I had a pretty strong suspicion that Tina from "The Enchanted Home"
might be an overboard pillow person...
look at these charming monogrammed pillows in her blog header.
Tina has a highly sensitized interest in ALL things décor related
as evidenced by her extensive library of design images.
This is a classic "Pillow Nut" symptom.
It is so much fun tagging along as she builds her AMAZING dream home.
Watching the masonry, windows, woodwork, tiling, cabinetry all go in
|Tina's Kitchen in Progress|
...imagine what it will be like
when she gets down to the finishing details...like pillows??!!
Your turn to confess, Tina.
Hi there! My name is Tina and I am visiting from The Enchanted home. I am soooo happy Mary Ann asked me to be here today!! Isn't she the greatest? I am a big big fan and love her blog, her amazing effortless style and how gorgeous is her house? Yes, I thought you would nod in agreement!! She always has the greatest interiors on her blog of her own fabulous home and of her stylish friends' homes!
Thank you Mary Ann for having me here!!
In a perfect world I would love to be in our new house which of course would be brimming will all kinds of fabulous pillows but sadly that is not the case so today is a fantasy pillow post if you will. There is no denying my total love for pillows. Few things can transform a space like a pillow can, and they are a relative drop in the bucket compared to most home decor items. You can change pillows for the season, create a reversible pillow, choose to dress up or down a space by the kinds of pillows you use.
Today I am going to share with you how I like to use pillows in the two rooms you see them most, living rooms and bedrooms. Then I made a small mood board of a few manufacturers whose pillows I think are quite fabulous. Hope you enjoy….and I would love to know how you like to use pillows….have any pillow secrets?
BEDROOMS........ I tend to favor light tone on tone bedding and allowing a few accent pillows to give the room a small added "punch". I love a monogrammed pillow or two in front and center or a pair of textured or patterned pillows in front that relates to the rest of the room.
A beautiful example of a tone on tone bed with a pop of color and texture on the two front pillows, like the pillow on the two chairs too
For a king sized bed, my ideal method is to use 3 euros in the back, put 2 king shams in front of that and then you can get creative, with a few square decorative pillows or a couple of neck rolls or boudoirs or one very long rectangular pillow.
Love the monogrammed pillows here out front and center
Love the over sized monogram on this beautiful white bed
For a queen bed, you can use 2 euros and then the rest remain the same. I like everything to be monochromatic and make the first few pillows the "fun" pillows, whether it be a monogram, or a fun print, something you change with the seasons. By having a neutral palette this allows you to be creative and try different things without having to change the entire bedding ensemble.
This is a great classic look for a man, teenage boy or bachelor, crisp white bedding with pillows piped in a dark color
A fine example of the using pillows with the most subtle print and a beautiful velvet over sized neck roll
LIVING ROOMS....... Here is where you can afford to get a little jazzier and snazzier. Few things can change up a neutral sofa as much as a pair or trio of gorgeous pillows. For this reason I like keeping the upholstery neutral and allowing the accessories (pillows included) to add the drama and sparkle to the room.
A great example of a neutral sofa livened up with an assortment
of soft toned pillows
I am also a huge fan of trim on pillows! If you ever want to experience total trim sensation overload, you must visit Samuel and Sons in NYC! Think of a kid walking into the greatest most amazing candy store. The first time I went there I nearly hyperventilated…running frantically from one gorgeous concoction to the next, so much so that a few of the salespeople were clearly debating calling security on me. This deranged spectacle (me) was out of control!! Yes, its THAT great! So I love seeing trim on pillows, its kind of like the "jewelry" ! Below are a few examples of how I think pillows work successfully in the living room…..
A beautiful long lumbar pillow covered in velvet and a stunning trimming/brocade
A beautiful crisp happy space with an assortment of interesting pillows, both solid and patterned in a specific color scheme, love it!
The many pillows in different patterns but similar hues works very well here
How sumptuous is this sofa with its beautifully trimmed pillows that match the chairs?
And finally below are a few mood boards of a trio of manufacturers whose pillows I think are quite spectacular...
So that's my take on pillows in a nutshell.....is this too much pillow talk?
Maybe Mary Ann will have me back when I actually delve into the fun part
and start adding pillows to my new house!! I can hardly wait!
Hope you enjoyed this, many thanks again, Mary Ann!
Thank YOU, Tina. Your pillow tips are divine.
Such a lovely addiction you have!
Please run over and visit The Enchanted Home!