October 18, 2011

Decision Made

After months of searching for the perfect fabric to re-cover the valance in my kitchen, I finally settled with one!  I don't know if I am more excited about the fabric or being done looking for one?!  I decided on a Robert Allen fabric called Pyramid in Camel. In the picture above, it is the geometric one in the middle.  It isn't a bold, bright print or anything.  Actually pretty simple.  I was looking for a more modern fabric, no print. Something that can change/ grow with me.  I find that I get tired of prints quickly, always going back to stripes, herringbone, tweed ect. 

Here is a close up of the fabric used for a pillow.  Reminds me of a fabric Thomas O'Brien or Nate Berkus would use.  The picture below is of my current valance.  It is fine and in good condition, but I have had it for 5 years and am seriously tired of the print.  It actually isn't "me" at all.  I decided to take the plunge and just do it.  I am dropping it off at the upholsterer this week, but before I do, I wanted your opinion.  Do you think I should do a piping around it or same fabric for piping?  My current valance used the same fabric for the piping.  I was thinking it might be nice to outline the new fabric with?

Any suggestions?



  1. LOVE the fabric you picked. I would think about banding it with a solid color as not to compete with the modern pattern. Maybe in a fun accent color that you already have in the room! Love the direction you are taking it! M.

  2. I agree I think you should for sure pipe it with a different color. You need to switch it up!

  3. First I LOVE the fabric. No surprise there. Second, I think you should pipe it in a different solid. In the first picture, it looks amazing paired with the other fabrics that have the dusty turquoise color in them...maybe a nice leather in that color?

  4. Great choice on the fabric! Piping? Make it funky, a turquoise, maybe!? Or perhaps, a thicker linen fabric with a texture...Whatever you chose, will be great!

  5. Love the fabric. Yes, don't do a self welt. I'd go for dark brown, navy, or burnt orange piping.