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Fabric sleuthing

Yesterday I spent an enjoyable couple of hours fossicking around some of Melbourne's interior furnishing and fabric stores in the company of a very talented decorator.  It's all part of the sitting room project - to have it furnished and ready for use by winter (only 4 years after moving into our house!!).  We unearthed some treasures in the form of utterly sublime fabrics from my favourite Italian brand, Loro Piana.


The marle look fabric is a cashmere, silk, linen blend for curtains.  I've never been more excited about a fabric.  Then the windowpane check might go on an ottoman.  The silvery card is a wallpaper sample.  I will be ensuring that any leftover fabric scraps come back to me for my stash.

The combination is all rather subtle.  Some interesting textures and accents will be needed to lift it.  Right now I've got a lot of junk in there to find a new home for before some rugs arrive on Friday for a little try.



Oooh love the fabrics and wallpaper, great textures and loving the grey... grey works so well with most other colours so I'm sure you'll have heaps of fun choosing accessories to go with it :-) Can't wait to see the finished room - I think it'll look awesome!

Susan Chan

I love greys for furnishings! These fabrics are beautiful. I'm really looking forward to seeing your 'after' pics!


this is going to be one smart room.

Armani? who?


like i said, love the delightful shadow and light interplay. not to mention the beautiful textiles!

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