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Monday, July 13, 2015

How To Build A Color Scheme - Let's Bargain Shop

I love a good bargain just like the next one, but when it is an almost give away for free bargain, then I really get excited.  As you know if you follow along, I am a fabric nut and I love, love, love pillows.  Mixing patterns and colors together is one my all time favorite things, so when the fabric is around $2 to $3.50 a yard, well, I kind of go nuts.  My favorite discount fabric store - Home Fabrics is having a closeout sale and the prices are totally unreal.

I never buy fabric with a room design in mind, I just buy what I like.  You know how you buy that accessory because you love it and then find a place to display it - well - that is how I buy fabric.  I buy what I like and what really speaks to me and then I know that I can create a room design around it.  Now it helps that my room is basically neutral, so I'm really not limited to colors or patterns, I just gravitate towards the colors I like.  So when I wandered through the fabric store the other day, of course certain fabrics just jumped out at me.

I've been using a white tablecloth on this table for quite a while, so I thought changing it up a bit and using a pattern for a change might be fun.  This one is going to be a great one to mix with other colors and patterns. (It was $2 yd and it takes 4 1/2 yds = $10.  BARGAIN) It has a slight off-white background and has gold and a touch of rusty orange surrounding the trellis design.  With this as my jumping off point, I started adding other fabrics.

 I bought this soft tangerine and cream fabric too, I think I can work this into a mix with a couple of other fabrics.  ($2yd x 2 yds = $4) I like to mix several fabrics together, usually 3 to 5, just keep adding until it suits you.  I go a little crazy sometimes.

 I added a brown and tangerine floral pillow from my stash - this works --

The Greek Key fabric I already had, and it will work well with the tablecloth too.

A leopard and gold geometric pillow that I have will work - -

A brown and yellow pillow works also -

 and I can switch things up with the green leaf pillow too -  -

Can you see how it is just a neutral that will go with anything.

All of these work together beautifully and can mix and match in so many different ways.  I also did a little bit of online BARGAIN shopping from World Market.  They are having a great summer end clearance sale on pillows.

Velvet pillows that are already made and at a super unreal bargain price, no way to resist these.

World Market - Orange 18 x 18 - $4.99 ---- I ordered 2

World Market - Antique Gold 18 x 18 - $9.99  I ordered 1

I can create several new rooms designs with the new fabrics and pillows I bought.  Both fabrics and pillows came to $35.  That's a lot of decor for the dollar.

Check back and I'll show you how to make a really easy round tablecloth.

Be sure to get all of your projects lined up for Inspire Me Tuesday.  Party goes live Monday afternoon at 3 PM CMT.  Can't wait to see you there.

I am joining the following parties:
                                 Lou Lou Girls , Karen's Up On The Hill

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  1. I am loving ALL the fabrics you got and all the combinations you have come up with. Every combo works beautifully. Have a great Sunday!

  2. I love those Cost Plus Pillows. So much bang for the buck!

  3. Gorgeous fabrics, Marty! You have such a great talent for choosing colors that will look pretty together!

  4. Marty,
    Dear friend, I adore how you harmoniously blend fabrics for your home decor!!!
    The photo with the brown floral pillow has me swooning!!!
    I agree that fabrics are an amazing "jumping off" media!!!
    I use paper as my artist medium; however many times, my inspiration comes from fabrics!!!
    I think this table cover fabric choice is marvelous!!!

  5. I would love this store as I, too love fabrics! Is it a physical store or an online store?

  6. Marty, you have such a good eye for color and what blends. They closed that Fabric store here and I almost cried. I loved it and the prices were excellent. All of my toile drapes were made with fabric from there. The only good place around here is JoAnne's if you have a 40 or 50% coupon. I am always buying fabric and use it later if I really like it.
    Have a great week,

  7. Pretty combinations and colors/patterns you've assembled! All are lovely! Looking forward to the round tablecloth tutorial!

  8. Marty, You got some great bargains on the fabric. I love all of it and especially the tablecloth fabric.

  9. Love them all Marty and that fabric on the table reminds of those beautiful glass topped metal scrolled tables!

  10. I buy fabric the same way and my, I LOVE your latest finds Marty!