So to give credit where credit is due, I totally stole this blog post idea from one of my favorite design sites, Little Green Notebook. And I used fabrics from the same textile company that Jenny did, L&S Fabrics. But I thought it would be a fun little challenge to try and dream up some rooms. Also, we recently got wood flooring in our living room and we are trying to decide on a new color scheme in there, so I thought this might be helpful for my mom to look through.
So here are my "dream" rooms:
I think these would be pretty in a bedroom. I would use the floral print as big pillows on the bed with a white duvet. The funky yellow pattern I would use for curtains, and then the blue ticking I would use to cover a chair or a bench at the foot of the bed with the ikat as a pillow.
The next one I would call, "College Prep." Not too original there. ;) Obviously, I think these would work well in a dorm room, or a young graduate's room. The solid blue would cover a fancy chair and the deer head print would cover a little bolster pillow to go with it. The latttice I would use for curtains and the floral print would cover pillows for the bed.
Would it be crazy to use the following prints in a nursery? I hope not, because I would! I'd use the blue bird print for curtains, the brown check print on a cozy rocker with the crazy stripe print as a pillow. And I'd use the red and brown damask as bumpers..?...whatever those things are called inside the crib. ;)
These I could see in our living room. My mom and I both really like red. I would love the solid red on a couch with the small blue print as pillows. The top floral I would use for curtains, and the bottom floral...maybe as more pillows? I'm not sure on that one, but I like the combo.
Next set up: "Jungle Fever." I'm killing you with the creativity, right?! Heh heh. Again, I would see these in a living room. I can be a little bit chicken with crazy prints so I would keep the jungle print on some pillows. I would cover an ottoman or pouf with the brown lattice print. I'd use the damask print on curtains, and the stripe I would use to cover a chair...I think.
I haven't done a dining room or kitchet yet, so I'll imagine this last set in a combined kitchen/dining room. I'd either cover some chairs or upholster some with the lattic fabric, then I would use the stripe to cover a cushion on a built in bench and then add some pillows with the fun bird print. And I would make some pretty Roman shades with the floral.
So there you have it. What would you do??