This post was originally going to be about helping me decide whether to reuphostler these chairs in something nice and neutral.
I was thinking a white indoor/outdoor fabric, that could be wiped down. I have four of the chairs, from my favorite furniture store, my parents' house. Plan was to reupholster them and stain them dark, like the first example above. Two would go in my living room now, and eventually I would use all four in a kitchen or playroom around a round table (which currently resides at my favorite furniture store).
So I went to the local fabric store and started browsing. And happened upon this lovely yellow and greyish brown leopard print fabric. Discounted.
I try so hard to be neutral, and pattern free, then something like this happens.
First, a little unplanned tour. Ignore the mess and lack of styling.
That door is my front door, which opens into the living room. We use the living room all the time. Miss Priss has her basket of toys in here, and loves to watch the birds out the big window.
This is the view from the sofa. Ignore the mess.
Hmmm. That innocent face doesn't fool me. But, as you can see, this room has a lot going on.
This end of the room is what's in progress. The two chairs will flank an occasional table that is to be determined. Baby cage and ripped off door (girl is a toddler now, yo) are not part of the decor.
So back to the dilemma. I tried to fight my love of pattern and color, but I just need to be myself.
Oh, I just love it. Sigh. Imagine it piped in that grayish brown? Now I won't have to stain the chairs. At least not for a while.
So, am I absolutely insane? Answer with impunity, I know the answer is yes. A little crazy, bright, and patterned. It may not be what's happening, but it's me.