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My Five Favorite Fabrics

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?

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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.

 

Gorgeous Fabrics

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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!

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By The Yard: $8.95 on sale at Galorious Fabrics | Etsy • Pillows: 2/$30.60 at Twisted Bobbin Designs | Etsy

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Braemore Secret Gate

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Braemore Secret Gate Sapphire Pillow

By The Yard (Silver): $12 at SouthernLoom | Etsy • By The Yard (Sapphire): $19.95 at Galorious Fabrics | Etsy • Pillow (Sapphire): starting at $28 at KathleenAnnHome | Etsy 

 

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Annie Selke Links

Annie Selke Links Gray

Annie Selke Links Pink

Annie Selke Links Citrus

Annie Selke Blue

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

 

 

 

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John Robshaw for Durable Mani
John Robshaw Mani Indigo

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By The Yard (Aqua): $42 at Suburban Home | Etsy •  Pillow (Indigo): starting at $35 at PillowTimeGirls | Etsy • Pillow (Aqua): starting at $35 at PillowTimeGirls | Etsy

 

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Aurora Ikat Multi 

I’m still obsessed with this one since I wrote about watercolor fabrics over two years ago!

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Stuck On Hue

By The Yard: $46.50 at Online Fabric Store • Pillow: starting at $37 at Stuck On Hue | Etsy

 

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 🙂

Kelly Wearstler Channels BluePillows:  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.

Courtyard Oyster

By The Yard (Oyster): $29.42 at Tonic Living

Celerie Kemble for Schumacher Bleecker

Schumacher Peacock Bleecker

Pillow (Peacock): $32 (flawed) at OrangeOliveStudio | Etsy

Ikea Sofia 

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By The Yard: $7.99 at Ikea 

Nate Berkus Baltic

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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.

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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).

Don’t miss the fave fabrics at Driven By Decor,  Simple Details,  Dimples & Tangles and Life On Virginia Street, they are sure to be gorgeous!

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Cristina

Friday 10th of June 2016

What a great selection! I tent to gravitate towards geometric designs and you have plenty of those in here! I would love try something more colorful like the Aurora Ikat, it's very pretty!

Lisa

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Cristina, that's my favorite one, and of course the most expensive!! I need a small dose of it somewhere!

Tiffany

Wednesday 8th of June 2016

I kinda love all of these! I'm in a total green phase right now so I'm loving the palm and the annie selke. Of course you can't go wrong with Kelly Wearstler and Celerie Kemble;)

Vel

Wednesday 8th of June 2016

Love it all! I actually ordered the Tommy Bahama swaying leaf pillows from Etsy, but has not come yet in time for my Summer home tour! love all of your choices dear Lisa, and hope you have a wonderful birthday my friend! Mwah!

Kris {Driven by Decor}

Tuesday 7th of June 2016

OK, so I'm now officially obsessed with that Annie Selke fabric - love it! And I've had that John Robshaw pillow on my "want list" for ages - it's awesome! So funny that we have the same outdoor pillows - when I found them on Etsy I remembered seeing them somewhere before but forgot that it was in your house! #twinning :)

Lisa

Wednesday 8th of June 2016

I have that Annie Selke fabric in the brown & white color way from back when I was in my chocolate brown phase. Such a nice fabric.

Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living

Tuesday 7th of June 2016

Beautiful picks!!! I love the palms and the watercolor ikat is stunning!!! In going to have to find a place for that one. :)

Lisa

Wednesday 8th of June 2016

I have been in love with that one for a few years Stephanie......I need to work it into my house soon!