Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Living Room Redesign was a room of creams, tans and black with the exception of a large orange lamp shade. The plan was to bring in a touch of color and pattern through pillows. Prior to shopping for fabrics I drew my color inspiration from this San Francisco print hanging in the adjacent entry.
Three beautiful fabrics were found. First the Como, a cotton velvet in a rusty orange. The second was the Carlisle, a print with a touch of orange alongside the pink. The orange in this brocade helps the pink work in the room and coordinates perfectly with the orange lamp shade. The final fabric I selected was a geometric, the Baxley in flannel. The print is masculine, balancing the other fabrics, while giving a nod to the "wallpaper" design above the fireplace.
The Baxley and Como fabrics arrived within a week, while the Carlisle took three months to appear on my doorstep. Patience is required when working on a design! Finally the last of the fabrics was delivered and the final pillows made this past weekend. It was worth the wait.