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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Long Pillows

I have already admitted my Pillow Addiction(here) so I might as well indulge myself a little bit and write another post about pillows. I find pillows to be one of the quickest ways to change a room. The price point goes from low to high so everyone can afford a pillow once in a while. I particulary love the drama of a long pillow. Have you ever considered the effect a long pillow would have on your bed or sofa. Take a look at these pillows and see what you think?.........

Erin McLaughlin - Style At Home February 2010
I might have placed this long pillow behind the smaller square pillows or even eliminated the small pillows and just place it in the center between the two end pillows. So much more of a Wow! factor than just the smaller pillows, don't you think?

I can not even imagine this bed without this long pillow, can you?

Picture from Cote De Texas
I love this bed with this long pillow made out of a Suzani fabric by Kathryn Ireland.

How fun is this room? I am not an orange girl as you know but this long orange pillow makes the sofa in my eyes.

Picture from Vignette Designs. Picture taken by Delores Arabian
Be sure and visit her blog she does really interesting post and her home is lovely. The next two pictures are from her home and she offered to let me use these pictures.  You see she is not only talented but also a very generous blogging friend.

Design Inc.

What a wonderful statement this long pillow makes in this room. Try to visualize this bed without the long pillow, not nearly as wonderful is it?

Simple but effective.

This sofa has two longer pillows, just imagine if it were one longer pillow, Wow!

Great looking long pillow from Dwell Studios.

Last but not least is Joni's bed from blog Cote de Texas. This is my favorite of all the images. I love checks and  this pillow is extra long and that gives it the drama. What a lovely room, Joni!
Now that you have seen all the images do you think you can find a place in your own home to use a long pillow. For those of you that sew, think of using two table runners as the fabric for a long pillow, that would look great!
 I just came up with a great idea for the playroom re-do. I need to talk to my seamstress to see if it can be done. I will get back to you  on that later.

"Enjoy the Process" Of: Finding places in your home for a long pillow!



Blondie's Journal said...

I'm glad you did this post, Kathysue. I like the look of a long pillow. I've never really seen anything longer than a bolster pillow. I wonder if these all have to be made if you sew. Any sources?

I love Delores' home. It is just stunning and she has a fabulous blog.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Allie and Pattie said...

I'm actually in the process of making a long pillow for my own bed Kathysue! Loved this post!
xoxo Pattie

A Perfect Gray said...

Great post. I am a pillow addict; like the long ones you featured, too!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathysue,
Great post!
I made a long pillow out of pink toile for my bedroom. The bed is King, so it took a lot of fabric, but it was so worth it!

You know I love pillows, so I'm always looking for new ideas. Thanks for the great looks.


Sally@DivineDistractions said...

What a fun post! I've used long pillows several times for clients, and they always put an updated spin on a space. It really allows you to showcase a beautiful fabric for not a lot of yardage. Some great ideas here....love the monograms!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Yes Yes Yes! I have such an affliction with long pillows that I can hardly do anything else...Am re-working my Living room....and my two loveseats need two long pillows. Yet all of my chairs have them too. Too much long pillow? Hmmm.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The long pillows are gorgeous. Such a fun and interesting idea. You always come up with the greatest things. Hugs, Marty

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Love the long pillow, I have one on my sofa and always get great comments on it. Anothere great post...thanks

La Dolfina said...

Hi Kathysue!
I have a long vintage grain sack pillow on my white slip covered couch and really love it. It used to be in my son's room on his bed and I moved it into the family room. It still a pillow but it gives it a whole different vibe!!!
I love how you see things :)
Hope your idea with your seamstress works out!
Happy Weekend Friend!!

koralee said...

Oh yes...I adore L...o....n...g pillows...I have a few and now I think I need some more. xoxo Happy weekend ....lovely post today..thank you. xoxoxo

kathi @ traybella said...

my sofa needed something...i think a long pillow is just what it has been crying out for. thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Very interesting, I have a long pillow for a bed to make on Monday morning.

Unknown said...

Love pillows so much too, agree with everything you said, and adore each image. On my beds, I love to use a long bolster pillow, similar to Joni's but more like a tube. Great post.

Cashon&Co said...

that was a great subject for a post! i have one or two of these. they make a lot of sense! :)

Amy Skehan said...

Just found your blog. Love it! Great pictures.

Anita Diaz said...

I never really thought about this, but I think I might be trying it! Love the look of the longer pillow. Definitely updated!

cotedetexas said...

Oh gawd, that is such an awful picture!!! it's so blurry. it must be really old. red-faced shame!!!! I should send you a better one, heheh.

thanks for the shoutout - you are always way too sweet to me. muchas gracias!

Tricia said...

Fun post and I love that picture of Joni's room, even if she thinks it's blurry! :)
I made a tan linen bolster pillow for our bed with a white ruffle around the middle and I love it!!