Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Living room pillow evolution

Anyone who is interested in design would admit that her tastes evolve over time. Even just living here for five years, my rooms have changed over and over. If you ask The Mr., what has changed the most is our living room pillows.

I just got some new pillows for my sofa, and I'm very excited about them! I purchased them from the Etsy shop Kassapanola. I asked Agnes, the shop owner, to make mine 20 inches square, rather than her usual 18 inches. Lucky for me she had a little bit of the Togo Dots fabric left, as it's been discontinued.


The black and white pattern is another step in my quest to tie my white kitchen in with the large black blob (aka sofa) in my living room. The white background also helps as I continue to try to brighten up the room.

Want to take a walk through time as I examine my pillow choices over the past five years?

When we first moved in, my decorating tastes leaned toward a coastal look, with soft blues and browns. I used these crewel circle pillows from Target for a while, paired with the same silky light blue pillows you'll see throughout all my living room photos below.
 
 I bought those when we had our old sofa in the living room, with a beige slipcover on it. My first attempt at bringing bright colors into the living room resulted in the matrix-like pillows below.


They were cute when I viewed them on Etsy, but they didn't really class up the place once in my living room.


Side note: Artwork sure did change the room, huh? Next I purchased these pillows by Bobby Berk on Fab. At the time I wanted to bring in pops of red, but they were never my favorite in there either.


Apparently I never even took a photo with them on the sofa! After that I found these Palm Springs pillows by RoomService on Gilt. They help bring out the coral in the painting over the sofa, and I'm a sucker for a geometric pattern.


Next I swapped out the plain blue pillows I'd had forever with these reversible blue and white Hot Springs pillows by Xavier&Me, purchased on Fab.


They're brighter than the blue silk pillows I'd had on the sofa forever, which helped the coral geometric pillows pop. Once I added the black and white Togo Dots pillows, I brought the blue silk pillows back and moved the Hot Springs pillows to the gray club chairs across the room.

I'm sure I'll do some switching around again before too long (don't tell The Mr.), but for now I need your opinion. Do you like option 1, with the Palm Springs pillow in the corner, best? Or do you prefer option 2, without the corner pillow? I could also put a blue silk pillow in the corner, so I guess that's option 3.

Option 1

Option 2

 Please let me know what you think. And tell me I'm not the only one who buys new pillows every few months!

Hollie

6 comments:

  1. Love the new dotted pillows :) I personally like option 2, but they both look great!

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  2. What I want to know is...what have you done with all the old pillows...and do you want to come decorate my home with them? ;) I like option 2 best, and I really like your dot pillows. I think it's getting better and better, if that's possible.

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  3. What I want to know is...what have you done with all the old pillows...and do you want to come decorate my home with them? ;) I like option 2 best, and I really like your dot pillows. I think it's getting better and better, if that's possible.

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  4. I love the dots pillows but I also love those geometric beauties! Oooh how bout swapping the blue silk cushions for the geometric in Pic 2? Too much ya think? lol (leave it to me to be difficult) ;) And yes, all my 'past' cushions are stuffed into the guest bedroom closet - I'm constantly swapping them! xxx

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    1. It's amazing how someone else can knock you out of your sameness zone. I never considered getting rid of the blue silk pillows until you mentioned it. Now with some additional swapping around, I can see how the blue silk pillows were dreary and were bringing the space down. This is a great example of why I asked my readers for help in the first place!

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  5. Having seen them live this weekend, I'm kinda feelin' the orange pillow mixed in like in picture 1...

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