I really do love how these two collections play off each other. I am considering using them in a quilt for a friend of mine who is having a baby girl this Summer. I think what I have been reacting to is the overall "girliness" of these prints and wondering if it's too much for someone's dining space. But thanks to all of your support and guidance, I am going with it.
I threw a piece of the stone linen up to get an idea of how it will help balance it out.
I really think the stone is helping me embrace the bold, girly prints! I like the way it softens everything just a touch. I think it will bring everything together nicely.
I am sitting with this on the wall today to let it sink in. I think I may play around with the symmetry of a few of the stripes by throwing a scant few off to one side or another to play with the balance. What do you think? Is it still jiving for you?