Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pattern Play...Blogger Challenge

When Chelsea from Pinterior Designer contacted me about taking part in a "pattern" blogger challenge for the month of February, I couldn't have said yes fast enough!

I love using pattern in design, especially in the form of fabric.  It helps to add interest to a space without committing major time or dollars, and it often acts as the "thing" that ties a space together.

This year {actually, this happens every year}, after we removed all of our holiday decor, I was craving a clean and de-cluttered space.  I wanted to keep accessories to a minimum and have our great room feel clean and calming.  Aside from the gray, blues and gold that are always present in the room, I wanted to add pops of black and white throughout the space.

To get the B&W pop on our console table, I knew I could add a great fabric instead of relying on accessories with more visual weight.  I already had great striped pillow covers from H&M on our couch, so I went for a small spotted fabric that would tie in nicely.

I started by pinning the long sides {probably should have ironed the fabric first, but I was l-a-z-y}...



Then I sewed, removing the pins as I went along...


Then I pinned the short sides...


Sewed one last time, and done-zo {well after I finally ironed it}!


I love the way the small spots make a quiet statement and play nicely with the bold patterned tray I added on top.






Using fabric on the tables in our home has become the norm for me, and I like that it allows me to add another layer of color or pattern without a lot of effort.  Plus, it helps protect my painted furniture too!  Who doesn't love a piece that pulls double-duty?!

Now head on over to the other fabulous ladies who accepted the Pattern Play Challenge this month, and let me know what your favorite project is! :)

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42 comments:

  1. Pretty! Love the way it contrasts with the color of your dresser!

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  2. Really cute! I love that you added just a touch of pattern to offset that gorgeous tray! And that cabinet is swoon worthy! Mint green is my favorite color!

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  3. That fabric looks great with your mint console and that tray. Such a fun vibe!

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  4. oooh i love that fabric! it looks so good! :) perfect choice, gabbi!

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  5. Love that fabric, I haven't seen that one before. Your mix of colors and textures is so interesting and fun!

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  6. cute. i think adding another texture to a room with fabric is the way too go, and so easy to switch out too!

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    1. Thanks! I love how easy it is to switch out when I want a change. :)

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  7. First of all- that mint cabinet + gold hardware has me drooling! I need it! The spotted pattern is perfect and I've never thought to add texture that way. Love love love it!

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    1. Thanks so much, Chelsea! I have to admit, I loooove my dresser-turned-console, and now with the new fabric, I love it even more! :)

      And thanks for putting the challenge together!! :)

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  8. Love it! Looks so pretty with your gorgeous dresser and tray!

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  9. Looks great!! I need to do this for our sideboard!

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  10. Very cute! I love that dresser! Looking forward to browsing your site for more ideas!

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  11. I LOVE the fabric with that beautiful sideboard! Perfection! May I ask where you got the fabric?

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    1. Thank you!! I got it from fabric.com. :) Here is the link...hope it helps!!

      https://www.fabric.com/buy/0311186/mini-dots-white-black?cm_mmc=Google-_-Products-_-Products%20Listings-_-Ads&CAWELAID=172000510000036306&catargetid=172000510000043626&cadevice=c&cagpspn=pla&gclid=COWX8vjUq70CFewDOgod7jUAFA

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  12. Pretty! I don't think you can ever go wrong with polka dots!

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  13. LOVE that fabric!!! And combined with the console+hardware+tray...oof I'm lovin' it all, girl!

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  14. I really like this fabric. It's a great pattern, without being too busy.

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  15. that look great Gabbi! I love that tray too! It's so eye-catching! xo Kristin

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  16. One - I love that table/console.
    Two - The tray you're using is to die for.
    Three - That fabric is amazing.

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  17. Can we just talk about that fabric for a minute! So pretty!

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    1. Aw, thanks Shavonda! Can't go wrong with polka dots! :)

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  18. obsessed with your mint dresser!!! - ok even jealous!

    PS _ have a giveaway going on; check it and spread the love karma

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  19. I love that fabric! I use tablecloths on my kitchen table for pops of pattern and color (and because the table is looking rough). I'm loving that tray too!

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