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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How to style a sofa with custom pillows & a pillow giveaway

Pillows are the icing on the cake, the statement necklace to an outfit, the centerpiece to a well dressed table. Owning original and unique pillows makes a space more interesting and invites a second look.

Now that my CSIL has opened her etsy shop, Therese Marie Designs, and is offering her one of a kind custom pillows, I thought I would share my thoughts and ideas on how to use several of them in styling a sofa.

My pillow styling tips:

1) Start with a color story
2) Mix up the fabric pattern sizes; use some larger scale, some smaller scale, not all of the same
3) Give the eye a place to rest by using a solid or a small scale pattern that is not too busy
4) Mix up the sizes; use lumbars and squares together or different sized squares
5) Include pillows with interesting details; special trims, contrast cording, appliqué or embroidery
6) Use a common theme; all geometric, all striped, or all with the same visual element like a feather
7) More often than not it works best to use an odd number of pillows

Want to see what I am talking about? 
Great pillows look good on a sofa of any style,  modern or more classic, it doesn't matter. 
Starting with a bunch of Therese Marie Designs pillows and using the tips above,
 voila….. pillow happiness!

Crate & Barrel Aidan sofa Crate & Barrel Essex sofa
 Find each of the pillows pictured above here

And now since you know how to style your sofa with custom pillows, the best part…
a give away!

Therese is offering not just one but two of her custom pillows to one lucky reader.
Your choice of anything in her shop, value of up to $150.
Keep one and give one as a gift, or maybe keep two or give two.
Which pillows you choose and what to do with them, it's totally up to you!

Follow the directions below for entering and good luck! The more entries the better your chances.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Which look is your favorite?
Is there one pillow that strikes your fancy?
Do tell…..

A big thanks to Therese for sharing her talents with this give away, I can't wait for the winner to see her work!


Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design?  I would love to work with you to help your room "feel better."  
Contact me for more information about my design services.


Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

What a lovely shop. I had trouble deciding on a favorite. Too many!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the natural linen with sequin accent wants to live in my house.

Rochelle said...

Great Pillows!! My favorite is the Peacock one!!

pam {simple details} said...

So pretty! I love her unique trims! I had trouble finding her on Pinterest, there is a Theresa Marie Designs, too.

Donnamae said...

My favorites are the lumbars! In navy...so pretty! ;)

Holly said...

This post is packed with awesomeness!! I also had trouble picking which pillow I would choose but that pintucked cherry pink striped one is adorable and I could make that work for the holidays. And your pillow styling tips were fabulous and beautifully pulled together (not to mention I have sofa envy).

Holly said...

PS - shared with some friends to spread the good word about TM Designs. And another PS - your new profile pic is GREAT!

Lisa Rozario said...

I love the multi-striped pillow play - so fun and bold and definitely attention-grabbing! I was at Home Goods today looking to dress up my sofa for the holidays. Aren't you excited that your CSIL is now on Etsy?! That's great!

Karena Albert said...

Adore the blue and white crewel embroidered! Perfect for my bedroom!

The Arts by Karena

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Your styling tips are fantastic. I don't want to enter because we are moving, so good luck to everyone. You SIL is one talented lady.

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