Friday, August 2, 2013

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.


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20 comments:

  1. Typhanie PetersonAugust 5, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    I love Robert Allen fabrics. Great picks!

    xoxo
    Typhanie
    Http://www.typhaniepeterson.com

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  2. Good news Kelsey, you do now @ http://www.ufabstore.com !

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  3. Thanks for sharing this post Jeannine! Very exciting announcement that you don't need to leave home to get inspire with the new and improved ufabstore.com. :) Happy hunting!

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  4. I will have to hit up the U-Fab the next time I'm at my parent's. It looks amazing! Love the idea of a neutral side + a fun side...you can go wild with throw pillows, etc! And that coral fabric for the drapes is gorgeous

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  5. Love that color combo! I wish we had something like U-Fab here in Pittsburgh.

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  6. Love your selections! U-Fab in Richmond is on my regular circuit of fabric shopping...great post!

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  7. This room looks great and I'm very intrigued by the pearl finish paint!

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  8. @Suburban Charm Thank you SO much! I'm desperately in need of an oasis in this house of projects!

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  9. @Mariel C. I'm not sure the pretty glow is worth the annoyance of working with Regal Select. If I was hiring the job out, I think I'd use it in every room. :)

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  10. @amanda a You are being VERY kind. I was a little embarrassed to post since I didn't think there was too much of a change. :)

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  11. I love the idea of a pearlescent ceiling!

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  12. Looks fabulous! I love painting too...definitely relaxing with a great sense of satisfaction when I'm finished.

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  13. That is such an interesting choice, and I will definitely keep that in mind for the future! Your bedroom is going to be just so CHIC, especially when you find "the bed"

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  14. wow that is a MASSIVE difference!!! YAY for you:)

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  15. I like the new color and that you seemed to have removed the tie-backs on your curtains. They seem less stuffy and more modern that way.

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  16. I'm loving seeing all your spaces with this wide-angle lens! It gives such better perspective on how the space flows.

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  18. There you go... that looks better

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