Simple Bounty

Finding Beauty, Grace and Sanity in a Busy World

Weak In The Knees February 20, 2008

Filed under: Home,Sewing and Crafts — katieosborne @ 1:54 pm
Tags: , ,

Yes, Joel Dewberry makes me swoon.

(But not to worry, Ben. It’s purely a fabric thing).

P2190002 He quickly became my favorite designer after discovering him last August. Almond Sparrows from the Aviary line and Forest Ironwork from Chestnut Hill are the two most cherished pieces of fabric in my collection, and I love many of his others too, as you can see from my little stash.

And now, he’s done it again with his new home dec collection, Ginseng, that is coming out this spring. I am salivating, especially over the Spice Collection. Stunning. Gorgeous. Inspiring.

I am already dreaming up a living room around this palate. Granted, we are still living in this old duplex, with no immediate plans to move, but we do hope to buy within the next year, hopefully a little sooner. Hopefully. And we’re going to have a living room, right? So, I figure, I can’t go too wrong, on buying some yardage at a discount now, through my fabric coop. We’ve talked about buying warm brown furniture, when we replace our current beat up, stained up sofa. It will work perfect.

And Ben, this is nothing to raise an eyebrow at because I’ll actually be saving us money since I always pay for my fabric out of the money I make sewing. Think of the curtains, pillows, etc you won’t have to spend money on!

So, back to my dream of a Ginseng living room: Taupe walls. Nice, warm, inviting. Comfy, child friendly, brown sofa, as was mentioned above. And then, here we go:

Orchid Print in Ivory for curtains. Nice and airy.


And then, I’m thinking, we buy a sofa, right? But instead of dropping a bunch of money on matching chairs, (good furniture is SO expensive), we look for one or two interesting and well constructed arm chairs at antique and resale shops and reupholster them. I’m sure that’s a project I can handle.

I’m leaning toward Bloom in Chocolate colorway or perhaps Wildflowers in Flax for the chair(s). Maybe one of each? I think that might g et too busy. I do love them both, though. Wildflowers would make lovely bedding. Uh oh.


Throw pillows in Modern Bud, Rust. And some floor pillows in Spade Damask, Rust.

d39e 2ee0


Now what about Anna Maria Horner’s new home dec line? Dining room?

Okay, I am getting a little ahead of myself, but a girl can dream, can’t she?