In my last post on our blue garden, many of you left wonderful plant suggestions. Thank you kindly!
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An easy way to freshen up a room for summer is by changing out the pillows. Whether custom or already made, pillows can perk up the decor or tone it down. With options available at various price points, it is something anyone can do.
During the warmer months, I like to bring out pillows that are fresh and lightweight. Because much of the seating furniture in our shop and home are upholstered in neutral fabrics, I can accessories with pillows in most any color or pattern.
Here are some of my favorite summer pillows:
I covered the fronts of these custom pillows in Summer Hill's "Brianna." The backs are in a plain greige linen. Notice the flange with pleated corners.
This self flanged lumbar pillow is in Robert Kime's "Susani" fabric.
I prefer pillows with a simple backing, and used a plain greige linen for the back of this one.
Here I used Baker's "Leaf Motif" in very soft 100% organic cotton. Didn't my workroom do a great job matching the pattern? And, notice the invisible dressmaker's zipper.
Peter Fasano's "Brompton" on these pillows, which I piped in a simple blue-gray cotton.
At home two new stripes pillows for the armchairs. They are currently on sale at R. Hardware. The settee pillows were purchased 2 years ago, and they are holding up well...no fading.
The pair of tall variegated myrtles are growing nicely.
BTW, if you would like custom pillows and do not sew or have access to a workroom, try a drycleaner that offers alteration services. A seamstress or tailor should be able to sew pillow covers. Also, I like the well priced feather and down inserts from Crate and Barrel.