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Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Winter Color Scheme

I had to run errands on the other side of town yesterday, so of course I just had to visit my favorite discount designer fabric store.  So much to see and so many gorgeous fabrics.

As you have seen, this is the look I have now in the living room.  Love all the oranges, limes and yellows.  Love the Iris fabric.  It is just perfect for Spring, Summer and Fall.  However I started thinking about a cozier feel for the winter.



I still love these colors and really want to have them in the room.  When I saw this piece of embroidered fabric, I just had to have some.  All my favorite colors, but a darker background for a warmer cozier feel.  This is a fabric that would easily run close to $100 yd.  So for $12 yd, I just couldn't resist.

Nest I spotted this wonderful cut chenille.  It is the same color as my solid velvet lime pillows, but the texture is so pretty and looks so luxurious.    This fabric would probably sell in most retail places for $40 or more a yd.  I got it for $5 yd.  Love it.

I can simply replace the Iris pillows with the new embroidery fabric and switch out the solid lime with the new cut chenille fabric and a whole new look.  Since my drapes are a deep chocolate and cocoa color, this will create a warm and cozy winter look.

I think this will be the perfect look starting with Thanksgiving and going through winter.  Just need to sew them all up.

I am linking up with Vanessa @ Southern In My Heart for Inspiration Friday.  I hope this qualifies.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I always appreciate your visits.



54 comments:

  1. Yes, it will be perfect! I love that brown embroidered fabric. You are going to adore that look. I cannot wait until you are done!

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  2. Just gorgeous! As usual- you have such a great eye and so nice to get the deals on the fabric. It is really lovely and I bet it will add just thee right touch. =0)

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  3. love that fabric!!! I sure wish we had a designer discount fabric store close by....I'm crazy for fabrics! Beautiful choices!

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  4. Hi Marty! Don't you just love fabric stores? The possibilities are endless and when you find those deals its like you struck gold! I love those fabrics and the floral one reminds me of the fabric I just used to make pillows for my family room. What great taste you have! :-)
    Vanessa

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  5. Fabric is a girl's best friend! :)
    Sounds if you and I could have a field day in a fabric store. I absolutely love your choices.

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  6. Gorgeous! What a great palette for the upcoming months! Looks great Marty!

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  7. Oh Marty! Those fabrics are so beautiful! You've definitely got "The Magic Eye"!!

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  8. I love the embroidered fabric. The color tones are so rich and warm looking. It is going to look really nice too with your other pillows. :0)

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  9. Very pretty, Marty! I love the chocolate background on the floral. I could see that on two parsons chairs at the head of the dining table, too. Well, mine anyway. : ) I'm itching to get a couple of Parsons chairs for in there, but I've been holding off because we are going back on the market after the holidays. My walls are the coppery, rust color in the flowers.

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  10. Marty, those fabrics are marvelous and will look so good.

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  11. Beautiful fabrics Marty! Lovin' the brown-have fun:@)

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  12. Marty, you are so smart! I never think to change my pillows! I love the new brown fabric...so rich! And the green will be perfect with it! Can't wait to see the finished room! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  13. Marty, those fabrics are gorgeous! What a deal you got on them, and they are going to look so pretty as winter pillows on your sofa. Every time I visit you, I start thinking maybe I'll attempt to take up sewing again. Thanks for all of the inspiration. laurie

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  14. Marty, both fabrics are just suited to your room perfectly! Have a lovely weekend. hugs♥olive

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  15. I just LOVE that chocolate fabric! Everything mixes SO well.

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  16. Marty, You found some beautiful fabric. Isn't it fun to change out things per season. Just lovely.

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  17. Always thinking aren't you? It seems as if you just put out the new pillows, but I don't blame you for loving those new fabrics. I have a lot of chocolate brown in our house, so it is a favorite of mine! You got some great buys and I just wish I could sew!

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  18. Beautiful fabrics! The chenille fabric goes so nicely with your sofa fabric. Gorgeous colours Marty.

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  19. Hi Marty, I love fabric stores and I could spend hours just browsing. The chocolate fabric and the chenille will look wonderful mixed with some of your other patterns.
    xo, Sherry

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  20. Hi Marty-
    Love your fall fabrics and colors! Just beautiful! Great price on your fabric too!! Gorgeous decorating inspiration as always! :)

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  21. Marty, you just amaze me. I am so impressed by your creativity. I just love all of your great looks. I agree with Becky, "You certainly do have the 'magic eye'". What an inspiration. Thanks, Madelyn

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  22. Marty, I am the self-proclaimed queen of throw pillows and girlfriend, yours are fabulous. I love the colors and textures!!

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  23. What gorgeous fabrics and great prices! Your living room is so warm and cozy. Your sewing talent has added so much beauty to your room!

