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Welcome to Week Four of the One Room Challenge.  Thanks for stopping by to read about my fabric selections.

One Room Challenge – Fabric Selections

As I mentioned in Week One, we decided to reupholster all of our furniture (everything except the leather couch!).  Our existing furniture is very comfortable and fits in our home.  It just needed updating.  Good bye 90’s colors!

Seeking Professional Help When Needed

Picking fabrics is one of the most time-consuming things to do when it comes to redecorating.  With all that I had going on, I didn’t have the time to spend looking for fabric.  So for the first time in my life, I sought out a professional decorator (a friend of a friend) to bring me fabric samples to choose from.

Creating a Vision Board for Fabric Samples

One Room Challenge - Vision board of fabricsWith the help of the internet, I came up with some sample colors, patterns and textures to help guide her.  I wanted different textures including velvet.  I like tone on tone patterns.  And, I was set on the color combination of navy, caramel and cream.

Final Fabric Selections

It took several rounds of looking through fabric samples before I found ones that I liked.  They are shown below on top of our Oriental rug.

One Room Challenge - Great Room Fabrics

Fabric Choices on Chairs

Following are my fabric selections for each piece of furniture that is being re-upholstered.  It will give you a sneak peek into what this dramatic makeover will look like.

I chose a rich navy velvet by Kravet Couture for my plaid slipper chairs.  Also, I decided to eliminate the skirt and expose the legs for a more modern feel.

One Room Challenge - Great Room Fabric Selection

One Room Challenge - Great Room Fabric Selection

For my red oversized chair, I selected a very subtle blue and cream check fabric by Duralee.   It’s a large chair and this simple pattern and colors won’t make the chair look so big.

One Room Challenge - Fabric Selections

One Room Challenge - Fabric Selection

I went bold on our bar stools, choosing a wild navy and cream pattern from Pindler.

One Room Challenge - Great Room Fabric Selection

In the back of our great room we have two chairs and an ottoman where we like to have our morning coffee and read the paper.  As with all of our furniture, comfort is a must.  I like our fabrics to be soft and inviting and this Bailey & Griffin fabric fit the bill.  I chose a Kravet solid caramel velvet fabric for the ottoman.

One Room Challenge Fabric Selection

In the other corner of our great room, we have four chairs around a round dining table.

One Room Challenge - Great Room Fabric Selection

For these chairs, I chose a Kravet blue and cream stripe with a hint of caramel to tie in the other colors.

Our great room and kitchen have an open floor plan so whatever happens in one room needs to flow into the next.  This is where I chose to go a bit bolder with my kitchen chairs.  I chose a blue and tan leaf pattern from Stout.

One Room Challenge - Fabric Selections

One Room Challenge – Accessories

Next week I will be sharing how I am pulling the room together with accessories.  I always say accessories are what makes a house a home.  It gives the room personality.

Be sure to stop by and visit the other participants in the One Room Challenge.

If you are new to the blog and would like to see the previous posts, click on the links below:

One Room Challenge, Week 1

One Room Challenge, Week 2

One Room Challenge, Week 3


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