|Source: Renovation Style|
Thinking of Joan, I picture her cozy fireside kitchen below and
Over the years I have designed three custom sofas for our home and within weeks of each one being delivered I have removed the back cushions (that I just had made;) and replaced them with lots of pillows! (And, for the record- three sets of back cushions take up a lot of space in the attic;) I feel pillows send the message: please relax and be comfortable in this room!
As a lover of antiques I often use vintage and antique fabrics in making pillows. Here are pillows from around the farmhouse: Our living room sofa, sans back cushions, is covered with down-filled pillows. The 18th and 19th century antique tapestries that I had made into pillows are my very best antiquing find and buy…ever! They share the sofa with light cocoa colored swirl-patterned pillows from Home Goods and two gray velvet pillows, the covers were found at Ikea. The covers were too large for this grouping, so I had my upholsterer re-size them.
An antique tapestry piece with pea-green ticking is a pillow in the master closet.
Chocolate velvet pillow from Ikea with antique tapestry pillow on the chaise in the master bedroom.
This pillow was made using the reverse side of the fabric which was softer in color and worked better in the master bedroom.
A large antique Flemish verdure tapestry pillow in one of the guest bedrooms.
This gorgeous piece of antique red velvet and hand-stitched gold scroll-work was originally a bell pull. The large linen pillow expands the width of the full-sized bed in the other guest bedroom.
Another vintage muff turned pillow- this one in leopard sits in a chair in the reading room.
Antique tapestry pillows at the kitchen dining room table.
Master bedroom bed pillows. The large pillow is made from an antique kilim rug. And, finally- another mink muff made into a pillow in the master bath.
Beautiful, unique pillows!! Great mix of textures with new and antique materials.
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