I’m reupholstering a chair. I’m very excited about it, but that’s really for another post… However, this week I ordered my fabric for said chair from a great website called Designer Fabrics Online. If you watch Canadian design shows with a keen eye you may observe that this Toronto-based store is often used. In fact, if you watch far too much Sarah Richardson (like me) you’ll notice as you browse many fabrics she’s used in her projects.
Some of the fabrics can get far too pricey for my budget, but there are deals to be had, and beautiful fabrics to enjoy - like this selection of great silvery blue fabrics. I love the really graphic patterns used with very subtle colours. And you know me - I like almost anything in a pale smoky blue or aqua.
I also love grey. Especially grey with a little bit of yellow! I’ve ordered a sample of the paisley above, and it’s absolutely lovely. This could make a great scheme for a living room or guest bedroom, perhaps.
I generally don’t gravitate to beiges and browns, but with interesting fabrics like these I could do a brown room! I imagine throwing in some nice linen, dark wood, brass, and some Ralph Lauren-esque brown leather furniture and creating a perfect den or office!
I am a big fan of black with cream - slightly more elegant and less punchy than a straight black and white. You could create a great bedroom, ensuite, or dressing room if you added in a soft pale pink, don’t you think?
And I hope your eyes aren’t tripping out, because here’s some more black and cream for you…
I call this one “Rustic for the Modern Man”. Ha ha. I call it that because I’m a big nerd. But seriously, as a collective it has that log cabin vibe but in a much more modern way. This could be a really fun scheme for a baby boy’s nursery or a grown man’s den or bedroom. I’d use the moose fabric sparingly - like on an upholstered bench, or maybe roman shades. I love the sort of deconstructed ikat gingham for accent pillows, and the plaid is perfect for an upholstered headboard. Possibly my favourite, though, is that crazy herringbone-esque zigzag pattern… on a wingback chair, anyone?
Looking for more colour? Wouldn’t these fabrics look great in a bedroom, maybe if you pulled that bluey-teal colour out from some of the fabrics for a painted dresser? Or maybe use this peacock colour for an upholstered chair:
Nice. Or I can picture this scheme in a dining room, with that lovely silk fabric as drapes on some french doors.
More colour? How about sunny yellow…
Perfect in a room with lots of cream or white. If I’m ever to use yellow in a room I need to pair it with plenty of white or cream. Perhaps a nursery or a bedroom guest room? Or a sunny country bathroom…
Here are some more great blues. I ordered a tiny bit of that diamond ikat. Which makes me feel cool for having ikat. Ha ha! It’s not a trend I’ve easily embraced, but this one is totally within my range of enjoyment. :)
So there you go. A fabric fix for your day! (And after all that colour and pattern, would you believe the fabric I ordered for my chair is a solid grey? But like I said, that’s a story for another post…)