I have been thinking about curtains for the formal living and dining room and maybe some new throw pillows for the family room. I had been to Hancock and Joanns but none of those fabrics spoke to me. I came across Calico Corners online. They had some nice stuff, much nicer than what I was used to seeing. I looked up store locations and saw there was one near me. Woop woop, field trip!!! I made my way there and as soon as I entered the doors I was in awe. The fabrics are g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s.
I love these bold patterns.
There was a chair on display that should have went home with me that was upholstered with this fabric. Hubby would have killed me if I spent $1000 on a chair.
My curtains in the family room are blue and brown so I want to keep the same base color throughout the rest of the main floor. I have really started to like the Dwell Studio fabrics and they had some great patterns. I could so see these as pillows in the family room.
I saw this and thought it would be a good curtain for the 2 formal rooms. It has the blue that we are using now but it also brings in the red from the rug.
I left the store with a few samples. All the fabrics were beginning to overwhelm me. Too many choices of beautifulness. Yep, that's a word. I would love to use some pattern as curtains but I ask myself, "Would I tire of it quickly?", "Am I picking the right one?" I tend to play it safe and use solid curtains and use the pattern for the throw pillows. I see so many great inspiration pictures of rooms with patterned curtains but I chicken out. I also wanted to try to sew my own curtains so the thought buying expensive fabric just to take it home and ruin it scares me. I think I'll stick to pillows for right now. At least I can no-sew those. Not sure when I'll even get to the formal rooms. So many projects in my head!!! AAAAHHHHHH!!!!