Major Pillow Addiction...
See Sherry's living room from Design Indulgence?
It was featured in the May "Better Homes and Gardens."
Who knows if those pillows are still there...probably already replaced.
It's a Sickness. Have compassion.
Sherry finds top quality designer pillows for $100 (examples here).
By the time you buy the designer fabric (sometimes with minimum yardage), have them made with hidden zippers, self welt or trim, including down/feather inserts--you often can't make them for less. Talk about the temptation! Then, she shares this information with us vulnerable addicts.Your turn to confess, Sherry:
How great is Mary Ann for putting together all these great post on PILLOWS....she is quite the pusher isn't she? I mean if you are trying to quit pillows....then she is not your girl.....right?
But since there is really no chance of that [that would be like trying to quit shoes...not gonna happen] then I say we just get to it and stop all this nonsense. I looked up the definition of our topic...and beside bed pillows they talked about throw pillows, or toss pillows, which they say are purely decorative and not designed for support or comfort. BUT...they are designed to rob you of time [searching for the perfect one], money [paying for all the ones you now have in your closet], and sleep....[thinking about WHAT the perfect one would be].
Pillows are mean like that.
I have a closet full of rejects.
Wish I had all the money I have spent so I could buy the perfect one.
Nevertheless...let's get down to my take on the bastards.
Here are some from around my house.
My most recent purchase for the couch in my LR
One of my favorite fabrics.
These are in my guest room....
This is one I got at the mart in July. In my keeping area.
These are on my bed. I am sorry to say their life will soon be cut short. I have plans.
Another one of my favorite fabrics. Also in my keeping area.
These are on my sofa.
Now...some thoughts about designing pillows.
They can set the theme for a room...this was a nursery I did.
Think about the mix of fabrics. Solids and pattern. We put these on a LR sofa.
We added a button at the corner of these.
They look good with a throw.....if you aren't going to use 2 pillows.
As in the pillow above, you can use a flat welt with a little pleat at the corner.
Don't forget about using a different fabric on the back. Especially if it is an expensive fabric. You usually need about 1 1/2 yards for 2 pillows [front and back for both] depending on the repeat. I like bigger rather than smaller. Especially on a couch. Maybe a 22" and an 18". Remember you are using them for impact...so go big!
One more thing...if you have them made...add the invisible zipper, or use an envelope back. YOU know you are going to change the buggers. Plan ahead.
Thanks so much Mary Ann for making me realize that I need an intervention. A support group. Put me in the same category as all the other guest bloggers on this quest. One pillow shy of a finished room.
Gorgeous pillows and great tips! Thanks, Sherry. You make me smile every time I read your blog.
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