I shared my One Room Challenge plan for our dining room last week and this week I figured it would be a good idea to look at fabric, as it’s really going to be the starting point for the look and feel of the room, as well as the color palette. I still find myself going back to this photo and the stunning drapes in this room. So, I went to my favorite local fabric store – The Fabric Shack – with this photo in hand, (well, in phone) to see what I could find out about this gorgeous drapery fabric.
There is one gentleman who works there that is just a fountain of knowledge when it comes to fabric. I showed him the photo, and he immediately recognized it, so apparently, I’m not the first one to ask about it. Of course, this fabric is a “boutique fabric” and isn’t something that is available mainstream. It was a custom blocked fabric, that ran over $200/yard. But hey, you can’t blame a girl for good taste, right? On to Plan B – find something similar.
This is one of the fabrics that I keep coming back to – I love the colors, and I really love the print.
Another contender is this beauty – I love that it has a great mix of colors in it too.
I could draw out a pretty shade of gray for the walls that would be a great backdrop to this fabric.
I’m also looking at having my dining room chairs reupholstered, in addition to adding some slipcovered chairs of some sort to both ends of the table. Both of these fabrics give me options – and I’m considering going lighter on the fabric for the reupholstered chairs. And before you call me crazy, let me tell you about what I found.
This Crypton fabric is revolutionary. It was invented by a couple of chemists, and the stain resistance is off the hook. I should take a video of it to show you what the guy at the Fabric Shack showed me. He poured iced coffee on a sample piece, and it rolled around on top like mercury. It was like an optical illusion. This stuff is crazy stain resistant, leaving me to think that I could go lighter with it for dining room chairs. Imagine it on a couch – practically bulletproof!
I haven’t ruled out other options though – I love a pretty stripe.
You can see the navy color palette is definitely happening my friends – it’s just a matter of how.
I’m just drawn to these colors like a moth to a flame.
Plus, I like that it will still coordinate with our family room, since it’s a really open floor plan. We’ve replaced the rug, but the rest of the room has stayed pretty much the same.
I explored some Ikat options as well, but I think I’m sold on the first fresh floral print.
Now I just need to
bribe my mom with wine convince my mom to sew drapes for me again, like she did in my daughter’s room. Yes, those pretty aqua drapes with pom-pom fringe are courtesy of my talented mom. I’m so lucky.
What do you think? Are you feeling the direction that I’m taking this room?
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