Want your Vote for fabric - Pattern 1, 2, 3, 4, or none of the above?
alabamalibrarian83
July 16, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hi all. My mother in law has offered to make me a window benchseat cushion and valance. She took my existing Chevron pillow and took it to every fabric store in town, then sent me photos of the 4 fabrics that match the Chevron pillows I already own. Which of these should I pick, and should I pick the same for the valance and the benchseat? My bedspread is a neutral white with khaki trim from Pottery Barn; walls are very neutral as well.
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michdemeanor
I love the chevron for the bench seat!! Check out etsy for the store zeldabelle
2 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 8:39AM
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orangecamera
I like #1, and would use it for both the seat and valance.
4 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 8:42AM
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Margo
I would use #1 for the valance and put a solid ( darkest blue from the fabric )for the bench cushion piped in white trim. I would add a second smaller pillow in the #2 stripe.
11 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 8:49AM
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Cabell Design Studio
I'd vote for #1 for the valance and a bench cushion in off-whote with deep blue piping for strong contrast.
2 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 9:03AM
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Lj Zano Design House
#4 is a fun sidekick to the chevron pillows you already have. It looks like the scale of the pattern is much smaller which makes it a nice compliment..I'd go for it!
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 9:14AM
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bbarick
I would find a way to use them all! What a nice bohemian vibe that would add to your lovely room!
2 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 9:25AM
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Loom Decor
Love the idea of the cushion in the #4 chevron pattern and the valance in the #2 stripe. Pipe them both in the same solid color for an extra design element!
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 9:48AM
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Natalie
1 & 2 for pillows---seat cushion 3 (or a solid aqua)---valance 4.................
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 9:56AM
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JMittman Designs
They are all nice. What kind of valance? I'd try to incorporate a couple of the patterns. I like the #1 paisley for the valance and accent with the stripe. I agree you could use the #4 chevron for the cushion, and do the piping in the stripe-it will be on the bias and add a nice touch. Then another pillow with #1 paisley--a lumbar pillow. And don't forget to throw a couple coordinating pillows on the bed to tie it together.
2 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 10:27AM
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Best Plumbing Tile & Stone
Definitely use two different fabrics. Because they are all in the same color family they will look great together. I would choose #1 for the bench and 2 for the valance.
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 10:29AM
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mjmil
I like # 1 for the cushion and # 4 for the valance
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 3:25PM
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tapaclisa
I love #1
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 3:28PM
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Norma Sassone
Being a total fan of paisley, I vote for #1 as well.
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 4:33PM
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Stanton Designs-online design services
#1.
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 4:35PM
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Rawni-Lynne Tearle
#1
1 Like   July 16, 2013 at 4:38PM
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bargainhunter
Number 1 - love it. I vote for valance in no 1 and a second cushion also number 1 (perhaps rectangular not square) and as someone else suggested seat cushion in off white with blue piping.
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 4:47PM
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Jennie Young
I'm lovin #1.
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 6:30PM
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ZS Interior Design
I vote for #1 in valance and bench cushion with a green tone (that works with green shade in fabric) for the piping
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 6:32PM
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mkmort
#1 for bench cushion and 3 for valance
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 6:52PM
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Sharon
Firstly, you have a lovely MIL! How do you feel about a roman blind instead of a valance?
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 8:15PM
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Tammy Tate Kammerer
1 bench, 3 valence
0 Likes   July 16, 2013 at 8:18PM
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ruthmand
My hat off to your mother-in-law! They are four great fabrics. This will be a hard decision but I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.
1 Like   July 16, 2013 at 8:28PM
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orangecamera
Just had another idea...can she make the bench cushion with 2 different fabrics, so you can flip it over for a new look?
1 Like   July 20, 2013 at 1:20PM
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ponitayl
#1 & yes, matching valance
0 Likes   July 20, 2013 at 1:38PM
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Michelle
I like 3 best
0 Likes   July 20, 2013 at 4:58PM
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Michelle
I like #2 and #3
0 Likes   July 20, 2013 at 4:59PM
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indianpatti
I like #4 for the cushion and the valance
0 Likes   July 20, 2013 at 5:04PM
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ruthmand
Aren't you glad you asked us??
1 Like   July 20, 2013 at 6:34PM
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alabamalibrarian83
Ha, yes!! So many great opinions... :-)
0 Likes   July 20, 2013 at 6:40PM
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groveraxle
#1 for the bench seat and skip the valance.
0 Likes   July 20, 2013 at 6:52PM
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decoenthusiaste
You obviously have to use all of them somehow! Surprised no one suggested lining the backs of the shelves with #3.
1 Like   July 20, 2013 at 8:44PM
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wench7
I vote number 1 paisley , you already have a geometric in the pillows, and use that pale gray that appears in the paisley for the wall color , it appears to be a gray or gray green. And pop some of the blue elsewhere in the room but not too much or it will look like a child's room. Perhaps a blue glass lamp base for either side of the bed.
1 Like   July 21, 2013 at 8:49AM
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sstarr
Don't put in a valance, it's a dated look. Use one of these for the cushion, and the other 3 for 20" pillows.
1 Like   July 21, 2013 at 8:54AM
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JWinteriors
Paint the inside wall the blue from the fabric of the pillows to make the plantation shutters and bookcases standout. Pillows and accessories will be all the pattern you need
1 Like   July 21, 2013 at 8:57AM
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karen paul interiors

. Your pattern needs to be larger and free-form for seat cushion.
0 Likes   July 21, 2013 at 9:11AM
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Inspired Spaces
I would use #1 for the valance. Depending on the style of the valance you could line in a solid. I would use #3 for the top and bottom of the bench seat and do the sides and a welt in # 2 or coordinating solid. Since you already have a chevron pattern I would not repeat that pattern. I would get another one of the Chevron pillows to put on the bench seat. Option 2, for a clean and simple option, I would still use #1 for the valance, make the seat cushion in the solid and make a pillow with #3 or additional Chevron pillow.
0 Likes   July 21, 2013 at 9:12AM
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alabamalibrarian83
Thanks everyone! And especially thanks for pointing out I don't HAVE to have a valance up there.... for some reason I had convinced myself it was a necessity.
1 Like   July 25, 2013 at 9:43AM
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cwalbrun19
I like #1 because it offers a contrast to the geometric pattern of the chevrons. The rest of the fabrics have the same kind of genometric idea, so I think #1 softens the look and gives visual intrest that compliments without getting too busy.
0 Likes   July 25, 2013 at 9:49AM
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gephillips
I vote #1 also but love the idea of incorporating a reversible w/solid for future if you decide to change the color scheme. I also like the idea of incorpoating all the other patterns somewhere in the room decor. I noticed another chair is it staying? Maybe recover that cushion with one of the other patterns. forgot to add; a lap throw something soft, in the pale blue or ivory color would also be a nice touch :)
0 Likes   July 25, 2013 at 10:06AM
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