I went furniture shopping on the weekend and narrowed down some chairs I might buy and started to think about upholstery options. With a wall of fabrics in front of you, it's easy to see plain fabrics as the boring cop-out.
But, back in my place, I long for more soothing layering of soft greys, blues and taupes. I was looking on Cabbages & Roses tonight. It's easy to immediately think this site would be too shabby-chic floral for me. But I love these more muted patterns, used sparingly, with simple stripes, neutrals and that sweet polka dot.
Of course, the look I'm envisioning has deep with darker woods, but for fabrics and walls, I love these softer notions.