I've literally been scheming for weeks! Fabric scheming that is!! It's my favourite part of my work, I almost always begin a project by pulling together a strong fabric scheme from which to build out everything else. My love of fabric is deep and I could literally spend hours in my favourite fabric stores touching and feeling each and every option. Fabric is such a tactile experience, it's best experienced in person and not online. My secret horde of fabric in my attic is proof of my slightly concerning obsession with fabric. I'll buy a yard or two of any and all that I fall in love with for some future project that may or may not ever materialize. Some women horde shoes, I horde fabric (ok, well maybe shoes too but that's another story). Fabric scheming speaks to my intense love of pattern and colour and achieving that perfect mix of both in a space. I thought I'd share a few that I've been working on lately!
The bedrooms at the cottage were particularly rewarding to decorate. These were rooms that couldn't be slept in due to the smell of old mouldy furniture and fabric. So to be able to rip everything out and start again with fresh paint, fresh new mattresses and new bedding, etc. was a dream come true! I think the changes were pretty impactful. After we ripped out all the old wallpaper, we had a serious decision to make. The walls were simply particle board walls with seams every 16 inches. I love a board and batten look at a cottage and I was lucky enough to convince my team that it was the way to go. It hid the seams and didn't require us to re-drywall everything, saving lots of time and money. I may have been regretting it after they stuck me with painting each and every last board but it was well worth it in the end!