Choosing Fabric–Collaborating

Even designers and design lovers need to talk it out sometimes!  Last week I had my friend Camille from The Vintique Object over to talk about some fabric options I’d been mulling over (technically, I’ve been mulling over fabric for this one chair for over a year) and I think we came up with a great combo that will work nicely in my living room:

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The plan for the wingbacks is to upholster the back in the dark patterned fabric at the top, then the front in a light neutral (not pictured because I haven’t found that one yet) with a stripe of the  solid olive going down the front center.  The lighter pattern will be an accent with some pillows, etc.  I have been going back and forth between upholstering and slipcovering and I think I have finally decided to slipcover.  I think my kids are too hard on the furniture right now to upholster and I don’t want them to feel like they live in a museum where they can’t touch anything.

All the fabric above is from Lewis and Sheron in Atlanta.  They have a wonderful and reasonably priced selection but I don’t love their website.  The pictures are hard to see and they don’t show you much of the overall pattern of each fabric.  You really would have to order a yard to get the effect of most of them.  That and there is very little description of each one so it’s hard to know the weight of it and its applications.

Here are the chairs getting the treatment:

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I hope it won’t be too long before I have some afters to show you. :)

4 comments

  1. I agree with you on the functionality of their website, not the best at all. It’s funny because I’ve actually emailed more than one fabric vendor on how they can improve their site and search functionality. That’s part of what I do at my financial services job so I figured I should make use of my suggestions. Anyway, those are great choices and I’m glad you’re going to slipcover. It’s a great option for those with young kiddos.

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