Fabric. It’s been a bit of a learning curve for me. It’s rather intimidating with all that measuring and railroading. However, I do know what I like and what I don’t like. That’s half the battle right there.
I have learned that Waverly is a trusted brand and a great place to start when hunting for really beautiful patterns for window treatments, upholstery & pillows.
You will find traditional toile, bold lattice prints, Ikat & really fun florals.
My favorite online fabric store recently had a sale on Waverly. Online Fabric Store.
Keep in mind that fabric is rather personal. I know that may seem funny to say, but there are so many prints out there that the trick is to find one that suits you & your home and the feeling you want to create. I get alot of question about the name of the the fabric I used on my living room & family room pillows (with the pompoms). I’m happy to share, but I do think it would be more interesting to hunt around for what suits your personality. Soothing & calm? Energetic & bold? Lovely & Traditional? Sweet & feminine?
The possibilities are endless.
Keep in mind that our tastes change over the years. You may pick a print now and chances are you will want to refresh & change it again in 5-7 years. So, if you pick something trendy like an Ikat (as I did with an ottoman) you can always reupholster when you want a change.
Hmmmm, would I ever dare these colors? Never say never.
I was just on the fabric website last night trying to figure out what to upholster a chair in! I painted it in Paris Grey, then heavily distressed it. I was looking at the fabric in the 2nd picture! What does everyone think? Suggestions?