Friday, 22 April 2011

I don't know about you, but I am so slow with finishing touches. I'd like to think it's because I don't like to rush things and like things to come together organically, working out what would work in a space.
Quite frankly I think it's because I'm not good at the finer detail.

However, in an Etsy perusing mood last week, I hit on this fantastic piece of fabric by the uber talented Heather of Skinny Laminx. This has long since been an absolute fave piece of fabric of mine and something that day connected with my brain and told me to buy it right now to make the much needed cushion for the newly appointed hallway.

Heather's fabrics tick every single box for me...
hand-printed...
crisp linen...
simple eye-catching designs...
lots of greys and yellows.

Even without seeing this fabric in the flesh I knew it was going to work perfectly in this space. It compliments my hand-printed wallpaper by Missprint beautifully.
I used some of my new Ikea grey linen for the backing, which I binded with another new (to me) Ikea fabric, the pretty ditsy daisy.

I love the splash of colour here in the hallway and I love the fact that the space is just about complete. I say just about because as you can see there's a second chair that needs a little Skinny Laminx treatment. The question is do we go for a cushion in the same colour and design or same colour, different design? Me being me I'm all for a different design. I'm not too good on matchy matchy.

What do you reckon? If this was your space, what would you do?

12 comments:

Rachel Chieppa said...

That pillow adds just the right amount of color to that space. Lovely!

Nicky said...

Definitely different design and different scale of pattern if it were me - love that colour - will have to visit this site too. Costing me lots reading your blog! But i love it!

Nancy said...

I would use a piece of it, but make the pillow long and narrow for that other chair...maybe add some black...

elsy said...

definitely different fabric.....maybe in teal? all looking very impressive and me too....not good at the finishing touches....oh well

Jo said...

I would definitely go for a different print. Not sure whether I'd go for different or the same colour though...

beautiful square feet said...

I'd go with the same cushion perhaps, and then add a large storage trunk underneath the desk, in a contrasting colour - I'm thinking about one of those Chinese style wooden trunks that you can get from OKA (or cheaper from HomeSense!). Still absolutely loving that wallpaper!

dosierosie said...

I'm with you, different design. Love that fabric though.
Gillx

Kylie said...

I'm with you Karen - something different but in same colour tones maybe? Anyway, whatever you do I'm sure it'll be gorgeous. I love this room and that wallpaper has me going crazy with envy here :) Lovely post. Kx

Flossie said...

Beautiful fabric, stunning wallpaper! I think same colour, different design. That way it's a subtle change that won't compete with the wallpaper and you get two cushions to love! X

Flossie said...

Just to add: the same colour, different print would also reflect your choice of chairs which are the same material and colour but different design. Hope that helps! X

Courtney said...

Works wonderfully! Looks great.
Also love Skinny Laminx!

Mandy said...

Lovely picture! I think that you should use the same color, but a different pattern. That's my vote! :)