Our Blue Balcony

June 29th, 2012

My 2012 Home Goal #6 is officially checked off the list!  We have a new outdoor space all done up in shades of blue and just in time to enjoy summer outdoors.  We don’t have any travel plans in July – instead we’ll be spending it at home chilling in this new blue balcony space with a great view of the yard.

centsational girls blue balcony

 

It’s a tight space and there was no room for a coffee table when people sit, so instead I added small wicker end tables all around for drinks or reading material.

blue balcony left side view

 

 

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Fabulous Online Fabric Sources!

June 28th, 2012

I’m up to my ears in fabric right now stitching up outdoor pillows, curtains for my daughter, and pillows for the new window seat too, and all of the fabrics I’m working with were purchased online.  This week, my sewing machine is certainly earning its keep! 

Fabric possesses that magical power to transform a space, and brings beautiful pattern, interesting texture, soft comfort, and always great style.  Visiting a fabric store with a beverage in hand is my idea of a perfect afternoon!

villa nova pink and gray living room

  source:  Villa Nova Fabrics

Textiles instantly establish the mood of a space, and I’m a huge fan of using bold bright colors or patterns and also layers of subtle colors that play well together.  I just love when designers mix various fabrics with abandon.

calico corners fabrics

source:  Calico Corners

 

I was working on a giant list of favorite fabric sources to save on my computer for future use but then thought I’m sure many of you could use a great list of online fabric sources too!  Here are some of the best online sources for modern designer fabrics for decorating around the home (that ship to or are available the USA).       

   

online sources for home decor fabric

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1.  Fabric.com

fabric.com selections

 

2.  800 Fabrics

800 fabrics

 

3.  Hawthorne Threads

hawthorne threads

 

4.  Tonic Living

tonic living

 

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