Monday, November 4, 2013

FABRIC STORY




Before we get to the good stuff.....can I just vent for a minute?

Photography and blogging.  That is some serious pressure.  You can't just throw up a before and after any more.  Oh nooooo it has to be styled, flowered, throw in a pair of shoes or boots and mess up the pillows a little.

I spent Saturday photographing my One Room Challenge.  200 images.  Well one good thing about seeing something in a picture is that you can also see if it looks good or needs tweaking.

Back I went on Sunday [150 this time] to tweak and re-shoot.  
Of course now I have to rifle through  them....edit....crop. 

It feels endless with a dash of pressure.  You know that recipe right?

Anyway.....enough complaining.

fab-ric | 'noun   sto-ry | ' noun

As a designer there is not much I enjoy more than a playground full of so many wonderful choices.

I can be walking through ADAC and see one that will stop me in my tracks.

This one did just that. Hines & Co. Fabienne/Turquoise.
It's no secret I love these colors.  
Mix it with a pretty taupe and white.....and well you have the perfect combination.

I came home with it.  Yes I did.

Then put it together with some friends.

So we would start with a KW wallpaper by Schumacher.

  

If it was a dining room then I would use the floral on these chairs.
They are from Bernhardt Interiors.

I might do a bench with this fabric just to bring in some masculinity.  
Lee Jofa: Windowpane Wool  color: mink 


AND just cause I have to use this fabric with it.

Maybe 2 chairs on either side of a buffet covered in this Kravet Versailles [E25901]

with the Beetle pillows!

Oh...... and this mirror over the buffet.

Another beauty from Bernhardt Interiors


Again....the curtains would be cream linen [duh] with one of those fun trims from Robert Allen.

Who's with me on this one?

Dreamland is a wonderful place:)

Snap!  Back to reality.  
Shopping for an install for the next 2 days.

Hope you slap Monday and show it who is boss....that is what I am going to do.

Shafreaky deaky


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33 comments:

Junell said...

Yum! And I don't even do neutrals.... Now Honey you made a Boo Boo, those ain't bees they are beetles...

Kim said...

I love the textures you pulled together ... neutral and very warm! I am off to Beat this Monday as well! xo

Kathysue said...

Happy Monday!!
Love the colors, patterns and textures, BUT no can do the bee fabric, they remind me of a very unpleasant beetle that can cross my path in the summer from time to time, EEEEEW!!! Sorry, but you know I am a big fan of your talents,
xoxo Kathysue
PS. YOU have to use that wallpaper somewhere in your house, LOVE!!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I looooooove that combination! Unfortunatley, Monday already beat me my dishing out a sick kid at home. I hear you on that picture taking biz, ugh.

Cyndy Aldred said...

Oh I am so in Shafreaky!! Love, love love this! You always amaze me in how you can layer gorgeous fabrics and textures. Love it all! Have you seen the Phillip Jeffries rivet paper? Oh my gosh, I need it in every room! Thanks for the eye candy! xxoo

An Urban Cottage said...

I can't even tell you how much I love this. The colors, the textures. The beetles with the flowers...genius. LOVE and WANT.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Loving those fabrics.

Cathy Wall said...

LOVE! The bee fabric is killing me! And your lament about the photos, oy vey, I am in the middle of that right now. Throw in the fact that my girl is a slob, so not just styling but clean up…...

Dana Frieling said...

Never thought I could be a fan of June bugs, but that fabric certainly may just change my mind. Too cute!

JD said...

What a great combination. You have a gift for picking just the right pieces.JD

Simply LKJ said...

Love that fabric! And yes, using the beetle fabric would be a must for me too...despite the fact that I hate those suckers in the summertime!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Totally agree with the before/after photo problems! So much pressure, but can't wait to see your room. You are the queen of fabric combos!

Vel Criste said...

Another beautiful mix of pattern and colors Sherry!!! I'm so with you on this one! 200 pics?!!!!!! I only took about 15?!!!! Agggghhh! I should tweak it more and get about 50 pics for my ORC, can't wait to see your room!!!!!!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Love those fabrics and that beetle textile! Love love that fun little thing. Have a great week, and thanks for your continued support and friendship.
xo Nancy

Kelly said...

I love the combination you came up with those fabrics and accessories. You always put together such great eye candy.

Kate Decorates said...

That fabric is amazing! Love how much inspiration can be found at ADAC too. Can't wait to see your reveal this week!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Good stuff here, want it all. Looking forward to the reveal!!

Leslie Price said...

I get it on the photgraphy rant -- It's so hard! My problem is I have a great camera and I can't figure out how to use it! :)

Leslie Price said...

I get it on the photgraphy rant -- It's so hard! My problem is I have a great camera and I can't figure out how to use it! :)

maryg said...

Can you please tell me the name of that beetle fabric? I LOVE it!!

gina said...

Gorgeous! Come and do my dining room please! That beetle fabric is so cute.

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

love this fabric scheme and the wallpaper -- just used the same one in black and white looks awesome!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

This makes we so happy...the colors and textures. I know what you mean about ORC photos...I don't want to over-do it with too many shots...but oh well.

Henhurst Interiors said...

Crazy for that beetle print fabric!

Mary said...

When I first saw the floral fabric & all the friends you put with it, my first thought was, "I want that for my bedroom".
But a dining room could be beautiful also.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

The floral is so pretty and soft.
And that mirror....I'm in love!

Naz said...

You've great a great eye for mixing fabrics. They work beautifully together. As for the mirror, I always fall hard for sun mirrors.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Your so lucky you have a great design center...Love that fabric!

Carmel - Our Fifth House said...

I swear you're the fabric whisperer - you need your own show!

LiveLikeYou said...

Beautiful soothing, layered, textured room! Yes agree!! All these talented blog photoshoppers and photograhers make my Iphone pics feel green!! Think the blogging game has gone in to a whole new level. It's time for some Photoshop lessons for me!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I am using a camo from Clarence house in my 3 year old's big boy bedroom. I think he is going to need that Hines Bug fabric. So glad I saw this! Cannot wait to see your ORC reveal tomorrow!

Bethany DeVore said...

I love the way you mix fabrics and textures!

swedecollection said...

The Fabienne print is one of the prettiest ones I've seen in quite a while. Love the greige in it.