Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Directed Studies: Day 27

So yesterday I went to Crown Wallpaper & Fabric to look for both wallcoverings and fabrics for my project. Unfortunetly for students they gave me some bins of old samples to take from so I didn't get to pick from their entire fantastic and amazing showroom. : (
Basically it was slim pickins. I did find a couple fabrics though, and some nice pieces not for my school project, such as this one:

and this one (love those animals!):

I see some sewing projects on the  horizon!

So this morning I laid out all the materials I have picked so far to use and I have over half of what I need I think, so that is good. Here's what I've come up with:

I've changed the yellow and the purple because I happened upon some glass tiles that came in all 4 of the other colours I had chosen - crazy! - and a slightly different yellow and purple so I thought it made sense to go with the tile colours. The tiles will go on the wall in the front entry where the ceiling stripes meet the wall. You know. Basically the rooms will be white/grey with feature walls or other touches of a colour featured in my fantastically colourful colour scheme. Yes, I'm Canadian, therefore I shall not spell colour without a U. Thanks very much!

The Fabrics that I was able to work with from Crown are pretty great, but I need more fabric for all the different seating and stuff still! I've recycled a bit from last year's Architect's office project, but I'd like to find a plain grey upholstery fabric to do the rest of the chairs in. Here's a closer view of the fabrics that worked:

Circle-y, eh?

... so those are all put away with their sheets of paper, each representing a room/area on the floorplan.
My plan is to start drafting tomorrow! My least favorite part, but it will feel good to get that started!


(tell me what you think!)


Leif and Laura said...

I really like the looks of that! Good luck on doing the drafting! Hope it goes better than how my essay is going!!

Susie Q said...

I'm glad you included the U, I would just feel left out if you didn't! Looking goodm love that yellow fabric, gorgeous! Maybe you should decorate Shonnas flat? haha

Ayla said...

Thanks Laura - good luck on the essay!
I can only decorate Shonna's flat with you here, Susie! But she is away in Kansas.... :P

Terrylynne said...

I LOVE the glass tiles and the yellow fabric and your layout looks very cheery and bright and fun. I think you're totally on track with this one!! Good luck with the drafting!!