Welcome to June’s My Five Favorites, the monthly series I host along with Kris of Driven By Decor, Pam of Simple Details and Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles! This month we are so happy to have Sarah of Life On Virginia Street guest hosting with us!
Sarah has such a beautiful home (don’t miss her newest tour that she is sharing this week!) One of my favorite spaces of Sarah’s is the guest room she recently revamped, isn’t it gorgeous?
I think the first time I came across Life On Virginia Street it was for a tutorial for sewing a throw pillow with a zipper, which actually convinced me I could drag out the sewing machine and make another attempt to conquer it. I love how Sarah changes up her home with fabric, she is truly so talented, her blog is full of do-able projects and inspiration, and it’s so much fun to have her join us today!!!
I tried so hard to narrow down this list to only 5 fabrics, but you guys, for someone that can’t sew a lick, I have a serious love affair with fabrics! I thought hard about 5 go-tos that I come back to time and again. Here is a roundup of some of my favorites, with a little something for all sorts of budgets. I shared a lot of pillows so that you could see the scale and imagine some of these beauties in your home.
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Tommy Bahama Swaying Palms
I have this indoor/outdoor fabric on my deck and it makes my monochromatic-loving heart so happy….plus this fabric works with every color flower or tablescape. Fun fabric doesn’t have to cost a fortune!
Braemore Secret Gate
Annie Selke Links
By The Yard (Slate): $24.99 at Joann Fabrics • Pillow (Pink): $35 at PillowChix | Etsy • Pillow (Citrus): starting at $25 at PillowTimeGirls | Etsy • Pillow (Indigo): starting at $25 at PillowTimeGirls | Etsy
John Robshaw for Durable Mani
Aurora Ikat Multi
I’m still obsessed with this one since I wrote about watercolor fabrics over two years ago!
Okay just a few more because I can’t possibly stop at 5!! Five bonus honorable mentions……..
Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa Channels
I loved this one so much I painted my own $8 version. Still think the real deal is pretty sweet though 🙂
Pillows: starting at $48 at PillowTimeGirls | Etsy
Tonic Living Courtyard
My parents-in-law used this fabric for the living room drapes in their new house and it’s gorgeous in real life. Such a nice drape and the color is a really pretty neutral.
By The Yard (Oyster): $29.42 at Tonic Living
Celerie Kemble for Schumacher Bleecker
Pillow (Peacock): $32 (flawed) at OrangeOliveStudio | Etsy
By The Yard: $7.99 at Ikea
Nate Berkus Baltic
I made a cornice board for our bathroom with this fabric and used the remnants for two napkins, mixed into a tablescape with my white linens.
By The Yard: $9.99 at Joann Fabric
If like me you are inclined to love the MOST expensive fabrics, satisfy your fabric craving with these ideas that use a yard or less: cover a cornice board, make cloth napkins or a table runner, cover a bulletin board, or make a pillow (you can get two pillows with a yard if you use the fabric on one side with a solid back).