4.13.2015

Pillows As "Icing on the Cake"

It's a good idea to get your furniture arrangement straight before adding accessories like pillows.  But remember to save something in your budget to finish the look.

I'm glad my client, Kathy decided to spring for these designer pillows using Carlton V Bukhara and Ralph Lauren metallic fabric
 and made by Woodyliana.  Notice how the red trim ties in the coffee table.

Speaking of Liana…she asked me recently when I was going to get new pillows for our living room (it's been a few years since I last purchased some).  
I will store these covers but I've been thinking I'd like to incorporate some of the blue from the bay…
yesterday
today
…but not too cold since it IS foggy and chilly here in the summer.  Playing with options.  Here are just a few...
After seeing my 20 Great Bar Stools post, Liana said she loves hers from Noir Furniture.

 She recovered them in easy to maintain (she has two boys) Perennials Rough and Rowdy Ash. 

I still love these Greek key appliqués from Schumacher.
So remember to save for a little "icing on the cake."

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pillows! And, I appreciated your post on barstools. I need some new ones to slide under the island when we redo the kitchen. I like Liana's a lot!

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  2. Maryann I think bringing blue for your pillows is an excellent idea to add to the sofa palette!
    I can picture them perfectly!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    Artist Nathaniel Galka

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    1. Thanks for the vote on the blue, Karena. We shall see :)

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  3. Oh, San Francisco! I love the City (I grew up in Pacifica). I think adding some blue to tie in to the color of the Bay is a fantastic idea. It would be great "icing".
    Best,
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

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    1. Probably some "fog gray" would be appropriate too. You live in a beautiful place, Michelle!

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  4. Absolutely, pillows are definitely the icing on the cake and I have a box full of covers that I change out. They MAKE the room for me!! Love the direction you are going.

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    1. I got rid of lots of pillow covers when we moved, Kathysue…I need a new collection!

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  5. I cant believe I have the exact fabrics picked out I found a few months ago for my sister's family room and a taupe/gray sisal too! talk about being on the same page! I using kamala on pillows and delta prussian velvet on an ottoman. Well you know I love those for sure! Alos perennials fabric is awesome!

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  6. A cake is so boring with some fabulous icing and the same applies to decorating!!! What a difference a few pillows can make and I love how you tied in the red of the coffee table too! I am thinking I need to swap out my living room ones for a more Spring/Summer look! If only I had a view like yours....A-MAAAAA-ZING!!! But a foggy day can be time to spend inside cozied up to the fireplace. Can't wait to see what you do for your "pillow" refresh. Love the fabrics and your shoe is very cute too!!! Liana is a genius with her sewing abilities. You two are the perfect pair!
    Ciao Bella....Gail

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    1. You are an amazing seamstress, too, Gail!!!

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  7. Love both fabric combinations. The left side is my favorite. Nice shoes btw. Anxiously awaiting the Pillow Whisperer’s confections for our living room!

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  8. I know the wheels are turning...hmmmm can't wait to see what you choose...

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  9. Hi! The clear skys and beautiful bay sure is breathtaking! I vote for the indigo on the right, hands down...
    It looks fresh like a pair of jeans and a white shirt! Have fun!
    xo,
    Gail

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  10. Beautiful pillows. I am a huge believer that pillows can make an impact on your room decor. They are such an easy and mostly inexpensive way to "redecorate". Thumbs up to the pretty pillow covers. :)

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  11. Pretty pretty! Pillows never cease to amaze me in how they can changes things up so easily....gorgeous!

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  12. I love Liana's barstools!!!! Those legs! I love your pillow posts...you have sold me....they area definitely "the icing on the cake"!

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  13. I love the slate blue! Can you please tell me the manufacturer?

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    1. Karen, That fabric is from Restoration Hardware...on their velvet pillows.

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    2. Thank you. It looked a tad different thN the heaven blue velvet so I was curious. 😃

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  14. Definitely icing on the cake…they can make any space instantly fresher! Can't wait to see the fabrics you choose!!

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