Monday, March 12, 2012

Complimenting Fabrics - What's a girl to do?

I am so very excited about finally doing something in my bedroom as far as decor - It's taken almost a year and I am really pleased to say I am doing very well on the budget so far.
(more on those details later)

Richloom Indoor/Outdoor Coventry Spa

After deciding on a lovely (or at least I think so) fabric for the curtain panels, I located a really nice Drexel dresser very similar to this that I am hoping to purchase~

 and we all know about my mirror score from JCPenney outlet.

 However not all of the elements in the room are going to be new purchases. I have a task ahead of me, I am going to attempt to cover a bench that I love and I am terrified I will mess this bench up. Truth of the matter is, the color no longer works with my vision for the room so, I have to do something with the bench, I am all torn up about this project.

Here is where I need help - Which fabric would you choose for the bench? Each of these four fabrics are 7.48 per yard at

Premier Prints Barber Taupe/Robin


Premier Prints Ozborne Village Blue/Natural


Premier Prints Barber Natural/Village Blue


Premier Prints Key West Village Blue/Natural


Or the splurge of the group at 12.98 per yard:

Logan Home D├ęcor Crewel Taupe


The goal is to make the colors blend without the patterns being too close together, I am attracted most to the taupe, lighter blues and the ivory shades in the fabric I selected to for the curtain panels. I really want the room to be a serene place of comfort, with calming colors but not too drab and muted throughout. I am all open to suggestions if anyone has any. I am really enjoying this process, I just hope my vision comes to life.


Mrs. Chic said...

I like the Key West print the best, I almost the exact same print in (but in yellow) my living room as pillows and loved the print! It will feel clean and fresh and look nice on the bench

Shades of Summer said...

I love that pattern best also! I agree the bench would look great in that fabric. I have noticed you have a similar fabric in your home.

Elesha @ 7 Palmetto Lane said...

I like the Key West. I think it'll blend well.

Anonymous said...

I think I agree with the other ladies here, I like the Key West print too!

Quiet Luxury

Shades of Summer said...

Elesha - I totally agree with the Key West fabric, I received my panel fabric and I am soo in love, that image online does not do the fabric justice at all, I cannot wait to see how it all comes together.

Shades of Summer said...

Thanks Shelly - I am pretty sure that is the one I am going to go with! I love it, and I can see the bench and a couple pillows for the bed in that pattern.

Our Delightful Home said...

I like the Premier Prints Ozborne Village Blue/Natural & the Key West fabric.

Mrs. Delightful