Help with fabric selection

wigardenerwannabeJuly 14, 2012

I am having this wicker rocker from Craigslist repaired and new cushions made for it. I'm keeping it in my family room since it is so comfortable. Here is a photo of the room.

And this is of the rocker:

And these are some contenders:

#1 (on back)and #2 (on seat):

#3 (on back) and #4 (on seat):

and #5

I have blue's in the room in artwork and afghan. The gold in #3 matches the gold in the pillows. Any thoughts on these, or are they all wrong? I like #1 and the blues tie into the room, but there is no gold in it and I'm not sure if that makes a difference or if I can just pull more blues into the room somehow. Thoughts or any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.

wig

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gracie01

I like #3 & #4. I think the others look too tropical.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 5:02PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Of these, 3 is best, but I don't like any of them...your room looks more rustic and I don't see a rustic choice here.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 5:56PM
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wigardenerwannabe

What would you consider a rustic choice?

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 6:18PM
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bronwynsmom

Whatever you choose, I think your chair needs a much thicker seat cushion - to the tune of 3 or 4 inches. Of the tropical ones, I like #1. For something other than that, a fat stripe might be nice.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 10:03PM
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wigardenerwannabe

Yes, I plan to add some thickness. I'm just feeling a bit lost. I spent some time earlier googling images of upholstered wicker chairs to try to get some ideas, but didn't really get anywhere. I think that the tropical ones aren't quite right for the room, I just liked the designs bringing some brightness in. If anyone has ideas I'm open. I don't think that any of the ones I posted really work. Blah!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 10:41PM
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kswl2

I too would like a stripe, although not so wide as to be an awning stripe--- that is also summery and beachy--- but perhaps a fabric with lots of stripes in varying widths, incorporating all the colors of tan, white, peach, blue and gold.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 1:13AM
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kswl2

Regarding Annie's post, I think that a very large gingham check (squares about 2"x2") in a tan and white, or a gold and white, or blue and white, would be a familiar and rustic pattern with an updated look.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 1:16AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

If you want blues and golds, you could do a plaid

a stripe

a check

or a small print

Something that goes with the wood beams and the stone wall....

All the swatches are from calico corners only because their website is easy to use. These are just to give you an idea of what styles of fabrics I think might work in your space.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 9:18AM
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wigardenerwannabe

I don't care for checks or plaid. Any thoughts on any of these?
4.

5.

6.


Although this does look dark, it looks ok in the room as the rest of the room is light. I'm almost tempted to paint the chair the slate blue in this fabric.

Ok, so am I any closer?

    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 8:37PM
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yayagal

I love #5 I think it brings energy to the room and works well off the yellow tones plus it flatters the chair. You have a very comfy looking room.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 11:22PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

of the last 3, #4 is the best, IMO...and all 3 are better than the 1st 3 choices.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 8:24AM
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