Tuesday, June 30, 2009

She’s got curves….

So lately I’ve been making weekly trips to a thrift store I found. While I was in the mist of helping my SIL find a sofa I was making bi-weekly trips to the store and kept finding things I was falling in love with. Of course since they were all at amazing prices all of my favorites were quickly going home with other people.

While my SIL decided to go another route and left empty handed from our thrift store trips. I found a little number that I knew would look amazing in my new office.

I didn’t pick it up on the first day. I wanted to go home and sleep on it. Really see if I had to have it. Well I did so this time instead of going back and simply seeing it gone I called ahead of time and had them put a HOLD sign on the piece.

The latest object of my affection has to be my new/old wing back love seat. It has curves in all the right places, which helps it look more feminine and totally perfect for a stylish gal’s office.

sofaanddragon fabric 001

Of course now my main problem is what to get it slipcovered in!

Do I go with stripes:


Or do I go with my animal instincts and get zebra :

zebbreezelinenOr do I go with a touch of bamboo ?


Or maybe I should go with some florals?


Or do I go more neutral and simply get a linen?


Originally I wanted to with this fabric, but at $30 a yard (I need 12 yards for the loveseat) it’s so not going to happen. I love that it a has a neutral base with the white and black toile, but then has punches of colors that I could use throughout the room. I’ve been searching for something similar and have come up empty handed.


I love color and mixing patterns and since the floors and walls in the new office are pretty neutral I wanted to have fun with my fabric pick.

Click here to see the current look of the florida room aka my new office. The walls are still the same. I love those stripes. The floor is getting a little redo with a faux wood floor in antique oak and the slipper chair and bench are no longer going in there. Oh also you can see my inspiration for the space is Rory’s pool house, which is full of different colors and patterns.

Any ideas?

What are your favorite online fabric resources? Please share.

I’m off to continue painting the trim. So not enjoyable. I have three doors, 2 windows and a staircase to do today along with putting my living room back together and sanding a bookcase that needs to be stained.

I’m tired already.

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Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

I like the yellow bamboo pattern!!!

June 30, 2009 at 10:44 AM  
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June 30, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I LOVE the pink! The couch is beautiful!

June 30, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Della said...

Oooh, the zebra or bamboo! I love the shape of the couch, great find. :)

June 30, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Freckles Chick said...

What a find!
I'm somewhat of a pattern-phobe when it comes to furniture, so my vote is for a timeless mushroom-colored, texture-y linen. Then bring in pattern w/ pillows.

Good luck w/ painting!!

June 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the yellow bamboo!! Great find!!

June 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger ms. less is always more said...

I am swooning for the bamboo! love!

June 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Jeannine said...

I'd go for a simple linen and then have fun with pillows in the more funky patterns. The bamboo is awesome, but I could see that falling out of favor one day. It's hard not to love the natural color and texture of that linen.

June 30, 2009 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Gwen said...

I love the lines on your find too!

I always play it safe on the bigger pieces and add pops of color with pillows, so I would go for the linen.

I don't have any online sources for fabric. I have a mental block you see, I have to feel a fabric and see it in vast quantities before I buy. That makes online fabric shopping tough!

June 30, 2009 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Lynett said...

Great find! I love all your fabric choices but I would go with the zebra or the bamboo!

June 30, 2009 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

What another great score. Dang girl, I'm going to come visit and go thrifting with you! I am feeling the yellow bamboo, I think it would look great against the striped wall. Here is a fabric website I like with some very affordable and cute options: http://tinyurl.com/nqfet3

June 30, 2009 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Had to come back and comment again because I just checked out your post about the Gilmore girls pool house and am in love! I never watched that show, so had never seen it before. All those stripes and fun colors! Very inspiring.

June 30, 2009 at 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I love this piece. I really, really, need to go shopping with you. You find the best stuff! All of your fabrics are so pretty it's hard to choose. But these days, anything yellow gets my vote. :)

June 30, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger madamesoleil said...

That piece has such fun lines, I think you should definitely make a statement with it. What about something like this? http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=JC&Product_Code=1030-004010-003&Category_Code=1030_zzz

It's a great price!

June 30, 2009 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Ah! Is it weird that I am so excited to see the finished love seat I can hardly stand it? Especially when I will probably never see the loveseat in person? Wait, what am I talking about, I know I will see it in person one day, I just know it!

June 30, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger My Notting Hill said...

What about a linen or cotton that is a solid that will match a color in the paisley toile fabric that you love? You could make pillows or two bolsters in the paisley.

June 30, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great find! I like all the options, but hard to tell without seeing them against the wall. I probably wouldn't do stripes so the walls are, but I love all the colors!

