We debated fixing it up but we finally decided to go for it, for four simple reasons:
- It has such a sweet and funny memory attached to it.
- I figured out it will work with our new living room floor plan (details Friday)!
- It was free! We're already ahead of the game cost-wise.
- Hubs and I both love the lines of the piece.
Together with the gals at Kessels, we rounded up a healthy selection of tweeds, but also a few velvets. I never would have considered velvet because I thought it was too traditional and hard to care for.
|BHG - Velvet too traditional??|
In the end, one tweed remained but because it was shot with navy, it was a smidge too blue.
The velvets won our hearts! Surprise, surprise. I just love the sheen, the way the fabric catches the light, and the gloriously saturated hues of my two favorites. We're still going to sleep on it some more, but it looks like I might be adding a little velvet to my plans. Unfortunately, my favorite pick is impossible to photograph. Can you believe the two photos below are of the same fabric?!? And neither is accurate!
In real life, it's similar to this one but a tiny smidge more blue:
|Nate Berkus (via Love on Sunday)|
|via Dust Jacket|
|via Song of Style - also very similar, but a smidge bluer than mine.|
|The Design Files|
What was the runner up you ask? In the store I fell in love with a pale turquoise, almost robin's egg blue that reminded me of this chair . . .