Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pattern Play

I'm "working" from home today and I have to tell you, it's pretty exciting!! I still went through the daily routine I'm just working at my dining room table instead of being in the office. And when I say "working", I mean I'm working on some projects of my own. One project in particular I'm very excited about and I can't wait to share with you in a few weeks (I hope).

Because I had way too much fun doing my pattern play post from last week, I've decided to make it a regular feature. I'm going to try to keep it fun and interesting, and certainly chime in if you have any ideas or looks that you want to see - I'm always up for new suggestions and ideas!

This week I've used a fabric from Suzanne Kasler's line with Lee Jofa that I think is absolutely beautiful, the Costes fabric in teal/pink. You may have seen this in one of the Lee Jofa ads that is running currently in shelter magazines. It certainly caught my eye!  My initial feelings were a really feminine pattern but I also knew I wanted to show it's sophisticated side as well.


There are so many great things you could do with this fabric. I did a play on sweet and sophisticated with the selections I've pulled below.

First I envisioned a young girl's room using the Costes fabric for a large upholstered bench or even a headboard. The blue graphic print fabric would be nice on roman shades or a large bolster and the pink plaid for throw pillows.

Then I wanted to play up the sophisticated side as well. This would work so well in a living room on a settee or in a large built-in bench area. I'd love to see an armchair in the tan fabric and pillows in the blue zig zag.

So what do you think of the Costes fabric? And do you prefer the sweet or the sophisticated combo? Throw some other ideas at me either in the comments or via e-mail and I'll use them here for pattern play in the future.

Hope you have a great day - just need to get over the hump and then we're headed toward the weekend!

14 comments:

  1. Love the print fabric Holly, gorgeous colors and so much one can do with it. You have some great ideas here!
    Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I thought this would be right up your alley!

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  2. What a gorgeous fabric! And, I LOVE the mix of sophisticated fabrics. Gorgeous! Enjoy your day at home :)

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  3. I love the fabric, and am drawn to the sophisticated mix. But that's because my sweet young girl has grown up! I like your choice of blue fabric in the sweet mix. It could easily be swapped into the sophisticated mix for the blue one that's there, though I do love your sophisticated blue choice, too.

    You are bringing such fun things to us! Thank you :-)

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  4. Hi Holly, Love that Joffa fabric. In fact, I really like her entire line for them. I'm on the sophisticated side of that pretty board! Thanks for all your visits, too. Have a great day!

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  5. Cool! I wanna hear more about the working from home part...especially the "projects"! That is awesome! How are you getting anything done with Sheila there? Or is she off at her usual babysitter/day care thing?

    Oooh, great, I love that you are going to make this pattern play a usual thing. I think its really fun and I'm learning a lot already. I actually think you could combine both the sweet and sophisticated looks and have something really spectacular!! Love those two blue fabrics:)

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  6. What a fun idea! I can't decide which look I prefer because they're both awesome!

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  7. I love the Costes fabric and I agree with Sarah. I really think you could use all of the patterns and it would be a room that the child would grow with. Even your sweet patterns have a nice balance that offer a lot of longevity. Looking forward to more Pattern Play!

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  8. What a fun idea! I love the Costes fabric, so many great colors to pull from. Both options are beautifully, but the sophisticated option is my favorite.

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  9. I love both looks. Great fabric choices they look great together!

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  10. I'm totally digging the "sophisticated" set. Those colors and patterns look absolutely amazing with the paisley.

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  11. I love the mix... they could all work together! That zig zag is awesome!

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  12. I love the mix... they could all work together! That zig zag is awesome!

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  13. The first time I saw Suzann's Costes in Pink/Teal it had my heart pounding. This is the perfect fabric for a chair in my living room.Unfortunately when inquired to cost I was stunned.... Never guessed that a cotton/linen print fabric would be so costly. :*(***

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