I shared my paint colors last week and decided to share the fabrics and papers I’ve used so far in our MN house. I’m not asked about them as often as the paint colors, but I probably get a question about my curtains or some other fabric about once a week.
The fabrics in my living room and eating area are probably my favorites! The large-scale check used on the sofa and bergere chairs is Check Please in Lakeland. I first spotted this fabric online, used on a reupholstered chair, and it was love at first sight. When we moved, I knew I wanted to use it in our house. I bought it first to use on a pair of chairs I purchased off craigslist that were upholstered in a red paisley fabric. You can read about that makeover HERE.
In the eating area, I upholstered the backs of the French chairs and made slipcovers for the seats out of a small-scale check by P Kaufmann called Zippy in Lakeland. You can find the details on the chair makeovers HERE, along with video tutorials for upholstering the backs and making the slipcovers.
The backs are upholstered in antique grain sack fabric. I used to purchased grain sacks and hemp sheets from an antique wholesaler in Europe, but since I don’t sell them any longer, I just order what I need for projects from the Etsy shop called Grain Sack. I’ve ordered from them many times and the grain sacks are fairly priced and always in pristine condition.
The wallpaper in the guest room is Antigua Oak by Annie Selke. I was very nervous about putting a large-scale wallpaper in an entire room (well, from the chair rail up), but I love how it turned out. A basement guestroom that was just a box is now a cozy, beautiful space.
And the fabric used in the master bedroom is Aviary Toile by French General. I still need to add more fabrics in the master bedroom, but the size of that room has me stumped. It’s huge! I’m still staring at it, trying to envision how to make it looks its best!
I think that pretty much wraps up the fabrics and wallpapers currently being used in my home, but I’m sure there will be more to come…