Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Summer Arrival At My House

Would you believe I am still making summer changes to my family room?

Even with the whisperings of Fall that are going around blogland I will still hold onto Summer for a bit.

Yesterday helped me hold onto Summer with the arrival of my Summer pillows.

It took me awhile to find just the perfect fabric, but when I saw it, I KNEW it would be perfect in the room.

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(fabric is Nebula from Pindler and Pindler)

I have two 22 in. pillows with a 5/8in flange of the ticking stripe on the diagonal. I love a trimmed out look and the addition of the flange was the perfect touch for my room.

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Here is a close-up so you can see the detail!

Here they are in their Summer Room!

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They seem to add a coolness to the room. Just what I wanted!

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They mix well with the other blues in the room.

The next Summer pillow is for the blue ticking sofa.

I decided for a clean simple look so I only have one pillow on my sofa! You heard right, just ONE pillow.

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BUT! This pillow is a big one!! It is 15” X 44”

I would have made it even larger, but I have a plan for this pillow. Yes, there is more to be added.

The way the pattern layed out this was the maximum length I could get in order to have the  solid cream panel in the middle.

I am going to take this big beauty to have a very large blue letter, “P” monogrammed right in the center  of the middle cream panel. 

So there you have it! My latest Summer look for my family room.

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I am still holding on to the last bits of Summer!

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Nancy said...

The pillows are beautiful and have given me some inspiration. Thanks! btw-summer aint over till it's over. ;)

Stacey said...

I sure believe that you are still tweaking. Your room is so beautiful and it takes tweaking to make that happen.

michele said...

lookin sharp and refreshing, lovely blogger. i have to get my mom to enter blogland, she would adore your home and spirit.



The enchanted home said...

Looking good. I love the pillows...they are picture perfect!

Melinda said...

They really are gorgeous - I do love the flange on the floral, always love a nice trim on a cushion.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Summer ends September 21, you have many days ahead!

Delores Arabian said...

I love your new summer pillows and especially love your sofa pillow. It will be amazing with the P monogram! Can't wait to see it. Summer or not, it will be perfect mixed in with other pillows throughout the year. Bravo. ~Delores

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Congrats, Kathysue! I've enjoyed following along on your search for the perfect pillows. Totally worth all the hard work. Enjoy them, and the rest of summer :)
x Loi

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Perfection! You have a way with pillows :). I could look at those colors all year long.

Sarah said...

Bravo! The pillows add just the punch of blue and white to compliment the blue and white ceramics on the mantel. This room looks cool and refreshing. I could use a room like this in the summer heat we are experiencing. '-)

Shelia Williamson said...

Oh, I'm hanging on too! Your pillows are so pretty and your living room is so pretty. Your room reminds me of Blue Willow dinnerware.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Carol@CarolBeckInteriorsBlog.com said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, Kathysue! I will never get tired of looking at blue and white, and I love the black in the rug mixed in. What a beautiful room. And the detail on the pillows is killing me. Total perfection with that flange.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

They look fabulous, Kathysue...perfect in the room! And you know I love that fabric! The big pillow will be gorgeous with your signature monogram!...hugs...Debbie

stephanie said...

looks awesome Kathysue and the pillows look incredible with the large floral and cording great job!!

Diane Hinnant said...

Your search took you over the rainbow and to the pot of gold! Your pillows are stunning in the room ... perfect choice!

Debra Phillips said...


could not be any more perfect!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

It looks great...I love that fabric...one of my favorites..

Leslie said...

Perfect Kathysue! Love the monogram and trim. I too am holding on to the last days of summer. We will have a long winter ahead and I'm trying to enjoy each season:) Love the summery, crisp feel here today!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely irresistible. Summer will never leave this room. You have done a spectacular job, I just love it. Ann

Fly Away Home said...

I loved watching the evolution of the room. What you have shown is stunning. You do beautiful work.

Merlin said...

Exactly the "right" touch!! franki

Anonymous said...

First time visitor here. Everything is so fresh and pretty. I love blue, white and yellow. Your pillows are wonderful. I have to ask if you painted the little blue end table? If so, would you share the name and brand of the paint. I have been looking for something like that for a desk.

Anonymous said...

First time visitor here. Love your room and the pillows. Blue, white and yellow are my favorite decorating colors. If you painted the little blue end table would you mind sharing the brand and color of the paint? Thanks.

Kathysue said...

Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to leave a comment. The paint is spray paint by Krylon, Oxford blue. It really is a great navy, not too green based or too purple based, just right in the middle


Perfection! Of course:)

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I loved the addition of all this blue to your home this summer. I enjoy watching you change for the seasons, too. Great job.
xo Nancy

thistlewoodfarm said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your pillows! The perfect accent for the room! Thank you so much for sharing!

Happy day to you!