Ever start to search for the perfect fabric to recover a chair or use as a window treatment, only to be confused abut what to pick? Or wonder if the pattern you are considering will add the desired pop to your space? Or maybe you are tired of your cat ripping your textiles to shreds? Here to help is textile designer Michele Dopp of Fabric & Steel

See Michele’s advice for what fabrics to use for upholstery, pillows, bedding, and more in the slideshow! Illustrated with images featuring Michele’s fabrics in her lovely Vinegar Hill home in Brooklyn.