So I think I have nailed down the "style" of our house decor. I am going to call it Bohemian Modern due to my tendency to lean towards dark wood and Jetsons influences combined with Matt's leaning towards brightly colored rugs and tapestries. However, we just inherited a 100+ year-old family heirloom that is going to make things even more complicated.
The Ikea chair has been retired, and this is its replacement. The in-laws have promised to pay for reupholstering the seat as it is currently concave with springs dangling from the bottom. The question is, where do I go with it?
I am in LOVE with this fabric from Door Sixteen's adorable living room pillows. I would be tempted to order it in a green and make a spare pillow to go on the couch out of whatever was left. If it wasn't so darn expensive. And I wonder if the pattern will look just a little too wack-a-doo on such an old-fashioned chair. Which makes me leery of using a pattern at all since I passionately do not want a pattern of the same vintage as the chair (I am picturing brocade flowers, and gagging). And I also will not be pulling an AT makeover and staining the chair a darker color or painting it white or a bright color. The couch and the loveseat are now both shades of tan microfiber, so there will be no more ANYTHING in tan or beige coming in to my living room.
So should I suck it up and do a solid in blue or green so it doesn't become another piece of diva furniture? At least a plain navy would not fight with the rug or anything. Or am I just being too safe and need to take some risks? That antenna-shaped cutout in the chair back kind of goes with the fabric pattern...