Ahh…the difficult task of pairing fabrics for a room. There are just so many I love (and hate) that picking just the right combination can be extremely tricky. The sheer volume of textiles on the market can make this essential task seem very daunting…fabrics can really make or break a room! This month, Chicago Home + Garden gave its readers some takes on this ordeal with designer Annika Christensen sharing some of her favorite pairings. Above and below- check out a couple of her favorite combinations.
And here’s a look at fabric selection that I recently proposed for the salon- style study and office of a city client. It is a fun albeit difficult process, but finally seeing your hard work come to life in a room is so exciting!
The knack of matching neutral “now” grey colored fabrics with a three dimensional quality using texture along with a “pop” of vibrant scarlet red makes this lounge and home office feel utterly elegant- and functional. I mentioned to my client that she will want to work from home more now than ever when we finish this room!
The unusual sheen, texture and unexpected colors of the leather accents mix this classically inspired space with a dollop of whimsy. I am all about mixing it up in an uncluttered way.
Sofa; Fabric by Donghia – ” Cashmere Velvet Herringbone”- Light Grey
Side Chairs; Fabric by Mokum- ” Etoile”- Twilight
Desk Chair; Leather by Edelman- ” Rattlesnake”- White
Ottoman; Leather by Edelman- ” Demi Cow”- Solid Silver
Throw Pillows; Fabric by Holland & Sherry – ” Chamonix”- Scarlet
Drapery; Fabric by Brochier – ” Indochine”- Siam
Available at Holly Hunt