One Room Challenge Week #2: Fabric Ideas

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.

Dining Room Drapes

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.

One Room Challenge: Choosing Fabric

Another contender is this beauty – I love that it has a great mix of colors in it too.  

ORC - Choosing Fabric

I could draw out a pretty shade of gray for the walls that would be a great backdrop to this fabric.

ORC - Choosing 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!

Crypton Fabric

I haven’t ruled out other options though – I love a pretty stripe.

ORC - Choosing Fabric

You can see the navy color palette is definitely happening my friends – it’s just a matter of how.

One Room Challenge: Choosing Fabric

I’m just drawn to these colors like a moth to a flame.  

One Room Challenge: Choosing Fabric

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.

Revere Pewter Family Room

I explored some Ikat options as well, but I think I’m sold on the first fresh floral print. 

One Room Challenge: Choosing Fabric

One Room Challenge: Choosing Fabric

One Room Challenge: Choosing Fabric

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.

ORC Girl's Room

What do you think?  Are you feeling the direction that I’m taking this room?  

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One Room Challenge Week #1 – Dining Room Plans

Jenny

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Cassie Bustamante
    October 12, 2017 at 7:28 am

    my blue loving heart is loving all of your choices!

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      Jenny
      October 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      We are kindred spirits that way Cassie!

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    [email protected]
    October 12, 2017 at 8:46 am

    love the mixing of all these patterns in indigo and cream! will be fun to see it all coming together in 4 weeks! that MM drapery in your inspiration picture …I LOVE IT!

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      Jenny
      October 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you Tim! I’m really excited too – I feel like I have a plan that’s coming together (finally). 🙂

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    [email protected]
    October 12, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I have always loved navy, while I have gotten away from it in our home (we had it for many years) it is always a classic.
    I love the first fabric. Drapery panels in it would be gorgeous. I would even consider a navy leading edge on them. And, the stripe is beautiful with them but can see why you might go with a solid in that great stain resistant fabric.

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      Jenny
      October 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      You’re a mind reader Lauren. I was thinking a navy band of some sort would be PERFECT. I just need to talk my mom into it. 😉

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    Dot Ziegler
    October 12, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Go with the first one. It is calling your name.

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      Jenny
      October 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      I’m thinking the same thing!

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    Calypso in the Country
    October 12, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    What fun – I feel like I am shopping along with you. Decisions, decisions…good luck!
    Shelley

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    Emily Vanderputten | chez V
    October 12, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Loving all the blues – that floral is beautiful. Fabric Shack is the best – I get most of my fabrics there and the mother & son (probably the guy you spoke with) that run it are always super helpful. I am headed there tomorrow to find additional options for my ORC room. We must be close to each other!

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      Jenny
      October 12, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      It’s the son that I talked to – he’s awesome! Where are you located? I’m in Springboro!

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    Ivory
    October 12, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    OMG, fabulous. Lovin it!

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    Tracie Atkinson
    October 13, 2017 at 7:04 am

    I rush to your blog every week to see what you are up to. You have great ideas and I love love love the navy. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

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      Jenny
      October 13, 2017 at 7:36 am

      Thanks so very much Tracie. I really appreciate your kind words. I’m excited to pull this room together now that I feel like I have a good plan in place!

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    Denise
    October 13, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Jenni, I’m loving where you’re going with your fabric choices! Can you share the names of the first floral and coordinating stripe? Thanks!

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      Jenny
      October 13, 2017 at 7:36 am

      I will have to go back and double check on the names – I got samples, but didn’t get the names of them!

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    Pam Bolton
    October 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Loving your color palette and especially the second drapery fabric. Do you happen to know the name and manufacturer of that fabric?

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    Ivory
    November 3, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Your family and daughter room is absolutely breathtaking

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