Yesterday Amy and I hoofed it around the island of Manhattan looking for the perfect fabric for our new office couch. We’ve been wanting to do some partial re-upholstery, so we took the swatch from our couch’s current upholstery and visited Joe’s, Just Scandinavian, Mood and the rather overwhelming D&D building. We narrowed it down to two choices (I’ll share those and the final results when the project is finished) but I wanted to share some of our favorites from the day’s hunting.
*Image above: Griffith by Thom Felicia ($44.99/yd). We got awfully close to putting a seagull on it. I actually still love this fabric and want it on something.
I haven’t hunted for fabrics in a long time (I forgot what a zoo Mood is, it’s like Project Runway 24/7) and ended up feeling pretty worn out by the D&D building at the end. The last thing I want to do is run a credit check in order to get swatches, so I think I’ll stick to online hunting to narrow my options for now. And, speaking of online hunting, we found a great online resource for fabrics that I previously thought were D&D building only. Inside Fabric carries almost all of the lines we saw at the D&D building and helps you cut out the step of feeling like you’re not fancy enough to walk inside their showrooms. The more I thought about our experience in that building the angrier I got. Not a single person asked us if we needed help in at least 30 minutes of browsing and frankly, if I’m going to spend a large amount of money on fabric and not get any help, I’d rather do it online from the comfort of my sofa. So, if you like any of the fabric shown above, you can pick them up here at Inside Fabric. Some days I really, really love the internet. xo, grace
Image above: Dandelion by Groundworks ($133/yrd). The red/cream colorway is really beautiful.
Sea Urchin by Kelly Wearstler ($105/yd). Oh man, this one is so pretty in person.
“Patter” by Seacloth ($67.20/yd) looks far more gentle and watercolor-y in person.