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Thursday, December 4, 2008
For some time I have been working on finishing my formal dining room. It is the last room downstairs for me to tackle. I have always been a sucker for toile and that was an easy decision for me to make when choosing a wallpaper. That was well over one year ago! So although the wallpaper went up with ease, life got busy and the project came to a stop. I had planned on going for the "All Toile" theme but discovered when I started the project again that the "matching" toile designated to go with the wallpaper in fabric form...well it didn't match at all. So began the now 3 month search for the perfect fabrics to go in the room. I have battled it out, at one point even deciding to put up a different wallpaper and go with a totally different color scheme! I came to my senses thanks to a couple of dear decorating friends who "talked me down from the suicidal wall paper moment". So yes there is a point to me telling you all this. Yesterday after a 3 hour adventure in a new fabric place , I think I have picked a favorite. Not to my surprise it is PLAID. Somehow I always choose plaid. I have a secret love affair with plaid. Maybe it harks back to my wee bit of Scottish heritage, I am not sure ,but the affair began early in life. Oh yes you can be sure I envied all those Catholic girl uniforms from afar in my blue jean and polo shirted clad self. Thank goodness plaid became popular in that preppy fad fazed 80's decade. I owned and wore them all. Traditional tartans to hot pink and lime green plaid Bermuda's. The first sofa my husband and I ever purchased was a plaid in red and gold. Some times I wish I still owned it. Even now I have touches of plaid through out my home. So it is not too surprising that the fabric I am currently in love with for my dining room windows is ....yes PLAID!
Posted by KD at 1:57 PM