Thursday, February 7, 2008
The Fabric Style Book
One of my favorite books is the Fabric Style Book from House Beautiful. It mixes images and information from their old “swatch watch” section with beautiful rooms showcasing each style and form. While Nick watched the Discovery Channel, I reviewed the wonderful book for some fresh inspiration and was surprised to see our brown Mitchell Gold sofa showcased in one of the sections. It was nice to finally know the name of the sofa (Carter Settee) since we purchased it from a consignment store and never really researched the style.
I am not a big fan of the brown textured velvet on our sofa. Plus the cats seem to think it is their expensive scratching post. I wanted to make a slipcover to cover the brown and stop the scratching and wondered what it would look like white. Well now I know… boring. I am thinking stripes or a very graphic pattern could be really cool. I have awhile before making that decision since I learning how to stick with one project at a time.