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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pattern Play - Bold Stripes and Plaids

I LOVE getting various decorating magazines and really rely on them for inspiration and even validation.  The November issue of Coastal Living (link didn't work - browse for their website), included a feature called "Pattern Play" showing the use of bold patterns and plaids by designer Libby Cameron in doing a Maine home.  What struck me immediately is the first page which shows a   fabrics I have in my inventory - EXACTLY - one I had been a little afraid to use because of its boldness.  I purchased my fabric - two versions of it - at a liquidation sale held at the design studies of recently retired, international designer Daniel Carithers.  He had used the fabric for a client project - the article said that the fabric was a "Sister Parish" design - talk about decorating royalty!
Magazine Article - Photo of Fabric
The article has encouraged me to take another look at a number of rather bold and bright fabrics in my inventory and to take the plunge using them more frequently.  I hope this works!

The Same Fabric as above - in my Inventory
Designer Cameron, who spent some time at Sister Parish's firm - Parish-Hadley - says "color and pattern are my strong suite" and she proves it in the way she brings lively colors throughout the house.  Saturated colors - blended with neutral backgrounds - keeps the space cheery and bright all year round!  

I'll have to become bolder myself!

More Bright and Crisp Fabrics in my Inventory

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