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FABRIC HUNTED, FABRIC FOUND

I'm Erika Ward

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation.  My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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Beautiful, isn’t it? Such that I almost went nuts trying to find it. I’m one of those people that take pride in recognizing fabrics, paint colors, furniture styles, etc. I’m pretty good at hunting them down, too but this one had me beat.

It all started when my client purchased a chair upholstered in this print. It was love at first sight and could only be described as watercolor art on linen. So that’s what I searched for online, “WATERCOLOR ART ON LINEN.”

Found nothing.

“I have to find this fabric,” I told her.

I tweeted a photo to some of my designer friends hoping they’d know. Came up short again.

I hopped in the truck and headed to my local fabric stores, furniture retailers, you name it. I then took my search to the design center carrying around a photo like a missing person’s report. Have you seen this fabric? Do you know who makes it? Nothing.

It wasn’t until the following day that Jennifer emailed me a lead. She probably felt sorry for me during our lunch the day before. I was still clutching the photo while eating my sandwich. Between bites, I kept saying that it’s impossible that no one had ever seen this fabric. She’s was probably thinking to herself, “This lady is crazy.”

So much for first impressions.

Now that the fabric is in my possession (thank goodness) and I’ve taken you with me on this wild ride, I should at least show you where it’s going…
Can you see why it was so crucial to my design? I NEEDED to have a watercolor pillow against this gorgeous sofa. Midnight blue velvet, with nailhead trim. Say hello to Carrie from Mitchell Gold Bob Williams:


Here are a few more fabrics that will make an appearance in this space. It’s unapologetically feminine and I’m loving it! We’re just waiting for a few more pieces to come in and the navy linen drapery to be completed.

The one thing I’m still searching for is a rug. Hopefully that will be a whole lot less daunting than the fabric ordeal. Stay tuned.

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Hi, I'm Erika.
Your Design + Happy Healthy Home Advocate.

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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