06 Sep gray and yellow upholstery fabric
Finding and buying at bona fide upholstery shops might be difficult, even intimidating. And, except you find a spot that sells at warehouse costs, it’s more likely to be costly. Then again, JoAnn’s Fabrics are just about everywhere. So, I popped over to their web site to see if I may discover any upholstery fabrics that can be good for vintage and retro type interiors. Indeed, I discovered fairly a few.
Notice, these are nonetheless not what I’d call “cheap” — $25 – $30 on sale half-value, as I write this story. Is there a Waverly Outlet anywhere near you? That’s where I bought loads of my upholster and drapery fabric in the early 2000s, earlier than they closed down their outlet in Adams, Mass.
My favourite design in this hunt: The Waverly Upstream Plaid in Coral (also comes in Moss) — this fabric reminds me of vintage camp blankets and that i bet it could look nice masking a sofa or a chair in a den panelled with knotty pine.
Above: I really like the 1970s woven look of the Akira fabric line, at the fitting. It looks like there are at the very least 11 colours for this design — from Indigo to Palm to Chestnut, and extra.
Above: Some more 1970s style potential. I wish to see this in individual to assess the weave — after all, you might want to see all of those fabrics I’m showing in person — however I like the web look of Melody, four colour methods.
Above: And here’s one other design primary with a lot of potential — Pera, 10 colorways. I’m seeing a lot of moss, newly added on the Waverly site. In fact, A Moss by another title would still seem like Ripe Avocado.
Four colour of Glitz nonetheless accessible online. Has potential. Need to see.
So when did Tommy Bahama get all 1960s mad about mod? Just recently, it seems — the design above is model new. Drift Away in four colours.
Poodles in Paric fabric in three shade methods. 54″ large. Buy two yards — trim out the sides in black polka dots, add a button hole strip of black at the highest — and you’ve got your poodle shower curtain.
Tres Chic Paris novelty print, in three shade methods.
These Tuileries prints — three colors — strike me as very 1960s. Or, do you think ’80s?
Sure, I’ve gone insane for anything loopy patchwork quilt, watch out, Holly Passion. Two color ways, Waverly Cozy Quilt fabric.
For those of you who need retro nation, I all the time like my tight plaids — with roosters, too, go for it! Farmhouse Associates has 2 colorways remaining.
Toile du jouy meets Chinoiserie, two colorways.
I’m pegging this at late 1980s early 1990s model, sort of hand in hand with Provence style. Piastrelle has three coloration ways — including the yellow and grey that’s tremendous well-liked for a heartbeat 2012.
Rue de Ribbon in three colorways is absolutely principally “sweet”, but it also has a form of mod David Hicks look particularly when it contains the black.
Nearly any “novelty” print would make for great curtains in a bedroom or kitchen, or trimmed out to 72″ broad for a shower curtain. About Face, two coloration ways.
1. 15 new Marimekko flower energy prints – together with reissued fabric designs from the 60s and 70s
2. Tiki fashion fabric from Tommy Bahama