I will say, I am very optimistic when it comes to my to-do list! I already have a bolt of fabric hanging out in the master bedroom, ready to be made into curtains and pillows, as well as a French daybed that needs miles of custom double-welting sewn. not to mention the pillows for that.
But, I still ordered fabric for curtains, pillows, and upholstery for the family room!
I think, once I make up my mind about something like fabric, I want to buy the materials, so they are at the ready when I’m in the mood to sew and/or upholster, which isn’t a daily occurrence.
So, here are the fabrics I decided on…
I know. Blue and white is a shocker!
Here’s the deal. I have loved blue and white for the better part of two decades, so I’m sticking with it. I’ll stray from that color palette in some rooms in our house, but the ones where we spend the most time will predominantly stick to that palette.
I ordered a yard of each fabric to see how they would look together and determine if and where I would like to use them in the room. This involved tacking them up to the windows, pinning them to the furniture, and folding them around pillows. Also, lots of standing back and staring, preferably when I was alone, because it always looks/feels awkward when I do that.
In the end, I liked the non-check, damask-ish woven fabric for the curtains. It’s Coventry’s Canterbury in Indigo. It’s a beautiful weight for curtains and the print is timeless.
I also like that the fabric works well with both paint colors – Wickham Grey in the living room and Pearly White in the kitchen.
The large scale buffalo check was a strong contender, but in the end, I liked that fabric for upholstery and pillows better.
And speaking of upholstery, I am going to have to rework some things. When I upholstered these French chairs a few years ago, I did so in a way that the check fabric on the back and arms could be pretty easily swapped out. Because I am bringing in a different blue and white check, I will either be taking advantage of that option or will move these chairs to another room.
I love the blue & white check that is currently on the chair, but I can’t get any more of it, sadly, and there can only be so much blue and white check in one room!
I did order a couple of yards of the small-scale check that matches the buffalo check, but will use it sparingly, just as an accent. I’m also going to mix in some antique grain sacks, which look perfect with these fabrics.
I’ll keep you posted!