See the aqua colour in the headboard fabric? See how the pink flowers are... well... pink? The fabric appears to have all the colours I was planning to use for Audrey's room too. I was really excited.
Then it arrived:
|iphone picture, colours vary|
The iphone picture doesn't really show the true life colour. It's really more cinnamon/brown/rust than I thought. And the blue is more blue than aqua. I still like the fabric. But Audrey does not. She tried to pretend that she did, so I wouldn't feel bad, but she doesn't.
Lesson learned: order the swatch.
I will say, mixing patterns and colours is really tough for me. I think that's actually why I'm so very colour shy. How can this fabric look so perfect in the space that Danielle designed and be so totally wrong for the design I had planned?
Just for reference, I'll show you the plan again:
Maybe I just don't know how to mix colours and patterns? Maybe the colours don't have to match exactly? It looks like it all goes together on the design board but it doesn't look that way in real life to me. I just don't know.
So, I'm not quite sure where I'm going from here. I know I want Audrey to love her room, and she doesn't really love the fabric. Fortunately, I only ordered a yard so I'm not out tons of money on the mistake.
If you want to see the inspiration for her room, you can check out my pinboard. I'm looking at a few other fabrics now.
|I couldn't possibly go wrong with the Schumacher, right?|
I'm not sure it's in the budget though.