Sunday, February 1, 2009

two pillows and a book

I covered two pillows this weekend. I'm very excited to be moving forward with this project that has been in my head for several weeks now. Our couch pillows are very boring neutrals from Ikea. I've been wanting to cover them in something brighter for a long time--I'm 100% over neutrals. Time is the only limiting factor. So here are the first two.
The navy fabric is from Ikea as well. Click on the photo and you can see how cute it is. It has birds.
Here are the backs. One has mismatched fabric ties. The other mismatched buttons, which I am liking very much.
And here is the book that inspired the "home" pillow.
I'm loving this book. It's very inspiring photos about living with young children and incorporating them into the decorating. The homes are all expensive and lovely, but something about the book retains a down to earth quality. There's actually quite a bit of text about life with children, family routines, eating together, that sort of thing. I'm really enjoying it.

These are just random pages I opened too. Not even my favorites, actually, but just to give you an idea.

10 comments:

Ryane said...

I've had my eye on this book on Amazon for a long time.

Thanks for the review.

Jessica said...

I absolutely love that HOME pillow!

Michelle Cowden said...

Wonderful pillows! Love the fabrics and the mismatched ties and buttons on the back. And I'm with you- I'm totally over neutrals, too.

Our Green Nest said...

I love that book as well! The pillows look great.

periwinkle said...

great pillows and the book looks lovely too
lisa x

Celia said...

Really the book is so inviting and inspiring!
I love yor pillows and also your couch! Not boring at all! And even more if Rainer is enjoying it as he looks in the pic!
lol...

MoziEsmé said...

What a fun project! I love those pillows - and the opportunities are endless with something like this...

Kristi said...

What is the title of this lovely book?

Blog Artists said...

Love the two pillos...actually I recently bought my daughter a dress with that same fabric(one with the birds) and also from an Etsy vendor called Zoma.
I'm enjoying reading your blog...I went to find the Calendar you had purchased after reading a very similar incident a while back when I forgot a doctor's appointment...and rarely forget things...but with 2 little ones there's lots to think about.
Anyway...she didn't have anymore calendar books...boohoo...

Mary Beth said...

Kristi--it is The Family at Home by Anita Kaushal. I bought mine used on Amazon. It's a real treat--eye candy.

Thanks for the pillow love, everyone!