My husband and I agreed that we would focus on one room and work there until we felt like itÂ was as complete as possible. The living room won the prize.
So a couple of weeks ago, Dan was sitting on the couch and he said “you realize that everything in this room is some shade of brown or white” The answer was yes, I was well aware of that and I had yet to really begin the decorating process in there.
Because I’m sort of overstimulated everydayÂ on the internetÂ when it comes to pattern and fabric I find it hard to settle onÂ throw pillows for my own space. I decided to buckle down and start searching and considering what I reallyÂ loved in what I saw each day around the web and tucked awayÂ in my inspiration file.
I had been admiring vintage embroidered suzanis on Etsy and Ebay for a while and finally decided that I wanted to incorporate one of those on the sofa. Something like these,
I always feel like I’m attracted to a simple stripe, soÂ I’d probably put twoÂ striped pillowsÂ on the sofa along with the vintage suzani pillow,
Lewis & Sheron
and then I’d like to put these pillows already whipped up in a Robert Kime suzani fabric in each of the linen club chairs,
I plan to acquire some vintage (rattan) arm chairs to sit at the pedestal table which kind of serves as a game/conversation table. Â I envision these chairs to have upholstered seat cushions. Like this,
I would most likely use a fabric with a small scale pattern like,
Sister Parish via The Designer’s AtticÂ
Peter Dunham, Cruz
I was searching “white coral” on Etsy recently and came across this,
Â Vintage Orange blossom fabricÂ viaÂ moxieÂ
and immediately thought hello China Seas, what a find!
John Willey, House Beautiful
It has been over a year now since I took a sewing class. I made three throw pillows and hemmed a pair of pants. The last thing I did before the class ended was cut a piece of Schumacher’s Chenonceau (Fawn) in preparation to make a long rectangular pillow. I successfully cut it but thats where that project ended and the fabric has been stowed in my closet since then.
As I was cleaning out my closet a few weeks ago I came across the fabric and decided that it was time to do something. So I took it to Renee’s Fabrics. They have tons of suzani and ikat prints coming in soon and they have the linen bird fabric that keeps popping everywhere like on Jamie’s ottoman.
Surprisingly Renee’s whipped up my pillow in one day. I think it looks great on the sofa!
Oh and excuse the Petrie my dog ruined the upholstery, so much for that noise Crate & Barrel is making about stain resistance. I plan to have it covered in dark brown velvet one of these days.
This task was No. 32 on the Punch List.
On occasion I will come across things that…make me want to lick the screen. China Seas fabrics would fall in to that category. Â I’ve included a few of my favorites.
Nothing could be more perfect for my $5 flea market chair than this.
As I scroll through Quadrille’s editorial portfolio and their collections I think to myself what more could you need. Quadrille has everything. Their collections have appeared on all kinds of surfaces in so many of my favorite rooms.
Fez fabric on bed skirt, House Beautiful
room by John Willey via House Beautiful
On TuesdayÂ I posted about my mother’s porch swing and the accent pillows from Terrain that I suggested she add to the mix.
Aqua Thistle pillow, Terrain, $54
And then I was perusing Tonic Living for fabric for DC’s room and I saw this…
Sweet William Teal, Tonic Living, $9.95 a yard
Finally, I found the same pillow at Tonic Living for $24.95,Â SCORE!