Sunday, April 27, 2014

Refresh Renew: Inside and Out

It's spring
and with the 
annual spring cleaning
came the realization that we need
to freshen up 
a few things around here.

Hera Paisley drapery with a tan edge border detail.
Tiebacks are old monogrammed horse brasses on leather.

It's been nearly 11 years 
since we moved into the PH 
and some of the fabrics that I used
to cover or recover furnishings
 have seen a better day.

We spend most of our time 
in the cedar-paneled family room 
and this is where the daily wear and tear
has taken its toll on things.
It's also the hardest room in the house
to photograph because of the paneling

Between the fading and the constant
movement of people, dogs, and cats
it IS time 
to change things out.

This plaid has got to go!

So here are the new fabrics 
that will be moving in.  

A plaid --- yes, a plaid -- surprise, surprise! will replace
the old wool flannel plaid on the two club chairs. 
This new one is a heavy woven that 
will not pill like the old one did.

(At least that's the plan.) 

A velvet animal print --- 
a red and creamy tan panther pattern
 that's super soft and cuddly -- 
will be perfect on some pillows.

Brunschwig & Fils Panthere

A heavy industrial grade woven that will
recover the two six foot long cushions in the bay window
where the dogs lay and watch the world go by. 

Pampered pup in the bay window.

I needed something that would not show the dirt,
and will not catch or snag on big paws and little claws. 
Not exciting, but it should get the job done.

These new fabrics will
coordinate with the RL Hera Paisley
in the room and the tan textural woven
that is on the sofa.

Here they are all together.

May need to find one more fabric
to recover the tufted ottoman. 
It's about ready to go too.

Uh- oh......

Can you relate? :D

Will keep you posted 
as it all comes back together.

xoxox ~



Karen said...

I love your fabric selections. I had a wool flannel plaid sofa once and it was such a pain to have to de-pill it monthly. It will be fun to see your room once it's wearing its new clothes!

Sarah said...

Alison, you are on a roll with your posts. Your fabric selections are beautiful. I like the way they coordinate with the paisley. I need to refresh and renew the fabrics on the sunporch cushions. Wish you were here to help me!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Gorgeous fabrics, can't wait to see...

Ron said...

Great choices, Alison. I cannot wait to see it come together. xo

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Spring is such a good time to refresh all aspects of our lives! Your home is beautiful, as are your new fabric choices. Have a lovely week, Alison! xoxo

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Alison, look like To much work to do
For Spring nice I love all your new new fabric

michele said...

oui oui i know this domino effect also known as a viral effect! love that velvet animal print--so unique and perfect with yer signature plaid! it's gonna be beautiful, and i'm glad you are decorating for your own home after so much contributing to your clients!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Alison, I love your choices. I know it is going to look wonderful.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love your fabrics choices Alison!! Can't wait to see it all come's going to look beautiful!!

Salmagundi said...

Perfect colors! Perfect patterns! Sally

therelishedroost said...

Looks great, still has that nice traditional feel with a bit more pop of color. Love it!

Kathleen said...

.....crazy about the new plaid you have chosen - could you share the name and mfg?

dgmills said...

The fabrics are all beautiful and I am so happy that the pups will have a new window seat to enjoy the world on. Your home is so lovely.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love all the colors together. The different fabrics show really perk things up.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh I so love that very warm and cozy and the fabrics you chose are gorgeous...Just love the colors and patterns!... your choices are always perfection!...

designchic said...

Your picks are amazing. Love all of the textures and prints. I have the leopard in the blue and white and love it. It is on a tufted ottoman and wears wonderfully. Can't wait to see your room come together!

MarmePurl said...

LOVE the choices. Will Love seeing it come together.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Isn't life just one big domino effect? The fabrics are perfect. The animal print adds some fun.

kathy said...

Ooh gorgeous! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Rose L said...

Wow! Quite the project. Look forward to the DONE shots.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Alison,
Oh my goodness, I love the fabric you have chosen it is perfect! me too I love paisley and woven fabric. What a wonderful combination of color, texture and pretty.
I can't wait to see your new look
Have a sweet day, hugs, Elizabeth

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Gosh, Alison, all of those patterns are so beautiful! I love the way that you mix patterns and textures, with your use of color. I can't wait to see the new look. I know it will be awesome!

Rebecca said...

What interesting changes are underway in your room. I shall look forward to seeing the end result!

Oh...I AM a BLH, by the way.

Pat Deneen said...

Great choices! And I glad to see that I am not the only one that allows my dogs to be wherever they want to be.