We have a new fabric-
it’s a fun woodland pattern,
that has a high quotient of cute.
And it it brought into focus how winter is fast approaching…
After all, Thanksgiving has gone by!
Early winter brings cabin decorating into focus.
There is an urge for decorating with totally different themes
than those used during the summer.
While the cabin look often embraces
trees and forest designs,
many people want more basic fabrics,
with patterns used as accents,
rather than the other way around.
Stripes often work in cabin decorating.
The oatmeal beige stripe works well as a neutral starting point-
it is woven with a herringbone pattern.
The brown serape stripe has a nice blend of colors-
perfect for cabins and lodges.
We have another one that has a washed black
with muted colors.
It gives a nice relaxed look to a room.
While most striped fabrics run up the roll,
Clarence House Siam runs across it.
I love this-
it has a heavy wealt of tan,
with thin stripes in the furrows of different colors-
brown, green, and blue.
Many lodges and cottages have decor
that gives a sense of warmth.
Whether a large skiing lodge with large windows
or a small cabin in the woods,
they seem to exude a sense of well being,
One way to introduce this is by using fabrics with texture,
to create a sense of softness.
Some of the Clarence House solids do this,
especially those that are woven
with chenille threads.
One of my favorites to deliver this is
Clarence House Fabrics’ Resina.
While we have this in gold,
I think the brown works well too.
Sonoma, by Clarence House, is another chenille,
done as a stripe.
While not as subtle as some stripes,
the colors can light up a dark corner of a room.
Salina in orange is a great choise.
It is a tone on tone stripe,
it has great color that is not too startling,
and a nice feel.
While solids and stripes are great,
personallity is given to a room with pattern.
For those that want a strong pattern,
in the right place,
Antalya is an option.
It is a heavy upholstery weight fabric.
The colors could be the starting point for a
cabin living room.
One fabric that I think works well,
is the Clarence House Chanderi.
This is a woven matelasse that is reversible.
It would be great in a bedroom,
as a bed covering, for a chair,
or for curtains.
For a crisp, clean look,
there is the Scandinavian Tree fabric.
The Nature Tree Leaf Fabric
has a more full pattern,
with leaves, nuts, and berries.
The fall nature fabric
delivers a totally different look.
Though the tones are cool,
the total look is soft.
the Fishing Hunting Toile would be a must!
It has been printed to give a vintage look.
One might not think in terms of paisleys for a cabin.
But the vintage look of the large blue and grey paisley fabric
The scale is large,
and would make nice curtains.
During the holidays it might be nice to have a
few accent pillows.
The winter holiday wreath fabric is a nice one for that!
Different wreaths with cookies, hearts, and stars
are shown against a background of weathered boards!
And, what could be more cabiny than
a red and black buffalo check fabric?
This is a heavy upholstery weight fabric
that can be used for both upholstery or curtains.
For all our cabin and lodge decorating fabrics see