Monday, August 15, 2011

Family Room Fabrics

 A family room is one of those spaces that requires a lot of soft furnishings...drapes, sofa and accent chair upholstery, throw pillows, throw blankets, etc. Now, I don't know about most people, but the thought of mixing and matching colors and patterns is quite daunting. I suppose I could just play it safe and stick to all solid fabrics, but that would be so boring!
So I'm cheating. Using Hot House Flowers in Spark as my starting point, I figured I'd use one of it's coordinating fabrics within the same line elsewhere in the room.
Hot House Flowers is a gorgeous fabric, but a little will go a long way. I had originally intended on using it to reupholster the accent chair that I picked up at the Salvation Army, but now I think that the pattern was just too similar in scale to our new rug to use it on something as large as a chair. I think it will be better suited as throw pillows instead. 

I think something a little more geometric (and affordable) will be a better solution for the accent chair. Betwixt, also from Celerie Kremble's line, in charcoal/ecru will go perfectly with the rug and the flannel gray sofa we just purchased.

Throw in some grasscloth wallpaper, these drapes, and some leather pieces, and hopefully we'll have one cohesive and coordinated room when we're done.

By the way, did you know that you can order "trade only" fabrics without going through a designer? I ordered these samples through a website called Designer Fabrics For Less.  Other sites like it are Maddie G Designs and Decorators Best. I don't know about you, but having access to these fabrics has made decorating more fun! 
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