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After my spark of inspiration yesterday I got to shopping and sourcing some new ways to bring a brighter color palette into the living room. I still want to work around the bigger items in the room, like my upholstered chair in a graphic mustard print, and the gray walls and Cb2 pouf I recently bought. So I decided to mix in some pinks and reds and a litttle bit of blue — fabrics have been ordered and I’m ready for a mini-makeover!
I’m counting down the seconds until the clock hits 5 tonight so I can leave work and run home to tear open the package waiting in my entryway which is filled with several yards of this delicious fabric:
I hope I can manage to paint the frames and reupholster the seats this weekend so I can share some ‘after’ pictures of these craigslist finds next week:
Among my other weekend decorating adventures of picking up paint chips and visiting the Urban Showhouse, I visited Zimmans in Lynn, MA for the first time ever, and I was like a kid in a candy shop weaving through the rows and rows of fabric! I miraculously left without a purchase, but combed through my camera when I got home and have decided I must go back for a few of them.
This chevron fabric was such a soft woven texture and will most likely need to made into pillows:
I literally had a dream last night about this fabric. In my dream I went back and bought several yards of it and made a shower curtain for my bathroom with a little ruffled edge at the top. Dreams just might come true when I go back there, I need this fabric!!
Whoops! I forgot to hit publish on my post yesterday, probably because I was spending my free time refreshing the forum’s on the decor8 blogging workshop I’ve been participating in. Thanks to all of the fellow bloggers in my homework group for taking the time to give me such positive feedback and valuable constructive criticism! We’ll just go with the “everyday is earth day” excuse, (I’m corny, I know) and share what I meant to post yesterday with you today.
Organic textiles used to mean crunchy-hippy-dippy-bolts of hemp and dull colors, but the green movement has not back many new textile designers that are creating rich bold prints AND making them with organic and ecologicaly friendly materials. So, Happy (belated) Earth Day, check out this round up of my favorites:
via Rubie Green
via Mod Green Pod
I read about Mod Green Pod in Domino‘s green issue, and they’ve popped up in several other magazines since. The makers of rich, colorful, upholstery-weight organic cotton and gorgeous wallpaper not only have an amazing eye for design, but their website boasts a fun “room creator” where you can drag and drop their wallpaper and fabrics onto a coloring-book style room lay out. I suggest you check it out when you have a few minutes to spare, since it’s addictive!
Eventful weekend;I was in New York celebrating my mom’s 50th birthday (she would die if she knew I was broadcasting that number across the Internet)… and what better a way to celebrate than with a trip to Ikea!
I was very restrained, and only purchased a small ribba frame for a drawing I want to hang in my kitchen, and some great fabric to hopefully be used for my upholstered headboard idea! The photos look totally different on the ikea website, it’s much lighter in real life: