December 12, 2009
Being Green AND Red
This red/coral/melon velvet is called Leda and it's made by a company called Toulouse. It speaks to me. Every time I'm at the fabric store, I sign a sample out for 10 days and walk with it room to room - kind of like Linus. I didn't know what to do with it until recently.
We have an exceptionally drafty front door that we block with a tacky curtain in order to keep our heating bills manageable. I decided to use my favourite velvet to replace the old drape. Knowing that the yummy velvet should be backed with something, I rejected the idea of a regular white or beige lining and opted for this dynamic Provençal fabric called Bandol Rayure.
I think it's going to look fantastic.