December 28th, 2014

First Resolution

I know that it’s a tad early to talk about New Year’s resolutions but, there’s one I need to act on this year—to stop procrastinating. Granted, my life can be hectic and, it’s okay if not everything on my list gets done but, sometimes I let something slide until I don’t even see it anymore.

For example, the couch in my bedroom has needed to be reupholstered since forever. I want the couch to be green and would love to use my favorite Brunschwig & Fils fabric but, I’m told it’s not heavy-duty enough. So, my first resolution is to find a fabric that will work and have the couch slipcovered, once and for all.

Then, the overflowing bookshelves need to be addressed…



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  • You can get a lighter weight fabric “backed”, it will keep it very sturdy and the fibers of the fabric from shifting. I did this for clients often. The overflowing bookshelves all over our house is on my list too, as well as reading more of the books I buy!

    KathyDecember 28th, 2014  9:18 AM

  • Great idea and I assume I only need to have the fabric used for the seat cushions “backed”.

    PrestonDecember 28th, 2014  9:24 AM

  • I bought a gorgeous Osborne & Little wallpaper at the Church’s Mouse in Palm Beach way back in May. My New Years resolution is to have our dining room wallpapered FINALLY!

    Sue TothDecember 28th, 2014  11:10 AM

  • Yes, just the seat and back cushion fabric, and since it’s a sofa in your bedroom, probably not a high traffic sofa anyway. If it’s a tight back sofa, then have that fabric backed too, so it doesn’t “move”. I have almost the exact fabric in our bedroom, and I had it backed. I also fell in love with some Manuel Canova’s sheets, and had it backed and slipcovered the sofa in our kitchen. It’s held up for years.

    KathyDecember 28th, 2014  1:22 PM

  • I, too, had a gorgeous fabric that was too lightweight for my sofa backed, and it worked beautifully. Your choice is lovely!

    AnnDecember 28th, 2014  1:56 PM

  • Beautiful fabric ! What is the name ?

    PatriciaDecember 28th, 2014  11:15 PM

  • Bird & Thistle

    PrestonDecember 28th, 2014  11:45 PM

  • Very lovely!! I adore botanical and nature-inspired textiles–my favorite Hermes scarf is one covered with birds’ feathers! You must use this fabric, have it backed as your readers suggest, and consider having your closets wallpapered in it as well. Green is throughout my home–it is the color of nature and you will never tire of it. I also love anything with ferns–this is a gorgeous fabric. Get going!

    PaulaDecember 29th, 2014  2:44 AM

  • I love the idea of wallpapering closets, with paper or fabric. Its a great way to bring the interest of a pattern into your home without committing an entire room to it, which can be overwhelming and perhaps too much of a good thing. Not to mention having to live with it for more years than you care to due to the expense! Love the fabric, too.

    AprilDecember 29th, 2014  9:41 AM

  • Absolutely beautiful fabric – and now you can use it! I think it will be wondeful in a bedroom…

    bisbeeDecember 29th, 2014  12:44 PM

  • It’s called Bird & Thistle!
    There us a fabric and wallpaper.

    SusanDecember 29th, 2014  6:19 PM


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