Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Decorating for and by the Pets

As I mentioned earlier, I decided to make a round ottoman to go with the rectangular one that I made recently and to replace the old coffee table.  I found a round piece of wood at a fabric store's giveaway pile, so it's just a matter of making the frame and putting it all together.  And finding the right fabric.

I love Sarah Richardson's work, and she said somewhere that she averages 12 coordinating patterns per room.  So, I've set about adding more patterns to my living room.  I wanted something in a bold floral, but wasn't having a lot of luck.  I also had something darker in mind, maybe with a touch of red... but still coordinating with everything else in the room.  I took a chance today on this floral, but still wasn't sure.

I lay it out over an old chair in the living room, thinking I'd live with it for a while.

It seemed awfully light, compared to what I'd had in mind.

And it seems to me that ever since I got the dining room chairs, I've been introducing a lot of cream to the house.  Do I really want more?

And then Winter weighed in.

And I remembered that whatever I go with will soon be covered in white cat hairs.


I think.

Feel free to pipe in - do you think it works?


  1. I like it, the pattern is nice & big. Start bringing in some color and contrast and you'll get where you want to be.

  2. A haze of hair always has to be taken into consideration. I do like the floral with the geometric and red is my accent always.

  3. I'm not a good one to ask when it comes to interior decorating. My foyer is a juggling zone complete with interlocking foam mats.