Friday, February 22, 2013

Needing Direction

I'm redoing my breakfast room for ORC, which you can read about here.  This stripe will go on the chair seats.  This is only a partial piece of the fabric.  I ordered a quarter yard to check color.  The actual fabric is symmetrical and will be placed symmetrically on the chairs.  I just have to decide whether to go horizontal or vertical.  You can see one of the chairs I'll be using below.  I need some direction here -- pun intended -- please tell me what you think!  Both directions are represented in the photos below.  



Caitlin Wilson

Elle Decor

Coastal Living

via Houzz

35 comments :

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

My personal preference is vertical, but I like them both! Can't wait to see.
Happy Friday.
Teresa
xoxo

pam {simple details} said...

I like vertical, Jennifer ~ it's going to look fabulous!

AL Flair said...

Horizontal with the welt on an angle. Cant wait to see final product!

Hope you are having a great Friday!

Amanda Leffel - AL Flair

My Crafty Home Life said...

I know I said I had a really strong opinion on this, but I think I just changed my mind. I will never go against Caitlin Wilson.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I think side to side is less traditional and a nice foil to the traditional lines of the chair.

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Something about horizontal just feels fresher and more updated to me. But the fabric is so fun it will look great either way!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm with Linda, Caitlin sealed the deal for me. I think you should go horizontal. And I think I want a yard of that fabric btw. :)

Cathy Wall said...

Horizontal! I say that because a while back I had a gorgeous stripe put on my DR chairs vertically and every time I look at them I wish I had done it on the horizontal as it is more unexpected. I also like the idea of the bias welt suggested above...

ann chamberlain said...

I like vertical myself! Either way is a winner.

Junell said...

Ok,I am just gonna' throw this out coz I am not a stripe person so technically I should just disqualify myself now...... not gonna' happen being I am somewhat opinionated..... please see this stripe chevron @ link here....

http://tobifairley.com/home/tobi-fairley-collection/pillows/regatta/wave-flamingo/

Junell said...

My comment took off before I finished... I love the colors & design I just would like it done in the chevron style... just saying....

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Vertical lady, vertical. The majority have spoken. The election is over! TGIF!

Kelli @ Life at 818 said...

I think horizontal would be more fun and like Kerry said above. Can't wait to see them!

Vel Criste said...

Horizontal for me - vertical would be good if the stripes had similar sizes or spaces in between. :-)

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Horizontal all the way!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Hi Junell, that would be great, but with the fabric I'm using for curtains it would get too busy. That's why I'm doing a stripe. The other fabric has a lot going on.

Kathysue said...

I am being totally honest, I can tell you are wanting to go horizontally but your instinct is telling you it is not quite right.
I say vertically it is more in keeping with the semi-formal look of your home. Horizontally looks more like a cabana stripe to me. I love the colors the size of stripe but it goes almost cute when placed horizontally. I told you I would be honest. Of course this is IMHO!
xo Kathysue

Kathysue said...

PS, horizontal looks great on the Caitlin chair because it is only two colors, but with the multiple colors it looks to cute and trendy to me. You do know how I love a good stripe!! xo

Kim said...

Horizontal baby!!! Cannot wait to see this!! x

Sadie + Stella said...

Horizontal! For sure!

The enchanted home said...

With it being multi color my instincts tell me vertical. It just feels "right" to me.....good luck, great fabric..so fresh and uplifting cannot wait to see the end result!

christy said...

I think definitely vertical. When you see multi colored stripes I think its going to look very strange horizontally. Just my opinion.

Angie said...

Horizontal!

A ndrea said...

I prefer vertical, but you cannot go wrong either way! :)

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Nancy said...

Oh boy, I see youre getting every answer, so not sure if this will help, but I vote horizontal!..best of luck, it is a grand fabric and is looking awesome!
xo Nancy
powellbrowerhome.com

Nancy said...

Oh boy, I see youre getting every answer, so not sure if this will help, but I vote horizontal!..best of luck, it is a grand fabric and is looking awesome!
xo Nancy
powellbrowerhome.com

home before dark said...

OK, game changer: I prefer the current fabric to vertical or horizontal stripes. I think it is stronger and plays nice with the new curtains. Don't kill me.

Renée Finberg said...

wow i love the fabric.
the colors make me smile!

horizontal would be my choice.
i just think it is a young - hip look.

xxo

102 Lismore Street said...

I would vote horizontal. When I look at a chair, I feel like I look at it up and down. Placing the fabric horizontally would allow you to see all the fab colors you've combined into this fabric at one time. Seems that if they are vertical, your eye would sort of stop, then move left and right. Not sure if that made any sense! I honestly don't think you can go wrong either way, and I'm excited to see what you choose!

LUCY WILLIAMS said...

LOVE HORIZONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Danika Herrick said...

Horizontal! freshtastic!

SHERRY HART said...

I'm going to have to go with horizontal....just a fresher look for me....

5th and State said...

ditto to many of the comments above, horizontal feels fresh!

looking forward to the results
debra
still need your address to mail scotland your way

Karen Albert said...

Jennifer, I love the fabric and can see the chairs upholstered vertically!

Love and Hugs,

Karena
Art by Karena

Matters of Style said...

I think horizontal feels more modern!

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