Toile and Leather

Toile and leather . . . a happy combination?

Recently two chairs were removed from the media room

and given to my son to use in his new home.

They left a bit of a space for me to fill.

Rather than buying new chairs for now,

I brought in my hubby’s favorite chair that was in his office and  used to be in the family rooms

of our past 3 homes. It is dark in color, a classic flame stitch pattern,  and I wanted to obtain chairs

of a lighter fabric to brighten up the room. However for now, this chair will be just fine.

Media Room - Housepitality Designs

I went into my pillow cover stash and pulled out some pillow covers

that blended with the colors in the room.

Media Room - Housepitality Designs

I chose three patterns. Two were toile and one a floral with a bird motif.

The floral pattern was a given. Then to decide on which toile pattern fit the bill.

Media Room - Housepitality Designs

I had two toile patterns in the running, the one you see now and a cream and red toile.

I liked this one, and my hubby liked the other.

So what do I do? I used a life-line and I phoned a friend.

We were both on the same page! 🙂

Media Room - Housepitality Designs

The brown and cream houndstooth patterned pillows remain on the sofa.

Media Room - Housepitality Designs

A few accessories added to the tray on the ottoman to bring out the colors that are in the room.

Media Room Ottoman - Housepitality Designs

This lamp along with its mate was in the great room

and I moved them to the media room when I replaced them with the blue and white lamps.

Media Room Iron Lamp - Housepitality Designs

Taking a photo straight into a window is a bit tricky,

so I put the camera on the aperture setting and this is the result.

Media Room Lamp - Housepitality Designs

I am slowly working on this room, especially on the opposite side.

Where the kitchenette is.

I am also re-styling the bookcases on each side of the television.

Media Room - Housepitality Designs

All this in due time, in-between my travels and family commitments of the summer.

Media Room - Housepitality Designs

So do you think that Charles Faudree would have approved of the Toile and Leather?

I think so!

Media Room - Housepitality Designs

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. i think charles would say that the room looks amazing! hope your son is all settled and things are going well in his new home.
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  2. You have such great style! Love this combo! Have a great day today Shirley!!
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  3. Charles Faudree would approve! Your toile pillows look fantastic with your leather sofa! Your have a fabulous style! Your room looks so inviting! Great job!

  4. OH yes, he’d approve! I think the toile brings out the richness of the leather and the leather showcases the toile beautifully! It looks very cozy and comfortable, Shirley. Hope your week is going well!
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  5. Of course toile and leather go together like peanut butter and jelly!
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  6. Donnamae says

    Oh yes…they go together….no doubt about it! The whole room looks great! How fun you got to shop the house….that’s the best kind of shopping. Now you have extra money to spend on your trips! 😉

  7. I definitely think Mr. Faudree would have approved! I love the pillows that you chose, and I love the way you styled the ottoman. It is absolutely beautiful!!!
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  8. The late great Charls Faudree would be perfectly comfortable in your room! I love the toile and leather, You refreshed everything beautifully, Shirley!
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  9. Shirley why don’t you slipcover the chair or reupholster it in a lighter color if you like it’s shape and comfort. I used to have the same one in a former home and my dog loved it.

  10. Of course Charles would love it as do I!!! That fabric really takes me back, I LOOOOVED flame stich! Could only afford pillows in those days though:) Anxious to see all you do in here. Have a beautiful day. XO
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  11. Beautiful room! Only thing Charles would have added is a spaniel!

  12. Hi Shirley, you were definitely wise to pick up with the brights in the toile your chose. They complement the floral pillow and framed glass (is that?) on the wall really well, not to mention the flame print chair that hubby loves. I love the fact that you were able to pull from within the house while still giving your son two chairs speaks to your already well-outfitted home!

  13. Yes, Charles, would approve of your choice. Everything looks great as usual. You never disappoint.

    How is it going with your son’s new home? Bet your little Sweetie is having a good time decorating her room.

    Stay cool, we are having a heat wave.


  14. I admit…I had to do a quick search on Charles Faudree…wow…he would like your choices!
    I do too. 🙂
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  15. I love leather pieces because they are like a blank canvas, and you can paint it with a variety of pillows! You have really brought a sophisticated and softer look to this room with these beautiful pillows-
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  16. Course Charles Faudree would have approved! He loved a Great mix and you have pulled a Great mix together. I had a Flame Stitch wingback in the 70’s and curtains. I love Flame Stitch…it is still Classic! Can’t wait to see your son’s house.

  17. It’s an unexpected, but successful pairing I’d say (and so would Charles)!

    (I just emailed you about some spam).

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  18. Your pillows add just the right touch of feminine and balance for your leather and handsome room!
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  19. I love the pillow So! They soften up your leather couch, and add a pop of color. Beautiful, Shirley!

  20. Sorry, that naughty spell corrector got the best of me. Supposed to say: I love the pillows!
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  21. I love all the pillows! They add the right amount of softness to the space. I especially love that toile! It’s such a gorgeous color palette!
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  22. Charles would love it! It all looks great.
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  23. Your pillows are wonderful and look great on the leather! You did a great job styling everything.

  24. Hi Shirely, I have never meet a throw pillow that I didn’t like. Yours are beautiful and they look so comfortable. Enjoy your weekend! xx Jo

  25. Looking good there! Did you say pillow stash? I want to go thru it 🙂 Happy weekend, my friend. xoxox

  26. Everything just goes so well. Love the cushions…
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