Seeing Spots

A design trend I have been seeing all over the web and in my design magazines lately is the use of dalmatian print fabric and wallpaper. Of course, as with any trend, this can go terribly wrong, but most of what I have been seeing has been amazing and I am loving it! 

Dalmatian Fabric | Sarah Catherine Design
I also LOVE that floral print fabric used on this pillow.... I might have to do a little digging and find out who makes that.

I also LOVE that floral print fabric used on this pillow.... I might have to do a little digging and find out who makes that.

The dalmatian print is really easy to use because although it adds boldness to a space, its acts like a neutral, therefore it can be mixed and matched with almost anything. And it is appropriate to use in a lot of different applications.

LOVE this rug... and that bike.

LOVE this rug... and that bike.

Dalmatian Print | Sarah Catherine Design

I have been working on re-doing my living room (Its getting close guys! I'll be showing you some pictures of the {mostly} finished room in the next few weeks) and I used a variation of the spotted dalmatian print by Kelly Wearstler for my sofa pillows. My sweet grandmother helped me make the pillows and I really love how they turned out.

Dalmatian Print | Sarah Catherine Design
Dalmatian Print | Sarah Catherine Design

What do you think about the dalmatian print trend? Love it, hate it? This guy thinks it's pretty cool...

Flea Market Find

Nashville has a really great, big flea market every last weekend of each month. We went this past weekend just to look around and I found this old church pew for $100! What a steal! I bought it for our dining room. One wall of our dining room is completely open, but needed something narrow since that wall acts as the walkway between the living room and kitchen. The pew fits great and I love it! (Matt wasn't thrilled about it at first, mostly due to trying to get it home from the flea market, but he is coming around now that we got it cleaned up and put in place)

I love how rustic it is, but it definitely needs some pillows to make it look a little more finished. I really want to bring some color into the room with the pillows though, since as of now, there is practically NO COLOR at all in there. See photos here.

Anyway, I love, love, LOVE this Katie Ridder fabric called Leaf.

But unfortunately it is about $200/yd. I thought this might be a good close second:

Its from Fabric.com and only around $20/yard. Much more affordable, but I don't love it as much. Here are a few other fabrics from fabric.com that caught my eye.

I really love this one, those colors are so warm and inviting.

This one would look great with one of those big sunbursts centered on a 20" square pillow.

I am going to keep looking a while longer before I make my final decisions, I just couldn't wait to share my awesome market find with you!