House Happenings.

I have a few new things going on in our house.  First I finally found a kids Louis Ghost chair for Sterling and I adore it.

How adorable is it with his little desk?  He loves to sit here and color.

Awhile back I won these Foo Dogs on Cassie’s blog and they just came in the mail recently.  How awesome are they?  Currently they are in my dining room, but I am contemplating moving them.

I finally finished painting the rocking chairs on our porch.  A simple project that took me way longer than it should have.   They were black before if you don’t remember.  Next up I want to paint the floor and recover the cushions.  Maybe that will happen sometime this year, I am so slow with house projects.  I feel like I never have time!

Next on my growing list of projects is recovering these wingback chairs.  Now that we have a new rug in our den the wingback chairs just don’t match.  Plus I am so not a plaid person anyways.  These used to be my parents that they passed down to me, hence the fabric that doesn’t match.

Here is the question.  Would you go with a pattern or a solid color?  My rug is pretty busy, so would a pattern be too much?  My rug if you need reference:

I dig this patterned fabric on these chairs.  but wonder if it would clash.

My other option is to go super neutral.  I am thinking a solid taupe or gray color and maybe even add some nailheads.  I am leaning towards this because then I could always spice things up with fun pillows.

Any other great ideas?  I have the hardest time making decisions like these.  Help a sister out.  Also if any locals know good places to find discount fabrics share your sources! 


  1. July 26, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    I love your updates!!! I should have factored that lucite chair into my design for sterling!!!

  2. July 26, 2012 / 12:25 pm

    Love the wingback chair! I say go with a neutral and then the nailhead trim. You can accessorize with a fun pillow or throw. Another option could be a neutral color fabric with a stripe in black down the center of the chair. I will try and find a picture to illustrate!

  3. July 26, 2012 / 12:28 pm

    I think a loose trellis or greek key pattern with neutral colors would be great! definitely shop around for fabric, always has coupon codes and is super cheap wingbacks take lots more fabric than you would think, good luck!

  4. July 26, 2012 / 12:33 pm

    Love the ghost chair, I am trying to find a reasonable one for my daughter but full sized(she's 10)! I also love your new rug and the SL mag chairs but think the pattern is too similar in size for the rug. I would choose a smaller print if you want print. However, I love the solid chairs with nailheads! I am redoing my great room and chose a beige sofa and an ivory loveseat similar to the one in SL pic. My window treatments are bold ikat and at some point I want to do bright pillows an accents. So I say go neutral :)From what I've seen in the last 10 years in decor…neutral furniture is like a white kitchen(Easy to change up and always looks timeless)Oh and I live in Greenville and have bought several Living Social and Deal chickens for fabric stores here recently. I bet there are some as well for Charlotte or Charleston?? Good Luck!

  5. July 26, 2012 / 12:37 pm

    I love the neutral with nailhead trim! Check out the fabric store on the IOP connector next to King St Grill. They have good prices and they recover! I also have a guy who does it out of his home. He will pick up your furniture for you, which is key! Message me if you want his contact info!

  6. July 26, 2012 / 12:37 pm

    sooooo completely in love with Sterlings ghost chair! And I adore your rug. I can totally relate to the pattern v. solid on chairs. I'm having the same problem at my house and it's stalling the room's completion. I think either can work with that rug. What about a solid with a contrasting piping in that greeny yellow color?

  7. July 26, 2012 / 1:06 pm

    Love the neutral fabric, based on everything else that you do, I'm sure the chairs will come out amazing!

  8. July 26, 2012 / 1:27 pm

    Sterling's desk is too cute! I would definitely go neutral on the chair and add a colorful pillow with a fun design. The rocking chairs look great!

  9. July 26, 2012 / 1:36 pm

    I vote neutral with nailhead trim! but you could do a neutral that is one solid color but has the pattern woven into the fabric so it isn't too loud, but it adds texture.

  10. July 26, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    I hear you on never having time… 😉 LOVE Sterling's set-up!

  11. July 26, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    I think neutral with nail head trim is your best bet! Love the little chair and desk 🙂

  12. July 26, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    If you find a pattern that's neutral enough to match (like the first picture) that would be my choice. If not, then go neutral! Where did you get that ghost chair? It's awesome!

  13. July 26, 2012 / 4:57 pm

    I say go neutral on the chair & spice it up with pillows & throws. Re-upholstery costs 4 bajillion dollars anyway–you won't want to have to do that again anytime soon, trust.

  14. July 26, 2012 / 5:06 pm

    my choice would be neutral with nailheads! LOVE the ghost chair!

  15. July 26, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    Love the ghost chair with the desk, so cute! And the foo dogs are amazing. Have you ever done a home tour? I love the bits that I've seen!

  16. July 26, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    ohmygosh! i adore the mini ghost chair – to die for!


  17. July 27, 2012 / 12:16 am

    great job with all the projects… everything looks great! personally, i would refinish the chair with a neutral/one tone look because you can always switch up the pillows with pattern/color, like you said!

    love the white rocking chairs…there's nothing like a classic white rocking chair 🙂

  18. July 27, 2012 / 1:58 pm

    I am in a huge navy phase right now and I think your wing backs would look great in a solid navy! You could add nail heads if you wanted but wouldn't have too. Then you could add fun pillows with a pattern. You can't go wrong with a solid! Plus navy hides dirt!!! The ghost chair for Sterling is adorable too! Premier Prints is a good online source for cheap fabrics.

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