Sun, Sand and Swatches

loveonsunday, beach weekend

I was lucky enough to spend the past weekend outdoors. All I can say is thank God for large trees otherwise I would have melted. My boyfriend had a softball tourney by Kew Beach in Toronto and I couldn't pass up the chance to watch him and explore the area a little bit. I love the mixture of victorian, edwardian and modern homes all around the lakeshore. Just gorgeous! With my iPhone in hand and ready to go guns blazin', I decided not to look like a creep taking photos of everyone's houses. So no shots of pretty houses to show today :(

On another note, I received some beautiful swatches from Tonic Living the other day and I'm in love with all of them. Swatches 2 and 4 are upholstery options for Louis. The first is a gunmetal velvet and other a pewter velvet. I'm really on this velvet tip, I don't know why. It's probably not the most practical choice for dining chairs but I know there's soil resistant treatments out there that I can use.

The other 2 swatches I picked out are for outdoor pillows. I'm in LOVE with the navy and white fabric with ikat dots. Super cute! It's not really an outdoor fabric but I would only take them outside when needed. What say you? Thoughts on the velvet fabric and swatches?