Monday, February 20, 2017

Spring Pillow Plan On The Sofa!!

   

I am still waiting on some samples for my Spring pillows for the great room. The samples that I have already received only had a couple that would work and none of them were the perfect PINK that I am looking for.

One thing I am discovering, what is pink to one person is not pink to another. If the word blush is attached to the name it just might be more of a very soft makeup color, more peach in my book, than pink. I don't normally pay attention to names because we all know they can be deceiving.



Since I don't do peach in my home most of the samples I was waiting for did not work for my room. I did find a couple of blue and white combinations that are nice.....

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However, I am still waiting on a few more  samples before I take the final plunge. Patience is key in a well designed room. If I am making the investment in a purchase I might as well get the best I can find that is within my budget!

In the mean time I played with the possibilities and came up with what I think will work.

The pillows will be on my blue ticking sofa which sits on my black striped rug as the base. I also have two white chairs in the room that will have pillows.


Sofa

Area Rug


I have 4 combinations I am thinking about. You will notice that the only fabric that changes is the very first one in the line-up, which is a blue and white combination.



The main fabric I chose as my starting point is Nebula by Pindler and Pindler. I already have pillows made out of this fabric  below is a closeup of the trim I had my seamstress add to the pillow. It is the same fabric that my sofa is upholstered in.....

Now that you have seen all the base pieces I am working with shall we look at four possible combinations?

#One


You will notice I added a touch of white and black as a tie into the rug with the Greek key pillow. I find it  makes a statement without shouting, plus I love Greek key and it mimics the mirror silhouette in our room..



# two



# three



# four



Once I choose the patterns that I like I decide where I will place them in the room. 

This is where I have to be flexible in my choices. Sometimes the pillow that I thought would work in one spot, has to be placed in another in order to have a nice visual flow.

When adding color, or pattern to your room it is important to always keep in mind the flow of the room. You don't want any one pattern or color to be jolting to the eye.

In my collage I place all the important players in the room that will determine the over all feel, look and flow of the room.

By doing this I can tell where the color spots and patterns need to go. Once I have the pillows on site I will have fun placing them and will feel confident I made the right choices.

I write about my process and the way I think to better help you, my readers, to do your own processing and to help you get a jump start on your own projects. 

Just another day in the mind of Kathysue!!
 
 

5 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I have sent away for so many samples looking for fabric for the chairs in my living room that I almost have enough for a quilt! sometimes it is so hard to find the right color, it can be very discouraging.

Mary said...

I love how you put the collage together that shows how the different patterns will work. So helpful.
Can you believe I just got my winter pillows situated? But in my defense...I've been painting all my public rooms since mid-January & finally have the house put back together.
Since they are all velvets, I guess I need to start thinking about what I'll switch them out to come Spring.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love your selections of fabric and your impeccable process of planning your decor. Must say that I am in love with the pillow with the blue ticking...that ticking trim, for me, is the wow factor for that pillow!
Always look forward to your choices!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

All beautiful selections, Kathysue! So difficult to choose. I do love how you are updating blue and white with graphic black and pretty pink. Can't wait to see more. xoxo

the craftytraveller said...

It's amazing how changing out just one of the fabrics can change the way they all seem to look. Fascinating!