Fabric I can’t afford

Speaking of Schumacher, I recently discovered that they exist, that they awesome, and that they are unaffordable. In that order. What started me on this discovery was a photo of this room on Pinterest:

(I found the pin via Jamie Mears, who has a lovely blog called I Suwannee [the original pin came from the blog House of Turquoise, which I also read])

I immediately noticed the curtains. What a great print and perfect for the ottoman I’m recovering. Now I’m on a mission. I tracked this room down to At Home in Arkansas, where I discovered that the “draperies” were by Schumacher (you have to click on the thumbnail to get the details). Oh dear. The word “draperies” smells like money. I was right. Game over. I don’t “technically” know how much their fabric costs, but it’s sold “to the trade only” and designed by people like Trina Turk and Kelly Wearstler. If you have to ask, you can’t afford it (I like my fabric in the $5-$10/yard range [I’d pay $15-$20 if I loved it and only needed one yard!]). Boo hoo…

Again, dreaming is free, so let’s just pretend I have money. Here’s what I’d buy:


Ambala Paisley

Gordian Weave


London Bridge


Emerald Cut

So back to the ottoman: I have officially found fabric and have started the deconstruction process. I think I have overestimated my upholstery-rigging skills. I’m really not sure how it’s going to turn out, so maybe I’ll just hold off on sharing any more details until I’m sure that the ottoman won’t end up in the backyard burn pile…

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2 Responses to Fabric I can’t afford

  1. Jives says:

    Nice! Most of these would also look good with my orange metal coffee table :)

  2. Amy says:

    Good luck on the reupholstering. If you get stuck, you might take a look at the blog Little Green Notebook – she just did a series on reupholstering a chair that might be helpful. Can’t wait to see what you end up using on the ottoman!

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