Tomorrow we are off to the land of Goofy, Dumbo and Mickey Mouse (my sisters read my blog so I thought I would send them a shout out). Yes, I am braving the fantasy extravaganza known as the world of Disney, with my daughter and Mr. B in tow. Oh, what to wear? Cute maxi dresses, my Stewart Weizman sandals, Tory Burch resort-wear? What a dilemma…My daughter is going to be adorable in Boden, Ralph Lauren, and Lilly Pulitzer…so I can either end up looking like a harried Mom or someone worthy of walking next to our little fashionista.
So while I fret over what makes it into my suitcase, I just drove off to a client’s house delivering the last of 68 pillows that we fabricated for various rooms in her home. Since they were dropped off at various stages during the project, I didn’t take photos. However, the whole house was professionally photographed and I’ll be sharing those pictures soon. I am absolutely obsessed with textiles and change our pillows often (not rotate them seasonally, but actually commit to new fabrics, the cost of having them made and enduring the wrath of Mr. B.). Just kidding about Mr. B., he does however show mild irritation. I hear “Are those new?” as often as “I’ve never seen that before” when I put on an outfit. So here are some pictures that I pulled from my style files that are great references when designing a pillow, or adding a little pizzazz to an existing one. Either way, there are so many options to choose from moving you away from the standard, and (sometimes) uninspired Knife-edge and Self-corded pillows. I consider it “couture-ifing” a pillow, which ultimately adds the finishing touch to any room.
What are the pillow designs called to make you sound like a pro? 1) Box Edge Pillow, 2) Knife-edge pillow with piping, 3) Square Pillow with Turkish corners, 4) Mattress cushion, 5) Knife-edge Pillow.
and some more…1) Pillow with double flange, 2) Knife-edge pillow with ball fringe, 3) Bolster with gathered ends, 4) Ruched, tufted round pillow, 5). European square with double ruffle.
and lastly…1) Bolster with cord trim, 2) Bolster with tassels, 3) Square pillow with Turkish corners, 4) Square pillow with double flange.
This picture is a great example of how varying shapes and fabrics of pillows can add a big impact by creating visual interest, and pizzazz.
via Domino Magazine /2006
Ah…Domino…I miss you, but I’ve kept (hoarded) just about every issue that was ever published. Not only does shape change a pillow, but you can add a little zing with the addition of Passementerie (see Jessie I really did listen in Design class).
via Domino Magazine/ 2006
Add some pom-poms…to pillows, or drapery.
via Domino Magazine/ 2006
Bouillon fringe can be added to cushions, pillows, or hung from the edges of draperies, lampshades, window shades, table skirts, and swags. This is a more formal approach, but one that adds a little “oh-la-la”.
Have an amazing Spring break, and for more design inspiration don’t forget to visit my Pinboards on Pinterest.