After volunteering on Saturday morning at the Salvos op shop, sweltering in a very old hall, I spent most of the weekend in the cool of my air-conditioned lounge room researching on line and looking at lots of vintage photos and decorating sites . I decided that I really need to redo the lounge room – the kids really don’t like my vintage orange floral suite, and as much as I have tried to get into the orange blue colour scheme, it isn’t me - I still prefer red, white and black.
I have also had the timber , neutral and African theme happening for abut 10 years no, and I am a bit over it. I am thinking vintage, 1940s - diners , dresses and movie posters.
As much as I love this red and white gingham couch, and the red patterned fabric, I think it may be too much for my old corner suite I am planning to recover.
I like this corner couch, but think large black and white checks instead of green.
I have used a small black and white check gingham in the quilts for the kids, and I am loving it – it goes well with many things, and would go beautifully with my favourite themes - cherries and scotties:
So something like this:
With some of these?
All available on Etsy (except my Scottie collection).
The other great thing about gingham is that it’s so cheap, around $6 to $10 per metre . So I shall redecorate, but it will be as inexpensive and practical as possible.
I’ll keep you posted!