Dear Fab­ric Girl,

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You are a girl af­ter my own heart – my pas­sion is fabrics. I can’t get enough of all the pat­terns, col­ors and tex­tures that are avail­able to us and I also carry swatches and pho­tos of some of my fa­vorites.

You men­tioned that you have quite a lot of this fab­ric and af­ter read­ing your di­men­sions we should have enough to use it on your win­dows so that it takes cen­ter stage, as it should.

I am very fa­mil­iar with this time­less pat­tern and have ac­tu­ally used it on a sofa in a French in­spired home.

I like the idea of the up­hol­stered head­board and sug­gest that we

cover it in the solid cream colored linen and we can add de­tail­ing to it by us­ing nail heads or trim.

The vel­vet geo­met­ric print is the key to up­dat­ing this look and will be per­fect up­hol­stery fab­ric for two club style chairs in the win­dow area. I like the way the tex­ture ap­pears in these col­ors and the fab­ric con­tent will be very comfy and cozy.

Since we have a lot of pat­tern and color on the win­dows let’s keep the du­vet sim­ple and el­e­gant by us­ing the tobacco colored em­broi­dered faux silk fab­ric. Us­ing a down filled insert and adding lovely trim we will re­ally bring the “wow” fac­tor in.

And there is no bet­ter way to get the “lux­ury ho­tel” look than to use the pais­ley pat­terned pol­ished cot­ton to cre­ate a Scaldino.

A Scaldino is the term for the Euro­pean flat fold throw that lies at the foot of the bed. Your guests will love the ver­sa­til­ity of the Scaldino since it is also the per­fect throw while you are in the club chairs.

Now let’s talk paint. With the large scale size of your win­dow we have the free­dom to ex­plore a rich color such as Valspar Cos­mopoli­tan Olive #5008-2C. I like the way this will play off of the drap­ery pat­tern and the neu­trals on the bed will re­ally stand out.

For the ceil­ing let’s do Valspar Smoke In­fu­sion #5002-1B and for the trim I like Valspar Gilded Linen #6002-1A.

I think the fin­ish­ing touch to the room would be to add a pair of painted bed­side chests in a soft white or cream and use black and white framed pho­tos to bring in the per­sonal touches.

Don’t for­get a small vase of fresh flow­ers, some books and mag­a­zines and I sug­gest a mix of mints and in­di­vid­u­ally wrapped home­made cook­ies – like the chocolates on the pil­low in a fine ho­tel. These are the lit­tle de­tails that let your guests know you care.

Now all you have to do is send out the in­vites and en­joy your guests. They sure will en­joy the pam­per­ing.

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