Any idea what these rooms have in common?
Were you able to guess that Raoul Textiles are featured in each of these designs? I was at the design center a couple of weeks ago to pick up some samples for a customer and had a great time looking through the collection. All of their fabrics are hand printed in-house and the company is based in Santa Barbara. The entire collection is fabulous! Are you a fan?
You may recall that I have the below image filed away for Maddie’s new room inspiration. I first blogged about it here.
Despite not yet having a new home selected, and thus having no idea of the room dimensions (details, details!), I have made some progress on selections for her room. First, I think I’ve decided on doing twin beds if it works out. I had a queen growing up but figure this is a better option for slumber parties as she gets older, etc. So, I am working on the details of these Lee Industries beds, but will wait to pull the trigger on them until I know they will work in her new space.
In the meantime, I recently mentioned that I had decided to add a seagrass rug to our current living room for real-estate staging purposes. We’ll after lots of testing and research on seagrass and sisal (see great posts from Joni at Cote de Texas and Lauren from Pure Style Home on the subject) I decided to go for the look….but to use a wool construction so it will be easier on the feet. Why, you might ask….since I won’t exactly be lounging on the living room floor? Two reasons, really.
First, I wanted a very plain edge. For the seagrass and sisal options you really need them bound to prevent fraying. In the wool version I am able to get serged edges for that natural look I am after. And second, I am thinking that my selection has a chance of working in Maddie’s new room. And, the wool will be much more comfy for her to play on than a seagrass or sisal rug. So, this is a much more practical choice for it’s ultimate destination.
Ok, so my selection of a rug that may or may not work in Maddie’s room may not be of huge interest. But, how about this fabric I’ve purchased for inspiration. It is by Raoul Textiles and I loved it so much when I saw it, I had to buy it. It was leftover stock from a designer, so I got a decent deal which is always fun. My current thinking is to use it to make two duvet covers, or perhaps to use on seating at the end of the bed, or even using it on the windows is an option…..I guess it all depends on the space and what other fabrics I find. I’ve got a fair bit of yardage, so I have options.
And then, I found this zigzag Victoria Weymouth fabric via the May 2010 Elle Decor. I’ve ordered a sample from my showroom and am hoping the colors compliment. I am thinking accent pillows on beds would look great out of the fabric!
photo by William Waldron, image via here
So, we shall see. I may change my mind a thousand times before we move….but at the moment this is the direction in which I am headed. I’d love your thoughts.