron design.
Put these fabrics together and this is what my rooms will look like...
I will use the dining room fabric to make big pillows for the sofa. I love love love this fabric, too!
The living room chairs are a little "different" and outside of the box! I saw them about a month ago and could not get them out of my head! I chose them because they will not make my living room look staid or boring!
To see the chair click HERE.
I have a Chinese Chippendale chair that I got at Luckett's for just a few bucks. It has been waiting in the garage for about a year... it will soon be time for it to come inside! I am going to paint it black and put a cheetah print on it.
My side tables are black. One is a big square leather table with nail heads. To see it, click HERE.
And the other side table is about the same height, but will tuck nicely into a corner. To see it, click HERE.
I am now looking for a coffee table, area rug and a big piece to go against a wall.
I like the Factory Crate coffee table from Restoration Hardware... it bring in wood tones and is very industrial. A real unexpected piece. But I don't like that price tag! To see it, click HERE. Too much... or too fabulous? I'm afraid I am enamoured with it now, but will tire of it after awhile.
There's more... new foyer chandy, painted stairs, new paint on walls, stair carpet, slipcovering a little hall settee, a painted buffet...
but I'll save all that for later.Right now I am waiting for Amazon to send me an upholstery staple remover. In the meanwhile I am busying myself with painting dining room chairs... Want to help?