today let's look at how we added the finishing touches with fabric to Connie and Chris's kitchen eating area.
I was working off the colors of a fabric from the previous owners.
Connie bought the family room draperies from them when she bought the house, and they were made out of a really beautiful fabric, but the color blue was
really really really really
hard to match.
The were hung in the family room area on the other side of the kitchen from the eating area.
even though they weren't right next to each other, the fabrics were in the same large space and needed to relate.
I had to look through the whole Boston Design Center before I found a fabric that not only was the same color blue and tan, but would work with the existing pattern.
I finally lucked out with a simple stripe that had the casual feel I was going for, yet worked with the more formal antiques.
Don't ask me who it's from, I can't remember 'cuz I have lost my mind.
The big score, though, was when Connie and I found the host and hostess chairs.
They were antiques and had been reupholstered in a beautiful crewel fabric.
I feel like an idiot because I didn't take a picture of the back of the chairs.
The backs are covered in a tan small check that matches the tones of the room.
These chairs were not cheap, because they had been recovered.
if we had to reupholster them to make them go with the space, it wouldn't have been a good use of Connie and Chris's moolah.
The fabric worked perfectly with the other colors and patterns in the room.
I would never have thought of looking for a pattern like this if I had to redo the chairs.
It was serendipitous that what was on them was better than my tiny brain could have envisioned.
(like my water mark????? I blew the picture up.......)
The whole space was coming together and starting to feel cozy and pretty and a good place to chow down to some serious grub.
I would like to add a seagrass rug to go under the table, it will make it feel more complete as a separate space, and finish off the look I am going for.
(from which I am going. I have a horrible habit of ending sentences in prepositions.)
(It's better than ending a sentence in a proposition.....)
My goal this winter is to convince Connie and Chris to change the chandelier.
We (Connie) wanted something fast and economical to hang over the table.
But now that the rest of the room is done, it's not of the same design level as the other pieces.
leave a comment telling Connie to change the chandelier!!!!!!
on that note,