Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Fabric for Victorian Bedroom

Here's the gray-blue fabric for the north bedroom windows/walls. Next is discussion on the drapery function--then I can come full circle with a design drawing. In my head I'm seeing fabric covered buttons and fabric braids for embellishments on the valances. When I squint my eyes I see the blue in this gray, and the same will appear in the wall color "Polished Pewter".

There is blue in this fabric but is not fully appreciated in the above photograph. Up-close the fabric has a grasscloth appearance with threads of dark brown. Forget bringing out the dark brown in accents--not my cup of tea. It is the diamond pattern that wows me, and the shimmer of the fabric. The diamond pattern is texture made by heavier threads and mimics a pattern I love in the living room spandrel at the east bay windows where our Christmas tree sits. See post below Our Christmas Story.


  1. Bonjour and Happy New Year Ms. Linda,

    I can almost see the finished product from the vivid description you made from your imagination! I can't wait to see them up on the windows.

    You and your husband are making alot of progress on your restoration. I am loving your posts.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Linda,

    That is very elegant-looking fabric! I like that the fabric mimics the spandrel you love so much in the other room. I think it's good to repeat things you love, don't you! Can't wait to see the finished product!


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