Kate Middleton and Chevron Upholstery Fabric

What do the Duchess of Cambridge and chevron upholstery fabric have in common? Royal and Blue. As you know, I recently couch swapped on Craigslist — selling my couch and purchasing a French provincial sofa.

French Provincial Sofa

I had not a clue of what I wanted to re-upholster it with, until I saw this:

Kate in Blue Lace Dress by Erdem

Stunning, don’t you think? It’s by Erdem. Here’s another image.

The Peach is in need of a pop (or maybe a few pops) of color, after all. The living-dining-kitchen area is so…how shall I say it…brown. So here we go with our royal blue.

Royal Blue

And the fabric pattern? Why not Chevron, which a zig-zag pattern? Here are a couple I am considering.

large scale chevron - white and navy

Zig Zag - Royal

I think it will add a more contemprary look to the traditional-ness of the sofa, don’t you think?


Recipe Redo: Refresh Your Coffee Table

Among my many hunts these days is finding inspiration for refreshing the Peach’s decor, particularly the coffee table. It is much loved and therefore showing many years of wear. Hubby and I often find ourselves in the living area after work lounging with cocktails…sometimes staying for dinner. And on weekends watching our fave Cooking Channel morning shows, while sipping our cups of Joe, keeping our table true to its name. I’m debating getting another one, but maybe I can simply refresh it with some color. I’ve been browsing the interwebs and thought you might be interested in some of my finds. Coffee table redo and…

Make two yellow.

From Arhzine

Do metallic.

From Arhzine

Go white.

From Interior Ideaz

Distress it.

From Country Living

Use teal and showcase memories.

From Nature Inspired Crafts on Etsy

Paint it green.

From Ana White Home Maker

What do you think I should do?