Sarah loves fabric

and so do I, so it makes it a joy to work on her family room. She is looking for just the right fabrics for new sofa pillows and other accents..even drapes.

this is her sofa fabric from Calico Corners.

the above toile might look just great..she has butter yellow walls and great existing roman shades (yellow silk buffalo check!)I think long panels will look so great layered over her silk shades!

and here is her existing chair (also from Calico) with pretty fabrics..the pillows are nice but like i said she wants to freshen up, they seem a little predictable to Sarah..of course that is the great thing about fabric..just a few yards can totally change your look and really breathe new life into a room…

We are also thinking about YET another cute fabric on her parsons chair(not shown)? so here is yet another toile (from duralee) and a great accent fabric with bugs, her kids will love this..arent these just great, both found here just gorgeous and unique!


mixing fabrics can be crazy..there are several different “rules”, a check, a floral, a stripe, large scale, tiny scale, stay in the same colorway..yada yada..whatever…if it is too contrived looking that defeats the purpose of mixing..but it can get too crazy so there is a fine line..it does take work but it will be worth the effort! Hope you like some of these Sarah! Of course they wont all work but we will find the perfect combination so that she loves her family room (even the carpet..that is another blog post!;;)

[NOTE: the pottery barn bird pillow two posts below is apparently very elusive..i cant find a link..i have found it on their website (obviously) but now cant find it and neither can several readers..this also happened last week.i thought it was sold out and then it reappeared, i posted about it and it is gone..so fyi..just call them i guess if you really want it, not sure if it is in the most recent catalogs..it is $49 or $59 if i remember correctly, the cover only…it actually might look pretty in Sarah’s leather chair!]

Fabrics for Sarah ::

switching gears, below are some fabrics from Ballard that might work if not the above..these fabrics are reading a little more pink online..we’ll see when she gets the samples in the mail! the floral would be great for the drapes..


dont you love the greens..so fresh!

I think a pattern on long drapes over her existing roman shades will really add some interest to her LARGE room and take the focus off of her floors (there is a carpet story there but we wont get in to it!;) I just love long drapes hung high on chunky rods with wooden rings..they dont even have to be pinch pleats..let the pretty fabric do the work, not the fabrication of the drapery! that’s my philsophy (maybe based on my sewing skills, or lack of)


these are available from Ballard Designs…either by the yard or we can have them sew them up into pillows and panels (yes Ballard can do that for you..any of their fabrics can be made into just about anything.love ballard!)..

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