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  24. Oooooooh! PERFECT fabrics! Lovin' that brown background. :)

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  25. Hi Marty,
    Those fabrics are just superb!
    They are such a great compliment to the fabrics you already have!
    I can't wait to see the finished look!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  26. Thanks for your comments on my thanksgiving post, Marty -- after a very long day at work, this was so nice to come home to.
    I'll be back soon!!
    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  27. Marty, what pretty fabric! Perfect match! I can't wait to see the pillows. I love the color combinations. I hope you are having a good day.
    Sandra

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  28. Those are wondeful fabrics, the chocolate and green colors are very inviting. I love that orangey flower fabric, your new pillows will be really sharp.

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  29. Yes, that is pretty fabric Marty. I do believe you will love it. Your pretty colors you have now are very nice, but it is always nice to change it up for the Winter.

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  30. Marty those fabrics are beautiful and will be perfect for the fall. The embroidered one is gorgeous!

    Kat :)

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  31. I love those fabrics, Marty, such beautiful colors. I wish we had a fabric tore close by....Christine

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  32. I love love the cut chenille!!! The colors and patterns look so good together...very nice. :)

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  33. Love the two new fabrics. They will really warm things up for the winter.

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  34. Oooo Marty these pillows and fabrics are sooo gorgeous!! This color palette has become a favorite of mine recently!
    Love the oranges and greens together, and that beautiful emroidered brown fabric is a perfect compliment to warm them up for Fall! Love it!!

    XOXO, Sherri:)

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  35. You know where to shop, girl! Wonderful fabrics, and don't you love pillows, they are easy to make and can really have an impact on the decor.

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  36. Marty, I LOVE these fabrics! They are just scrumptious! Pillows in these colors will be perfection!

    Can't wait to see it when you finish!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  37. Marty, I just had to come back over and say thanks for joining the party this week! It is always a pleasure to have you! :-)
    Vanessa

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  38. Beautiful! These fabrics would have called my name too. You are very talented to sew these pillows. ~ Sarah

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  39. Love the fabrics Marty!! So very pretty!

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  40. Fabric is a girl's best friend! :)... Karen said and what a true statement it is ...
    And Marty what a great collection, love your choices and I am so enjoying the combinations of colours , textures and prints. its over all lovely.. I am also going for some fabric purchasing in some next days, your choices will remain in my mind while shopping. Thanks a lot for sharing..
    Hope you would like to pay a little visit to me at

    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    And let me know about how you find it
    Love

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  41. You are great. The choice of colors are perfect for your winter look. I just remember last winter. A whole blogging year gone. Oh my gosh. I have enjoyed all your parties so much. And, I have finished alot of projects this year in the house and outside. Thanks for the inspiration.
    xoxo
    Betty

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  42. love the new fabrics , marty~! I agree, perfect for the winter months

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  43. I so wish that I had a wonderful neutral sofa like yours to switch up like you do. Your blog has made me committed to giving this place a look that's a better backdrop.

    I love both fabrics.

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  44. What beautiful fabrics! You've got such an eye for mixing fabrics together to create such a gorgeous grouping. I envy your talent! Thanks for sharing, *Becca*

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  45. Marty,
    Gorgeous fabrics, indeed! I choose not to sew (unless forced), but often purchase fabrics when I'm in a designer deadlock! The rich colors will often release the locked creativity , once again! Thank you for sharing these lovely fabrics and your thoughts on how to warm up your (lovely) home for the holidays! You are always an inspiration to me!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  46. These fabrics are fabulous, Marty!

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  47. What beautiful fabrics! It's amazing what a difference just a few little changes can make!! We are so thrilled to finally have fall that it's difficult for me to think of winter yet...but it will be here soon!

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  48. Love the new look for winter. It's perfect - just perfect! What an inspiration to start planning the changing seasons here in my home!
    ~Adrienne~

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  49. Love the fabrics Marty! It's going to be great! The green one is my fav!

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  50. I love making new pillow covers. Such a small change with such a huge impact.
    Carol

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  51. Hi Girlfriend...

    What beautiful fabrics, Marty! I love that pretty brown embroidered piece...well, I love the pretty green damask as well! I think these will be perfect for bringing in a warmer color for the colder months...simply gorgeous! Ohhh...and you are sooo good at making pillows! The prettiest in Blogland!!! Can't wait to see how they turn out!!! Thank you for sharing your new pretties with us!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  52. Hi Marty!
    Wow -- I want to go fabric shopping where YOU go!

    gorgeous textural fabrics, and to find them in YOUR colors -- fantastic. The refreshed look is just beautiful.

    And your party post, the one above this? It's terrific -- I wish I'd seen it 30 years ago when I was first beginning to do a lot of entertaining. Great advice!
    Cass

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  53. It's always fun to make a few new throw pillows to change up the look of your room for a new season. What a great deal on the fabric, it looks so luxurious.

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