Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Your Opinion Needed

I am building a bench for the end of our bed, and I plan to have it professionally upholstered, with a tuft.  I think it'll bring some excellent texture to the room, and I'm stoked that I thought of the plan to use some legs from cheapie little Target benches I bought over the summer on clearance for part of the project. It'll be a fun one.

Anyway - I wanted to get your opinion on the fabric to use. Initially, I planned to use a cognac/carmel leather. Now, I'm thinking that it'll be too matchy-matchy with the rust colored bedspread. What do you guys think? Instead, I'm thinking this might be a nice place to bring in another pattern. 


Here's my bedroom for reference:

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And here are a few fabric samples I brought home...


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I set them all out, but probably wouldn't go for the paisley coral-rust one, or the one that is second from the left, at the top.

I'm not sure if I like the idea of bringing in turquoise or not? That fabric is FABULOUS, but I'm not sure it belongs in my bedroom. On one hand, I love it - multicolored room. On the other hand, it might be too crazy?

Thoughts?


The fabric at top right looks like a block print, and the green matches the curtains nicely. The fabric bottom row, all the way to the left is a large scale green and off white fabric in a cool herringbone pattern. I like the mix that that fabric would bring to the room.


It looks like this:  photo 341C24E5-2727-49E4-AC63-FDC0DD42E3E7_zpssagte8cq.jpg


I think my two favorites are the bottom row, all the way to the right, and maybe the green trellis print all the way to the top left - though I fear it's a little boring. 


Anyway - let me know what you guys think!


In other news, I have been hitting thrift stores left and right these days (I always stop in on the way home from work, or on a lunch break, or whatever), and I found this cute wicker shelf today:


here it is before I primed it:

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and after priming:

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I think Im just going to paint it a glossy white for now. I am going to put it in the dining area, to the area all the way left of the windows in there, catty corner, and use it as a bar/glass station. Cute, right? It was only $21! BAM! 

28 comments:

  1. i came up with my favorites fabric-wise before reading the rest of the post and i loved the top far right and bottom far left. i think the bottom far left (which i then got to see a close up from to confirm my thoughts!) would probably be my top choice because it has less white space than the top far right one does. and with the white couch, i think less white space would probably be best. i also think i prefer the contrast of that green to the bedding. just my $.02! i love textiles so much i can understand how hard it is to pick!

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  2. What if you stick with your original idea of leather, but in a color? I think peacock blue would be amazing! You already have a lot of fabric happening - the bed, the throw pillows, the curtains - I think leather would be a great contrast.

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  3. That is tough. I would pick two from the right bench.. the ones on the left. (maybe we should number these :). The bottom left one on the right bench is by far my fave. It brings in a little green from the curtains and gives you another accent color to work with. That aqua accent color could be in one of your amazing paintings above the bed.

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  4. Turquoise ikat on the left bench is my vote...it's a nice, soft pattern, and with the tufts it'll have dimension and shadow (as opposed to a bright, solid turquoise plane). Turquoise + rust = complementary goodness. :)

    --Anacelie

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    1. true! I am leaning towards it. i absolutely love that fabric!!!

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    1. me too! but i'm wondering if it's too much white? i might make a pillow with it!

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    2. I also love it! Would you mind sharing where you bought it from? I think it would look amazing as a set of curtains!

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  6. I love the bottom left! I was about to ask if you were nervous about tufting with a pattern, but I just re-read and saw that you're going with a professional upholsterer. Wise choice! My tufted bench is kiiind of falling apart.

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    1. oh yeah - i don't think i have it in me to do tufting!

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  7. I'm in love with that green herringbone print but will the colors work with your drapes? I sure hope so! It's beautiful!

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  8. My favorite is the far bottom right as long as it's more orange than pink. It's like a neutral pattern that allows the other patterns to speak for themselves but also adding dimension to the room.

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    1. i think it's a little too pink :/

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    2. That's what I was afraid of!

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  9. I agree with Laura. A solid leather would not compete with patterns on bed, curtains, couch pillows.

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    1. don't confuse me! haha. i'm still on the fence. the leathers i love are the cognac/caramel ones, though. i don't think i like peacock?!

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  10. I think the fabrics you chose are too busy for a tufted bench and too busy in general for a centerpiece like the one you are planning to put (imo).
    I agree that natural caramel leather would be amazing and durable, if you think in terms of investment. Furthermore, i would dish the idea of tufted and go for a colonial look.
    Your fabrics are beautiful, why don't you use some of them in pillows for your bed?

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    1. hmmm good idea! i don't know what colonial is.. looking it up now!

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    2. Ups! I said colonial, but ment safari. Sorry if that confused you...

      Xo

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  11. I would stick with leather, it would work with your re-decorating tendencies better and it's a classic. Maybe in black to tie in with your doors? And go with anything. Good Luck Alison

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  12. I love turquoise with rust and think that the Ikat looks a lot like you. With that said, if you think this is a piece you might move from room to room, I would go with the more versatile leather.

    Have fun! Destiny

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  13. Ok... I'm going to throw this out there for you to think about. I envision your bench covered in a kilim rug. Something with a lot of brown & rust tones. Sleep on it.

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  14. The green and turquoise leafy zig zag caught my eye first, and I think it could look fantastic. I think the pattern being the scale it is, shouldn't compete too much in the room. You really have an eye for color! It all looks so good!

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  15. Bottom right...the turquoise and green chevron/ikat pattern. If not on bench than perhaps replace the black and white pillows with this fabric? Also love Laura's suggestion of a non traditional color of leather.

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  16. OK...I may be late to this party but here is my 2 cents. Since you already have 2 geometrics [curtains and pillow] I am inclined to go with something in the teal/turquoise family....maybe a leather or something with texture like a thick linen....that's all i got!

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  17. i agree with sticking to a solid color in leather.... i love the pattern mixing but i also know you love to move things around from time to time and if this is an investment piece, it should be able to work in a variety of rooms!

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