Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What Do You Think?

My girlfriend & I spent Saturday shopping for fabric for her living room.  She has already purchased gold silk drapes & plaid fabric for for relaxed roman shades.  She wants to upholster two bergere chairs, similar to this one at Ballard Designs, which will sit near the windows.  Her thought was to cover them in a solid fabric, thinking that the plaid was to prominent to use another pattern. 

Bolderdash, I say!  I helped her choose 3 fabrics that "might work", to quote her.  She likes them all, she's just not yet comfortable with the mix of patterns.

I've included pix below.  What's your opinion?  Do you like the idea of adding another pattern"  Which one do you favor?  I'll keep you posted...

BTW, the third combination is my choice.  I think it almost "reads" as a solid and still adds some playfulness to counteract that serious plaid!


  1. I'm with you on the choice...paisley LUV IT!!

    I also must say because of my internet connection I have not visited you much lately, your blog looks terrific!!

  2. I love the roses in the 2nd one but all three are great with the plaid. I love a good mix of patterns!

  3. They are all nice together but I'm likin' #2

  4. My eye goes to the second, but I'm just some gal up here in the Northeast who've you've never heard of. Don't pay a lick of attention to me! And, in the words of Dr. Phil, don't allow my judgment to stand for your own. Thanks for keeping us up to date on this project. I love a good project.

  5. OMG! How can I pick??? I love them all. Oh my. No, I just can't pic a favorite! You really have an eye, Chris! I need you at my house, right away!!! :)

  6. Hi Chris!
    I LOVE #3!!! Your taste is right on!! They do read as a solid. You could also throw in the gorgeous floral from #1 for a throw pillow or two. I personally would do the bergere chairs in the plaid. But she could play it safe with the solid. I hope you will keep us posted on her makeover and give us some bef shots too.
    Big hugs, sherry

  7. Hi Chris,
    All pretty choices, but I like #1 and #3, I would use all 4 patterns.
    I will be looking forward to seeing the room done. I am sure your choices will be perfect for your friend.
    Have a sweet day, Hugs~Elizabeth


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