12/4/07

My chair and the woes of picking a fabric


I was this close to nailing down a fabric choice for my matching danish modern sofa and chair set. So close. And then I started thinking that maybe I should go for more of a pattern. That a solid would be too boring and heavy. Especially a dark color like i was thinking. So even though I had been thinking a solid blue or green, when I went to buy the fabric, I randomly thought about stripes and now I'm considering all manner of prints.



I like these, maybe not for a whole sofa and chair but...
From Sew Mama Sew:

this one:


this one:


and this one:


and from purl:
this one:


and this one:


I also know better than to go for a pink couch, but it's really calling to me. Another option is to stick with one of the solids and just make a bunch of throw pillows out of these different fabrics. Any thoughts?

Oh and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thinking about this fabric as a point of reference. I'd want more color, but I like the pattern...

5 comments:

Bob LLama said...

I like the blue one. It fits the style of the chair the best I think.

dean said...

im not really a flowery person, but i like the first one the best (w the navy background). what if you did just the chair in that fabric? or maybe make some pillows in several fabrics so you can change them out when you wanna change the mood of the room? although i think a pink couch would look fab with the zebra rug...

Porcelain said...

I'm all for giving the chair some pattern! It is a small enough piece that you can go a little crazy with it. I really like the first print (Bouquet Verdigris ~ Blossom) a lot. I would go for a solid color on the couch, but throw on a bunch of patterned pillows.

laure is at home at home said...

so you guys think I can get away with not matching the chair to the couch?

I like that idea. Thanks guys!

Porcelain said...

You can totally get away with it!!!