Options, option, options

First of all, I'd just like to say thanks to everyone for all their comments and opinions on the dining room fabric selection. Unfortunately, there was no clear winner. And to be honest, I'm not sure I was really pulling for one anyway. I really wasn't sold on any of them.

So, when a friend told me about a discount fabric warehouse in a nearby suburb, I decided to make the trek to see what they had and hopefully find some new inspiration. 

Loomcraft in Vernon Hills did not disappoint. They literally had hundreds upon hundreds of fabrics all under the $20/yard mark. I found a lot of options, here's a peak at some of the highlights.

This Waverly fabric is the first one I found, but the consensus was that it was too busy and perhaps too much red to go with a dark red wall. Back to the drawing board.

I found this one next and went back and forth on it for awhile. It's much preppier than I would normally go for, but the pineapple motif really had me hooked. But in the end, we decided it might just be too much blue. I don't want a blue and red dining room, after all. 

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Then came this wild card. It's totally different from anything I've looked at thus far, but it's really pretty, don't you think? The handful of people that have seen it keep telling me, 'it's so you'. 
It would go really well with the existing rug in our dining room, which is sage, yellow with a hint of rust. We'd have to down play the wall color a bit, but otherwise it could just be a winner. And, at $8/yard this P Kaufman (moon shadow in sage) could be a contender. 

So, what do you think?

until next time,