Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hormonious Pillows

This week I received a much anticipated package in the mail: my new pillow cases from Rie at Home & Harmony. They are so gorgeous! I absolutely love the paisley fabric and hope to order some yardage for curtains and accessories for my Master Bedroom.

The burlap F monogrammed pillow and blue paisley pillow are from Rie.

They go well with the pillows I currently was using on my living room sofas. Beautiful pillows make such a difference to the look of the couch. You can easily change them out with the seasons, and give your furniture a completely different look depending on the style of cushions. I am going for a more relaxed traditional appeal. I tried to choose fabrics and fringes that compliment the room, and give it an extra special flare. The striped fabric matches two chairs in the room, and the longer greenish pillows with the tassels match our dining room chair fabric. While I try not to get too 'matchy-matchy' I also think it's wise to bring in some common elements to pull the room together. I chose neutral sofas, with a simple roll arm and skirt. I was a little uncertain about using a plain off white sofa, but I'm sooooo glad this is what I went with. They are the perfect neutral backdrop, and will stand the test of time and tastes. They have even survived for the past 3 years without major incidence with a 3 & 6 year old!

I always insist on down forms for my pillows. It makes such a difference in the look of the pillow, and really doesn't cost much. In fact, a few of these forms were purchased at Ikea for $5.oo each, and are just as nice as the more expensive forms I bought previously.

I went with two sofas in the room, rather than a love seat and sofa, as the room is large enough to support it, and it allows for more seating. This is the matching sofa, with a similar, but slightly different array of pillows. I am waiting on one remaining element in my room (a gorgeous little table that I have been refinishing) and will then share the entire room with you.

Who thought pillows would be such fun! They are definitely one of my favorite accessories in any room!

Linking to my favorite parties!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...[Reply to comment]

Oh I love pillows and they can make such a difference in the look of a room. Love your fabrics and all of your pillows look lovely. Hugs, Marty

Jennifer said...[Reply to comment]

i love your pillows!!! I really love the monogrammed one!

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Chris said...[Reply to comment]

Lovely! The whole arrangement looks fabulous. I like the colors you've put together.

Tina said...[Reply to comment]

Your pillows are beautiful! I was so sad when I realised I had missed out on buying one of Rie's gorgeous pillows. Enjoy yours:) ~ Tina

PS:(I found you through the gorgeous Freckled Laundry blog)

Erin@likegrandmas said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful pillows, I love paisley too!

Lori Lynn said...[Reply to comment]

Those are lovely! One can't have too many pillows!!

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Becky said...[Reply to comment]

I adore the Bee Monogramed pillow! I agree pillows can turn blah into brilliant! Visiting from Freckled laundry!

freckled laundry said...[Reply to comment]

Hooray for being first at my first party! :p I ADORE these pillows. Although they're all different, they coordinate so well together. Loving the visual texture they provide. My favorite is the burlap F pillow although they're all beautiful. Wish I could say the same for my cream sofa...sadly, it did not survive the 4th, 5th, and 6th years of my son. It's now slipcovered, compliments of a sharpie marker. :( Thank you so much for linking up.


Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

@freckled laundry

No good things can come of a Sharpie in the hands of a child! I admit that my family room sofa has been Sharpied also, but alas, it is highly patterned, so not very noticable!

Regina Moore said...[Reply to comment]

Very pretty! :-)