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Julia’s Kitchen:: Progress Updates and More About Fabrics

Julia’s kitchen remodel is coming along beautifully! I went over on Friday to have a look at the drapery fabric samples in the room, and while I was there I took a few pictures of the progress.

As you can see, the crown molding above the cabinets has been painted black now. Much better!! Lower cabinet doors installed, backsplash installed (although the paint is wet and shiny in these pics), appliances installed, granite installed, and flooring installed.


Since I was there, and I had the fabrics with me, I decided to take pictures of each of them.

FABRIC #1: This is the one that I thought would work best. I love it with the wall color. It’s perfect!!


It’s also perfect with all of the finishes in the kitchen. However, I’m less enthused about how it looks with the red chair. Oh, I had such hopes for this one!! It still might be the best option, but let’s look at some more.

FABRIC #2: The black, gray and white check also looks nice with the walls.


And I really like it with the red chair, but I’m not so thrilled with how it looks with the finishes in the kitchen.

FABRIC #3: This lightly quilted silk is still my favorite fabric, but at $130/yard, I just don’t think it’s gonna happen.


And I love the way it looks with the red chair AND with the finishes in the kitchen. It’s a winner…except for that price tag!!


FABRIC #4: I really love this black and white houndstooth, but I just really have my heart set on a checked fabric. This does look good with the walls, though.


And I actually think it looks great with the chair AND with the finishes in the kitchen. But I also had my heart set on a fabric with some white, black and gray.


FABRIC #5: The gorgeous gray and black houndstooth just fell flat when I got it in the room. It was too dark…too drab. The picture actually makes it look lighter than it looks in person in the room.


They gray was just all wrong.


So those were the options I had at the time. My favorite is definitely the silk. When I left, I was feeling a bit frustrated and down because I just knew I wasn’t going to get what I wanted, and I really, really hate to settle for second rate.

But Friday afternoon, look what arrived in the mail…another sample.


There’s just something about that huge black, white and gray check that I love! It’s not exactly like the silk fabric…


But it’s pretty darn close. It’s a silk/linen blend, and it’s less than half the cost of the silk fabric. I’m going to take it over to Julia’s today and see what it looks like in the room. I really have high hopes that it’ll be perfect!!



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    Anonymous
    August 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Now that I see the black and white with the red chair, I like it a lot. How about a black and white damask curtain?????
    Laurie Moss

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    August 9, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I really have my heart set on a checked fabric. I want it to be reminiscent of the black and white tile floors that are often seen with these 1950s chrome and formica tables.

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    Susie M
    August 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    The black molding looks so much better and I love the flooring. I'm not feeling the hounds tooth prints. I think you are on the right track with the large checks. They seem to work the best as a whole.

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    Rachael
    August 9, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    What about some red in the window treatments?

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    Jean
    August 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I absolutely LOVE those black cabinets! The black molding made a world of difference. I love everything, the floor, the counter tops, the appliances, just everything. As far as the fabrics go, I like #1 best in the pictures. The problem with pictures though is that color is not always accurate. I remembered the walls looking a little more green than in these pictures, which makes it hard to judge the fabric with the wall. Of course, my monitor could be the problem where color is concerned.

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    Ann
    August 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Kristi, as usual you did a fabulous job on that kitchen! I love love love it! I am addicted to fabrics, and although I love them all,I have to agree I love the big check most!

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    Kim - A Creative Spirit
    August 9, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Kristi, you can always count on Robert Allen fabrics… :o) Glad to know some things never change in the design field……

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    Rose Duffy
    August 10, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I think the Robert Allen fabric looks great. Beautiful selection of colors and textures.

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    Darnell Hardin
    August 12, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I really have my heart set on a fabric with some white, black and gray. I'm looking for designs for my kitchen. Yes, because I just moved into a new house. I was confused to find the right design for my kitchen space is not too large. I think this idea can I apply in my kitchen.

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    Katrynar
    August 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I LOVE THE HOUNDSTOOTH! YOU MUST USE IT!!!

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    Darnell Hardin
    April 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I really have my heart set on a fabric with some white, black and gray. I'm looking for designs for my kitchen. Yes, because I just moved into a new house. I was confused to find the right design for my kitchen space is not too large. I think this idea can I apply in my kitchen.

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    FloydAlsbach
    June 6, 2011 at 2:14 am

    I have been searching for fabric #2!!  Can you tell me the manufacturer?  I would love to order some yardage to recover my sofa.  Thanks..

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    June 6, 2011 at 2:16 am

    It's a Kravet fabric.  I don't know the pattern name/number, but you can go to their website and use the search function.

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