One of my favorite key components of interior design is soft goods. This is due, I’m sure, to my love for fabric. Although I don’t love to sew, the enjoyment I get from shopping for and choosing just the right fabric and playing with patterns has compelled me to sew things like curtains and pillows when it’s time to change up my décor. I often can’t find what I’m looking for “off the rack” when it comes to these soft goods.
I have also done a small amount of reupholstering, only when it is a simple job like this chair.
An upholstered chair is just right in this space, softening the otherwise harshness of the brick and wood tones. Placing a pillow on a wooden chair would achieve similar results.
Frequently when a space feels like it’s cold or lacking interest, adding textiles and goods made from them is just what it needs to make it feel warm and cozy. Something as simple as a vintage umbrella or hat on a hook can do the trick.
I don’t know about you but all of the sudden I got an itch to go play at the fabric store…
3 thoughts on “Soft Goods ~ The Fabric of Our Lives”
I am right there with you with just adding some texture here and there to make everything feel cozy. Love your vintage hanger. Awesome.
Really lovely details that make a house look like a home and you do it so well, Ann. I have four hooks in the hallway and, just tonight, I was having fun hanging three blue calico bonnets and a long blue gingham apron. I had fun trying the bonnets on. I can see how they kept the sun off one’s face and neck, but I felt like a horse with blinders on! ~Ginene
That does sound like fun, Ginene. Yeah, definitely couldn’t wear those bonnets today, they would create quite the blind spots while driving. ;)