I’m down at the Bay House this weekend, where my mom and I spent the better part of two hours this afternoon searching through a dozen or so fabric swatch books in search of the perfect fabrics for their main living space here: Thibaut, Robert Allen, Lee Jofa, Duralee…  It was so much fun!  I think we’ve stumbled upon a good set of options, which I’ll share this week.  Seriously, though, I could flip through fabric books ALL. DAY. LONG.

In flipping through the swatch books, we stumbled upon my new most favorite fabric ever: Robert Allen’s Eleria print in Biscotti.  Take a gander:

eleria, i love you!

eleria, i love you!

It’s an absolutely gorgeous linen, nice neutral background, the most perfect shades of avocado-y green and dijon-y yellow, gray leaves, pops of turquoise blue, and then those coral-y birds with long turquoise fan tails stealing the show.  Here’s another pic so you can see more of the bird:

don't you just love this?! (i do!)

don't you just love this?! (i do!)

It might hold a prominent place in the living space here at the Bay House, but what I really want to do is find a fabulous wingback chair on Craigslist, reupholster it (with a little butter pleated skirt, please!), and put it in my living room (next to my soon-to-be-repainted 1800s fireplace mantle, of course).  🙂

In order to accomplish this, I only need to…

(a) get rid of/store the giant leather sofa in our living room (we have 2 enormous sofas in there, the other being this beaut of a camelback sofa from Restoration Hardware – my first “adult” purchase a few years ago) so we have room for the new wingback:

the sofa that would stay

the sofa that would stay

(b) find a leather club chair to pair with the wingback – maybe this Kensington club chair from RH (oh how I love the Chesterfield sofa shape!!!):

oh how you tempt me, tufting and nailheads...!

oh how you tempt me, tufting and nailheads...!

(c) find and buy said wingback chair – maybe something that looks like Mitchell Gold’s Randolph wingback:

love that shape

love that shape

(d) get it upholstered in the Robert Allen Eleria print in Biscotti, with a little butter pleat like Windsor Smith’s sofa in this pic:

that pleat is so cute!

that pleat is so cute!

…and finally…

(e) convince Husband that this all needs to be done.

Hmmm.  I think (e) isn’t going to happen though.  Which probably means (a) through (d) won’t.  A girl can dream, right?

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