when it comes to decorating a home, i am solidly in the camp of "save some, splurge some".
i love finding a great looking affordable find that is similar to a higher end piece. however, there are also times when paying a little bit more can get you an item that can really elevate and transform a room....and often, that item is a fabric.
it's no secret that a lot of designers (including myself) are big fans of high-end fabrics like the ones from schumacher. here are some less expensive dupes for some of my favorite schumacher fabrics:
schumachers camberwell vase in citrine is a fabulous, large scale print with various shades of greys and yellows on an ivory background. it retails for over $130 a yard.
isham indienne in lemongrass by waverly is very similar, and less than $20 a yard.
schumachers zanzibar in space retails for over $200 a yard, although you can buy it here
for around $155 a yard. this is the fabric i just used for pillows in my living room.
giverny spice by rich loom is a dead ringer for zanzibar, but only 12.98 a yard.
chinois fret is an expensive, textural geometric print that would look great on a large upholstered piece.
this geometric print is similar, and much less pricey.
i really love the energy and color that chiang mai dragon print in lacquer brings to a space, but at
over $150 a yard, it is not cheap.
formosa compari has a similar look at a fraction of the price.
ellis floral vine in indigo is another great schumacher fabric that sells for over $115 per yard.
although a little bit brighter, gadabout blueberry by stout is a great look-a-like, for substantially less.
soleil l.a. print would look great on some outdoor pillows.
asha pewter is more subdued, but has a similar look to the schumacher print.
coconut grove in aqua and tan is a fabric that i would love to use in my own home someday.
the soft blues and browns are so pretty.
aviary toile in robin has a very similar look. maybe i will just use it instead!