For season 9 of Project Runway, the designers are housed once again at the Atlas New York.
For season 9 of Project Runway, the designers are housed once again at the Atlas New York. The rooms this year are a bit more design-forward than they were in the past, though somewhat "safe," as the judges might say — standing out neither in a good nor a bad way. You can't argue with the yellow and gray color palette, though I'm dying for a little more pop of contrasting color somewhere in the room. The one element that I truly loved was the pattern-forward yellow headboards. Designer Anya Ayoung-Chee, shown seated on one of the beds, certainly surprised me in last night's premiere episode — I couldn't believe that she'd only been sewing for a few months. And even without sewing skills, she, or anyone else able to follow a few simple steps, such as this DIY upholstered headboard tutorial, could easily upholster her own bed to create something similar to the designers' rooms at the Atlas. I've found three fabrics that are close matches to the fabric used in the headboards from the show. Combine the fabric with a tutorial and a free afternoon, and you've got yourself a beautiful new headboard.
My favorite fabric choice is this Yellow Circles Fabric ($32 per yard for upholstery weight fabric) from Spoonflower. Its aesthetic and modern geometric patterns are an edgier take on the show's headboards. Keep reading for two more fabrics that reflect the headboards seen on Project Runway, including the exact match.