Decorating with Fabric: Kitchen Edition
ABOUT JAMIE GOLDBERG
Jamie Goldberg, AKBD, CAPS is an NKBA-certified kitchen and bath designer and a freelance design journalist. Her articles have appeared in Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine, Fine Homebuilding, BobVila.com, KitchenBathIdeas.com and many others. She is also a regular contributor to Kitchens.com, where her Sensible Style blog appears each month.
Jamie currently lives and works in San Diego, California, where she writes her own Gold Notes blog and serves as the Design & Marketing Director for Italian Kitchen Design and Distribution, an importer of quality European cabinetry, based in the San Diego suburb of Escondido.
Last month we looked at faucets. This segment focuses on fabrics and fibers. Never underestimate the power of terrific textiles to enhance the look of a room. To see what I mean, try to imagine the chandelier in this kitchen with naked bulbs.
Kitchen designed by Jamie Goldberg, AKBD, CAPS
Such an unfinished look would totally detract from the otherwise pulled-together room. Fabrics can quickly, easily and often inexpensively update a room.
Five fabric decorating ideas to consider:
- Replace your oven mitt and dish towels, your tablecloth, place mats and napkins.
- Create "new" kitchen chairs by slip covering them with an attractive fabric.
- Minimize an unappealing floor with a throw rug.
- Dress up a basic light fixture by adding fabric shade covers.
- Swap out fabric window shades seasonally.
Great fabrics and fibers to consider for your kitchen, even if you’re not planning a major redo. Small touches can make a big difference!
Outdoor rugs like this Crewel Floral from Ballard Designs offer easy-clean Sensible Style for your kitchen!
Coordinate your window covering to the style of your room, as this London Fabric Shade from Smith+Noble so beautifully does for this kitchen.
Give your old chairs the slip! A great camouflage like this Dining Room Loose-Fit Slipcover from Pottery Barn gives you a new look for less.
Three essential kitchen fabric tips, plus lots more great fabric updates!
Next Details’ Column: Heavenly hardware for your kitchen and bath.
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