Thursday, October 20, 2011

Help Me Decide

We had a rainy day yesterday at lunch, so I decided to start playing around with some fabrics online. I know that the fabrics come across much differently online than they do in person, but it's a starting point and a good point of reference when you're just sort of going through ideas in your head.

Now is where you come into play. I'd like you to weigh in and help me decide which route to go with these groupings of fabrics. I thought it would be fun to get your opinions.

These boards aren't for anyone in particular, but I did start brainstorming with the intent on building a nursery design board, so keep that in mind when looking at the fabrics below.

Here is what I came up with so far...

Board #1 on the left started with the Lee Jofa/Lilly Pulitzer collection Happy Plaid. Next I found the petite polka dot. I knew I wanted a floral in the scheme, so that's when I added the yellow floral on the bottom left. When I was browsing, I came across the print on the top right which I thought was perfect to top off this group.

Board #2 started with the chevon fabric from Tonic Living - I loved this as soon as I saw it and it comes in a few different colorways. I thought it was so much fun and so many fun colors to pull from. Since I went the female route with the board on the left, I figured I'd try to go boy route with this fabric board. After I had the chevron fabric, I found the green damask fabric on Joann Fabrics. I added in the Subway pillow from CB2, and finished off this fabric idea board with the small black patterned fabric.

Here are the sources...

Board #1
Happy plaid fabric - Lee Jofa/Lilly Pultizer
Yellow floral fabric - Because in Yellow by Suburban Home found at
Polka dot fabric - Bingo in coral found at Calico Corners
Wheels N Motion in spring - Waverly Modern Essentials found at

Board #2
Chevron fabric - Tonic Living
Teatro tonic in black - Calico Corners/Robert Allen
Green damask fabric - Waverly Modern Essentials Luminary in emerald found at  
Subway pillow in white - CB2

Which group are you drawn to? Would you use these in a nursery or do you have ideas on other rooms these could work in?


  1. Both boards are so much fun Holly! I am drawn to the fresh look of the chevron, but the plaid is gorgeous too... mmmm, seems I'm waffling!

  2. Holly, you know you did a great job when it's too difficult for us to choose! #1 for a girl, #2 for a boy.

  3. I am very drawn to board #2. I LOVE both the colors and textures. Great work :)

  4. I could see option #1 in a little girl's room, too or even a living room perhaps with the pink in smaller doses. Option #2 would work in a nursery even for a baby girl but I could also see it in a family room (possibly because I like the comfort and warmth of green in such a space) or a bedroom or even dining room. The chevron is fantastic - it could be used on a larger scale in family room to liven things up and I think also in smaller doses in a bedroom.

  5. They are both gorgeous, but I couldn't stop looking at #1: perfect for a girl's nursery. It reminds me of sun and candy in the best way.

    I do love the way you incorported the black, houndstooth like check in #2 though.

    A lucky baby either way.

    Have a great weekend.

  6. Since I have two girls, I was drawn to #1 at first. But, as you know, I'm on a bit of green kick right now, so I finally decided #2 as my fav!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. I really like board #2 better...probably because i'm in love with the chevron fabric. I think this could even work in an older girl's room too. The first board is very pretty too and I think the fabrics could work in a breakfast room or sunroom...some type of small, feminine living area.