Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pardon me

Life has got the best of me this week so please pardon my absence here at the Dish.
Where to start...
Colds, chemotherapy, a sick husband from chemotherapy, angry Mrs. because hubby is sick from chemotherapy (I have officially entered the "angry" stage), colds = fussy boys, colds = fussy mom, school for Jake and mom (yes I am back at it, crazy), renewing my Real Estate license to start my business again (I can't believe I've been a SAHM for 4 years now), all that being said,
I am feeling oddly inspired this week with fabric.
My husband recently informed me that he loved the Raid fabric by Windsor Smith Home for Kravet (he caught a glimpse of it on the Bachelor Pad, check it out as they are filming in an amazing house).  Eric would like to see this fabric in our family room (insert happy dance), although I am not convinced it's best for our family room.  Why?  Our family room opens to our kitchen, eat in area and den therefore I don't want too many fabrics going on..

The jumping off fabric that I want most in my kitchen/eat-in area/family room/den is Wittman in Melon by Fabricut.  Isn't she beautiful!

Here's where the fabrics will be going. 

Please keep in mind that we are changing some of the furniture, actually all of it minus the kitchen table and chairs (working on that one with the hubs).  Also working on the hubs so I can replace the current lighting over the island to my dream pendant lights.  In the upper right hand picture, with the beige accordion shade (boring) is where I think the drapes made of Wittman in Melon fabric will hang.  Then in the upper left picture, I was thinking of adding more of the Wittman in Melon fabric to the window in front of the kitchen sink (by the rooster).  You can't tell but there is room to add curtains.  Would you or would you not add curtains there?  Keep in mind we are not replacing the bamboo shades or the plantation shutters.  Then the lower right hand picture where you see the plantation shutters, we want to add curtains in between each set of shutters (to add color and texture) and this is where the Raid in either Jet or Mocha would come in.  What do you think?  Too much pattern, contrasting pattern?  
Next week I'll show you the furniture that we want to use in the makeover.  A side note - the rug pictured has a mixture of colors from blue to orange to red to green to brown.  I want to pull a few of those out from the rug and add them to the room with accessories.  Speaking of accessories, I plan on using mostly blue, orange and white accents in the kitchen, obviously replacing the red.
Next week I'll most my inspiration board for my guest room, sorry it's taken me so long.
Hope you are all enjoying your holiday weekend.

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  1. hope these days off are being good on you and the family... take care and relax!

  2. Sorry to hear about all that's going on right now! As far as the fabrics go, I think the mocha one would definitely work. I don't think it's too many patterns going on at all. You could also do pillows for the living room couch the Whittman fabric to tie it all together.

  3. So sorry to hear about the sick hubby and kiddos...hopefully things are looking up for y'all this week! I'm positively in love with the Whitman Melon the colors!

  4. All I have to say is that you have a beautiful home and that Whitman in melon fabric is yummy.

  5. Hey Sis
    Keep the Faith. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We love you!


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