June 30, 2009 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger pve design said...

ditto - go for a linen and add color with pillows -
the bottom print is stunning and I would love that as a pillow. I could also see the couch being a bright fun color!

June 30, 2009 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Oh, I love the different fabrics you've chosen!! My top two are the zebra pattern as a clear no one, and the striped one as a number two. Any ideas for my chaise? I'm getting it reupholstered (DIY - eek!) now, and want some sort of pattern that goes with the rest of the palette and furniture in our living room / dining room...

June 30, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

omg what a great little sofa- I am in LOVE- I am so jealous of your awesome find!!

I totally know how you feel about fabric- it is a LARGE pain to find just the right one. I'll do some searching around for you and see what I can come up with.

June 30, 2009 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

If Marianne gets to see it in person- I am coming with her! :)

I love the bamboo.

They have some cute, cheap (or should I say inexpensive) fabric at Premier Prints in Mississippi.


June 30, 2009 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Re:Fresh Design Studio said...

I LOVE the last fabric with the black and white toile with the punches of color! My second choice would be the pink stripes. I can understand how everyone is suggesting the neutral fabric with fun throw pillows, but since the piece is so traditional I think it would be really fun and modern to put a funky fabric on it. Can't wait to see what you choose!

June 30, 2009 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Sweet Carolina Bride said...

I love the bamboo!

June 30, 2009 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Limestone said...

I have no suggestions for you but I just wanted to thank you for mentioning ETG. I went there this weekend. (Found a chair I love but I dont have a reupholster in my area that won't charge a fortune so Im torn about what to do. ) But still a great resource!!

June 30, 2009 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Miss Madras said...

I vote for a solid slip cover, and spice it up with pillows. The bamboo is fun but I am partial to the florals.

June 30, 2009 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

i actually dont mind the couch how it already is, but my fav fabrics are the yellow bamboo and pink stripes!

June 30, 2009 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

OMG. im obsessed. the pink will be DIVINE! so will the bamboo!!

cant wait to see!! I need a good fabric resource as well..I need to make curtains

June 30, 2009 at 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the bamboo, but I already really like that single-color floral. The pink stripe says Victoria Secret to me. I'm usually a neutral background/fun pillow person, but I think you'd love the color.

And I can't believe Jackie hasn't ever seen Gilmore Girls. Need to fix that pronto.

June 30, 2009 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

GREAT find! I'd be just as indecisive as you I'm sure, but first thought is stripes.

June 30, 2009 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

wow that is a great find...a timeless piece! i would go with the bamboo or the linen. if you went with the linen put a couple of pillows made out of the $30 floral.

June 30, 2009 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

Good luck painting! I love your comment about the curves in all the right places and definitley vote for the yellow bamboo!

June 30, 2009 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger mrosev14 said...

I love all the fabrics, my two favorites are probably the pink stripes and floral. Have fun picking one out, it looks like it is going to be quite difficult.

That couch is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see your office all pulled together because I LOVE LOVE LOVE Rori's pool house.

June 30, 2009 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

oh so many pretty options!!! i love the thomas paul enlarged bird print!!

June 30, 2009 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Little Dickens Designs said...

First, I love your blog! I'd go with a slightly more benign main fabric, but use that lovely expensive one for the bolster. I think we need a picture of your office!

June 30, 2009 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Devon said...

Fabulous piece. That would look lovely in my house...let me know when you are sick of it. ;)

I'm boring, but I vote for the linen with crazy pillows. Please let me be clear that you should not listen to me...and you should go with something crazy and fun!

July 1, 2009 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger nkp said...

That striped wall looks uber chic! What an amazing transformation already, I just love what you've done! I was gonna say go with the linen, even thought I am totally a color and pattern girl. But now that I've looked at the space, I say the floral all the way. It would look beautiful against those stripes. Can't wait to see the final unveiling. Job well done is an understatement!

July 1, 2009 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Kylie said...

I would go for the bamboo. Can't wait to see the results!

And thanks for your encouragement about our big move. I'm so excited that you will be close! We MUST arrange a little get together. It will be so lovely to finally meet you.


July 1, 2009 at 2:54 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Ya know, I'm really leaning towards the zebra..and I never lean toward animal prints! Whatever you choose, can't wait to see the finished product!

July 1, 2009 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

i love all of your choices but i really like the floral (with the birds). good luck!

July 1, 2009 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10154191 - One of these look vaguely (very vaguely) like the one you loved. I don't care for the zebra or bamboo, but I'm a more stripes or solids type of gal. Happy slipcovering - it's just exciting to have found such a treasure!

July 2, 2009 at 2:36 AM  
Blogger PS~Erin said...

I'm loving the yellow bamboo fabric and the following floral/bird one. Great choices and you're piece is awesom!

July 2, 2009 at 8:05 AM  

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