My love for textiles and fabrics (and well, decorating in general) has me constantly switching things up in my own home, taking a keen eye to what makes me happy and what is bothering me. Since I can't just go out and replace everything I own when I tire of how things look, making small changes is the way I roll. Recently I felt the need to infuse some blue into my living room as it shows up in the rug anchoring the space as well as the artwork.
Time to change the pillows.....
I fussed, draped, switched, tweaked and did it all again until I landed on the combo of fabrics I liked best. I handed off some fabric and trim to my workroom for a couple of custom pillows and even made one myself. I must say, I am pleased with the result....
Can you tell which pillow I made?
Here's a hint: It's all in the singular vs. the plural!
The leopard pillows are beautifully made with invisible zippers, cording and perfectly sewn trim. The fabric is a gorgeous raised velvet that I found at Calico Corners. My pillow is a bit simpler with an envelope back and a small fabric border on either end, best of all it was made from fabric scraps I had on hand!
I also need to point out my thrift store finds, the lamp for $7.99 (which I doctored up with some trims) and the large blue bowl $1.99. The blue teacup was part of my Grandmother's collection.
The tea cart was my Mom's and now serves as a bar cart. (Best be careful and mark up those bottles as we have teenagers in the house!) Looking at it in these photos, I can see that it needs a little TLC...
sigh.... a designer's work is never done!
Don't you love how custom pillows and a few well chosen accessories can instantly update a room?
Tomorrow a friend and I are off to an open house at Booth 121 to see what the talented Leah has created. If you live in the Madison / Milwaukee area you should drop in. Get the details here!
Here is a taste of what you will find...
Enjoy every minute of your week-end my friends!
Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design? If so please contact me, I would love to help your room feel better with a Room Rx.