They say, that there should be one pattern in a room or area,
repeated 3 times.
They, as being the designers of classes that I took way back when.
I try to follow that rule, but it has lately gotten away from my decor.
A couple of weeks ago I was fabric shopping
with my friends Linda and Kristen.
I was searching for fabric to replace the fabric on the bar stools.
The kitchen is open to the great room, dining and sunroom.
Therefore, the fabric had to coordinate with the entire area.
I brought some pretty samples home from the fabric store to try them out.
Although they were pretty and would blend, they just weren’t right.
Then all of a sudden I had an epiphany! (Love that word and love when it happens)
I remembered that I had some leftover fabric from the valances in the dining room
which are the buffalo check pattern
and fabric from the window treatments in the sunroom.
The two fabrics that were in the running are seen here in the sunroom.
I also had these cushions made for the barstools
at the island in the kitchen about 10 years ago.
So after placing both fabrics on the bar stool, it was evident
that the best choice was the Asian toile (or chinoiserie) fabric.
The colors just went well with the color of the paint in the stool.
I took the two pillows that were in the “pillow closet”
that were made at the same time the window treatments and cushions were made
and placed them in the chairs at each end of the dining room table.
I love it when I can do a little makeover, changing things up,
by shopping the house . . . that no-cost makeover. Don’t you?!!
Have a great weekend! It will be a very busy one for me but a great one!