Selecting Fabric and Upholstery for Your Denver Home
Fabric is loved by interior designers for the gorgeous textures that they offer. They can bring new life to a space when standing in contrast to hard surfaces. They are best known for conveying physical and emotional warmth, yet they also can provide that hard-to-achieve look of elegance. While we use fabric for all of the aforementioned reasons, what truly excites our clients is using fabrics for their fun factor.
When our clients are looking for a vibrant look to their homes, we love utilizing fabric with prints, patterns, and bold colors. The bold contrast of a neutral palette juxtaposed with colorful fabric makes for a stunning interior.
My team and I often select an area rug for a room first and then use that to determine the room’s color pattern. This video explains how we choose fabrics and upholstery for our Denver studio’s interior design projects.
The above images showcase how we use fabrics to suit different palettes and how each style reflects our client’s lifestyle and taste. Our clients for the project on the top wanted high-performing upholstery and a family-friendly style, so we kept the color subtle and added pops with the bright cushions. The area rug in this living room has a grey-and-white pattern which adds texture to and complements the fabric on the grey-and-white striped chairs. In contrast, the project below is all about bold colors and patterns. Our client for this project wanted a room to relax in, read, and practice yoga and, at the same time, wanted it to have a fun look. One of the walls in this room has large windows, and we use that wall as a design focal point. It flaunts a deep hue called Merlot by Sherwin Williams, and it became the inspiration for the rest of the room. The striped fabric on the ottoman and sofas creates a fun aesthetic, and we complemented that with an abstract rug and printed curtains.
The above dining room is all about effortless elegance. We’ve used an interplay of abstracts and prints in this room. The chairs for the dining table are upholstered with a fabric that is a mix of light and dark hues of blue. We extended the look with a blue, printed rug and added the colorful abstract painting as a bold accent.
MASTER BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS
This master suite was designed for the Denver Designer Showhouse (2019). The fabric used for the linen and upholstery is minimal and earthy to suit our theme of a sophisticated master suite. The bed runner and cushions feature prints and stripes, and in the master bathroom, we used printed rugs and blinds to give the entire suite a consistent, natural style. Check out the whole look for this suite in the video below.
The above bedroom is in complete contrast to the master suite which was all about neutral, earthy colors, and prints. In the bedroom featured above, we used a bright blue fabric to upholster the bed, and a light blue printed rug completes the look.
KID’S ROOM AND PLAYROOM
We chose high-performing fabrics and rugs for these kids bedrooms and added color with bright pillows.
This playroom also features high-performance fabrics for the chairs, and we chose a rug splashed with specks of black to add texture to the solid colors.
The use of fabric and upholstery in a kitchen is usually minimal, yet what is used still enhances the style of the space. We used bright blue leather to upholster these counter stools in the above kitchen, which are a perfect complement to the light blue cabinetry.
My Denver studio created this home office for the Designer Showhouse, and the idea was to represent female empowerment. I expressed my love for printed and patterned fabric and upholstery throughout this space, like the abstract rug and printed pillows from my MB Home Collection and the accent chair (left), which is part of my Denver studio’s SORELLA line of furniture.
My team and I will be happy to give your home an exciting new look with an array of fabric and upholstery. We even design homes remotely, so our services aren’t restricted to Colorado. The first step is to call our top-rated Denver interior design studio at 720-735-7533. We can then arrange to use FaceTime or Zoom for face-to-face video calls, allowing for a touch-free design and remodeling experience. Feel free to call us with any questions you may have. Together we will live safe, beautiful lives.