Friday, March 23, 2012

TGIFiles

Happy Friday!!

~This photo is not going to do this book justice. You'll just have to check it out next time you're at your local bookstore. I came across Natural Companions by Ken Druse the other day while browsing at the book store. The pictures are really really pretty. You will not be disappointed if you're looking for a pretty botanical book. I wouldn't have the heart to tear it up, but these would make some really nice framed art.



~ Did you notice the indoor/outdoor fabrics I used in my Pattern Play fabric board this past Wednesday? They were from Perennials fabric and they have some great options. I discovered Perennials through a post on Katie Rosenfeld's blog the other day (a great post). She even did her own test of the fabric and I'm sold. It's a great option for a high-traffic areas or homes with children, pets, etc.

Left to Right: Pygmy Stripe, Sea Palms, Ripples

What is your experience with outdoor fabric in the home? Have you used Perennials at all?

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you back here next week!

11 comments:

  1. I will have to check out this book. Looks beautiful. So funny, I was just wondering the same thing about outdoor fabrics indoors. I just ordered a swatch from Tonic Living that will be used on a window seat. I'm interested to see how soft it is. Let me know what you find out. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Looks like your book find would be a great way to bring the outside in. Have a great weekend, Holly!

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  3. Oh, those black backgrounds would make a beautiful statement! I love the idea of using more family friendly fabrics, actually the fabric I bought the other day for my table runner is indoor/outdoor, I chose it for the color and pattern, bonus that it will work perfectly for any food spills!

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  4. I am working with Sunbrella options for a client's home - kitchen table chair and bar stool seat cushions - they have some fabulous options. Have not used Perennials. Will take a look. I am scouting around for fabric to reupholster my dining room chairs - I want fabric that is more practical because I want to use the dining room more than it is being used currently.

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  5. Omg, that book is gorgeous! And you're right, those pages would be amazing framed. Happy friday! :)

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  6. I haven't had the opportunity to use outdoor fabrics inside yet, but I'm definitely open to it if there's a chance come my way. And... I hope you have a great weekend. The sun is shining here, so mine is off to an awesome start :-)

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  7. I love that first botanical print! It would look beautiful in a frame on the wall! I can understand not wanting to tear up a beautiful book. But, boy it would be amazing! :) I have tried this fabric site, but off to check it out!

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  8. That book is gorgeous! I've used Waverly outdoor fabric and another one (P. Kaufmann maybe?) on throw pillows. With the kids and dogs, it holds up well and feels fine in my opinion. Happy weekend Holly!

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  9. It is true, the images of that book would make beautiful framed prints!

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  10. Our patio is like an outdoor room...I love the outdoor fabrics there. You have some good ones...and that botanical book is gorgeous.

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  11. Just ran across your post & wanted to let you know that you can actually buy botanical prints from the photographer Ellen Hoverkamp!See here: http://www.myneighborsgarden.com/

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