Finding Inspiration at U-Fab
Anyone who loves fabric in Central Virginia probably knows about U-Fab. Their stores in Charlottesville and Richmond are full of amazing fabrics at great prices. I've always found the staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable and I love that they organize their fabrics in ways that let you easily see different bolts that will coordinate.
After feeling a little down about the progress of our guest bedroom, I decided to head to U-Fab to find a little inspiration to help the project along. Though Valerianne was able to order a pretty chili colored duvet cover by SDH that I liked, I was nervous about not being able to see a swatch of the fabric.
Before I got there, I went to the Charlottesville HomeGoods store just to see what was there. I saw a huge rug with a great price that I thought I'd share here. It's not right for my home, but if you're looking for a very large rug and are on a budget, this seems like a great deal:
On to U-Fab! I got a bit distracted with all the blue fabrics they have. I started thinking about what I'd do to our third bedroom with some of these...
In the outdoor section, there was a really fun fabric with a pretty wonderful label. It was a Schumacher fabric, from Trina Tuck's line. Wouldn't that be beautiful on some patio cushions or over-sized pillows?
There was one rack that had some fabrics that I thought might be great for the guest bedroom. I was hoping to use coral or orange in the room, but didn't want the color to be over the top. I also wanted to tie some blue or aqua in, since those are likely to be present in the master bedroom and third bedroom.
I admired them and then kept walking...but kept thinking about that pretty paisley fabric. I normally don't love paisleys, so I almost talked myself out of going back to look at it again.
U-Fab's Kendall Richards (who has a side gig in the wedding world...her company is called Wedding Crafters) cut me off a few generous swatches so I could take the fabrics home to think about them. Before I left, I laid out some of the larger swatches and Kendall added a few others so I could see some alternatives.
She picked out a pretty Robert Allen linen that I hadn't seen before and I loved it! I'm thinking of using the Kravet Latika fabric (that paisley) on one side of a duvet cover and that linen on the reverse. The coral and beige textured fabric would be for drapery panels.
On the way out, I got a swatch of a pretty blue fabric that will match the paisley, too. It might make a nice pillow.
My energy is renewed after a really fun trip to U-Fab. Now, I need to get the room done so I can move forward with all of that pretty fabric.