In recent years, there has been a strong movement away from fuss and into function. Those special single-use rooms are getting harder to find with people wanting to live in their space rather than just admire it. When I look at a project, I tend to think of the space as a whole, even if I am just working on a piece of it. I am a big believer in cohesive design and feel that rooms should flow into one another without obvious stops and starts, and color palettes should continue through transitions welcoming you into the next space. If I had my way, everything under one roof could be interchangeable, and a bedroom chair could easily serve as extra seating during a dinner party without feeling like something borrowed from another room.
So getting back to the practicality of a fabric house. It's obvious in my portfolio that I favor certain fabrics and certain manufacturers. Some of the lines just understand my idea of design better than others. Sometimes that can mean budget. Sometimes durability. Sometimes accessibility. And, sometimes, how much time I have to find the fabric before the babysitter calls telling me it's time to come home. But, more times than most, it means all of it coexisting in the same sentence and the same space.
Chair from bedroom
Can transition into the living room
And then into the dining room