My husband and I agreed that we would focus on one room and work there until we felt like it 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 everyday on the internet when it comes to pattern and fabric I find it hard to settle on throw pillows for my own space. I decided to buckle down and start searching and considering what I really loved in what I saw each day around the web and tucked away 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,

vintage suzani pillow cover sukan

vintage suzani pillow cover 2 sukan


I always feel like I’m attracted to a simple stripe, so I’d probably put two striped pillows on the sofa along with the vintage suzani pillow,

essex linen stripe Buy Fabrics

Buy Fabrics

naturals woven fabric stripe LS Fabrics

Lewis & Sheron

cadbury stripe fabric LS Fabrics

essential stripe LS Fabrics

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,

robert kime suzani pillow ebay

robert kime suzani pillow ebay2 

pillows here

I plan to acquire some vintage (rattan) arm chairs to sit at the pedestal table which kind of serves as a game/conversation table.  I envision these chairs to have upholstered seat cushions. Like this,

mary mcdonald red living room

I would most likely use a fabric with a small scale pattern like,

sister parish fabric via Designer's Attic

Sister Parish via The Designer’s Attic 

Peter Dunham fabric Cruz

Peter Dunham, Cruz


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