Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pillows Shmillows

Oh dear. Bad bad bloggy blogger am I. Haven’t done much on the home front for quite a while other than organizing and cleaning and other everyday things. This is partially because I haven’t had the time and partially because I’m eagerly counting down the days to a MASSIVE interior design warehouse sale I’m attending mid September. My “No Spend August” owes credit to this warehouse sale, because frankly, I plan on going CARAZY at the sale. And I deserve to, don't I? Well, I guess you wouldn't know...but I feel that I do. 

To keep myself entertained throughout this home decor drought, I decided to dream up some ways to fun-ify my living room. It's real drab right now. Real real drab. No colour anywhere, and no fun. I used my go-to make shift design program on my Mac called Pages, created a pillow shape, and then dragged fabric images into the pillow to get an idea of what I want. This is one of the versions I came up with that I like the most. Don't mind the random window covering I was trying out. I love the mix of coral, yellow and grey. It's my favourite combo so far.... but I can't help but think I need to tie some antiqued teal in there somewhere, just to pull in the rest of the house. I guess I'll keep working on it.

The fabric is from a variety of sources. The striped is one I bought at Fabricland a while back that I already own. Pillows 3 and 4 are fabric from, pillow 3 is a $315 pillow that I will obviously not be buying but may be diy-ing (along with the chevron) and the red is from etsy although it's not upholstery fabric so I will have to find that somewhere else.

I ordered my fabric last week and can't wait to get it! Fabric and pillows are really the easiest thing to switch out and to breathe life into a room. FINALLY!