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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Coordinating Fabrics For My Family Room

I shared with you all that I am going to be re-doing my existing family room. First on the agenda is to get the sofa re-upholstered…..

Family room summer look May 2011 023 (800x600)_thumb[3]

Originally I was going to have the seat changed to a bench seat. Thank goodness I asked for opinions on that post.

After reading all of your wonderful comments I realized it would not work for one very important reason. 

My fabric can not be railroaded. I did not want the stripe to run horizontally on the seat so, I am back to its original style.
I have ordered lots of samples of fabrics for accent
I am not exactly sure which combination I will be using, still working on that, but I have narrowed it down to the fabrics below........

You will notice I have Greek Key pattern in the mix I was so excited when this one sample came, because I love the Greek Key pattern. It is actually a trim and it matches the blue I am using perfectly.

I am going to use it sparingly because I don’t want it to look too contrived. It is going to be used for trim on a pillow and/or on the side hem of a white drapery panel.

I am still in the planning stages, except on the sofa, that decision has been made.
Tomorrow I will be ordering the ticking for the sofa.

I will be adding my ottoman to the order also once I figure out how I want to have it upholstered.

Existing ottoman…..
Family room summer look May 2011 023 (600x800)_thumb[2]

I have two designs in mind for the ottoman……..


I am thinking of a box pleat with contrast white cord welt  and a border in white like the one on the right.

Use a white twill tape with nail heads as pictured above.

Since you all were so helpful with my last decision, which one do you all think would be the way to go?……

Kathysue’s Inquiring mind, wants to know!!