Pillows of the Week #4

Neutrals definitely don’t have to be boring – especially bringing texture and interesting materials into your room. One of the brightest neutral elements you can add is leather. Now in most situations, a giant-leather-couch-feel in a room just adds a huge sense of weight, and it becomes a little overwhelming. But in little details, like pillows or a single chair,

Many people have strong opinions on leather, and sometimes it’s just a hate-it-or-love-it situation, but bringing a little leather into your house can add a sense of life and earthy warmth. Real leather ages so beautifully, and hide brings a beautiful texture and mix of natural colors. Leather doesn’t have to look “Southern ranch” either, but can be mixed with other pieces and details to feel completely modern, and can adapt to look bohemian, urban, masculine, or chic.

Incorporating Leather

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I did add a cheeky fringe pillow to pay homage to the leather heavy ranch style, but definitely wanted to keep the overall feel relatable and layered, so kept it black instead of the standard camel coloring. A white sheepskin in the back brings the most texture, and that amazing hide in the front adds that incredible color variety, bringing the browns and blacks all together.

  1. CB2 / 18 x 12″ / Leather Fringe Pillow / Black
  2. Pottery Barn / 20 x 20″ / Pieced Leather Pillow Cover / Whiskey
  3. Loloi / 13 x 21″ / P0383 / Grey
  4. Loloi / 13 x 21″ / P1031 / Black
  5. Pottery Barn / 26 x 26″ / Faux Sheepskin Pillow Cover / Ivory

Bringing your fabric couch or chair to life, no matter what color it is, is as easy as throwing a leather pillow you love in the corner! And leather pillows have the same benefits as a leather couch – they’re easy to clean, hold up to dog claws, and look better after they’ve been around for a few years.

If you love leather, check out my solution to add a little camel into your gray room in my last post!

Pillows of the Week #3

In honor of my post where I practically obsess over the new spring outdoor furniture collections (read that here!), this weeks theme is bringing together some of the outdoor pillows I found on my online shopping spree. I love that being outdoors in the morning is such a peaceful and fresh experience, so I wanted to capture that in the colors and soft patterns.

Outdoor Pillows – Serenity

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I love the cool blues and how so much white makes this set feel like a breath of fresh air. I included a little bit of texture, but mostly kept to prints, so overall the set feels smooth and complete. A little bit of text captures the feeling of serenity, with just the right size and font to keep it aligned with the other pillows, and since it is embroidered, it adds just a little bit of shine.

  1. Serena & Lily / Montecito Outdoor Pillow Cover / Ivory / 24″ Sq.
  2. World Market / Green Fern Outdoor Throw Pillow
  3. Serena & Lily / Montecito Outdoor Pillow Cover / Ivory / 12″ x 21″
  4. Pottery Barn / Sunbrella Awning Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Pillow / Spa Blue
  5. Ballard Design / Vacay Embroidered Indoor/Outdoor Pillow
  6. ATG Stores / Pillow Perfect / Outdoor Seeing Spots Corded Square Throw Pillow / Set of 2 / Sterling

It is so amazing to spend time outside – and making it a little more comfortable and fabulous is definitely worth the effort! Whether it is as simple as rolling up a rug or bringing a throw to lay on the grass (or cement, depending on where you live), to cuddling up on an outdoor sectional with an incredible view, spending time in the fresh air as soon as you wake up starts your day off right, and jump starts your day with a perfect sense of serenity!

Pillows of the Week #2

Dreamy or dreary?


Here is our second week of POTW! Since here in Denver it was so gray, and rainy all day, it made me yearn for a little spring color – which is unusual for me since my favorite palettes are definitely neutrals.

I loved mixing textures, and finding pillows in similar color tones, with different shades of brightness. By using a pillow featuring typography right up front, it acts as a clear focal point, and other patterns and textures can be the background players.

Spring Brights

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I used one bright yellow to establish the vividness of the whole palette, but I kept this spring color away from the bright neons of the summer or the jewel tones of the fall and winter. I love the soft color and how it draws all of these different patterns, textures, and feels together.

  1. PB Teen / Find Your Bliss Pillow
  2. ATG Stores / Surya Kilim Pillow / Red/Orange
  3. Joss & Main / Wyatt Embroidered Pillow
  4. Aelfie / Yellow Fellow
  5. Curio & Curio / Feather Trellis / Mint
  6. Target / Cream Color Block Square Throw Pillow
  7. World Market / Flower and Leaf Velvet Printed Lumbar

Colorful and bright, to make gray rainy days a little brighter!

Pillows of the Week #1

Hey guys! I am so excited to be starting some weekly posts this week – to keep up all inspired.

Because, as we all know, inspiration leads to motivation!

This segment will be called Pillows of the Week. I will be putting collections of pillows together, using trends or pillows that I have seen over and over that my clients love! Sometimes it is hard to visualize how decorative pillows should be put together, so this should help us all to see how things fit.

This weeks theme is:

Global Texture – Black

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These pillows all have physical woven texture – which add to the depth, and allow them to layer without feeling overwhelming. I love that interior design is such a tactile discipline, so adding heavily woven textiles in a room make it feel deep and genuine. I also love the depth that black adds to a space, contrasting light and bright color in a room, which helps it to feel grounded and also adds a little sophistication. The straw color always reminds me of jute and other natural fibers

Global prints are definitely a trend right now, but I personally like smaller pattern and finer textures. Combined with these tribal woven textures allows anyone to create a collection of pillows that look amazing together.

Even in my first Pillows of the Week post, you will probably be able to tell how much I love Loloi rug pillows 🙂

  1. Loloi / P4027 Ivory/Slate
  2. CB2 / Reflect Pillow
  3. Loloi / Po242 Black/Multi: I love that this pillow is made out of recycled Sari silk – what an amazing texture
  4. Loloi / P0096 Grey/Multi
  5. The Citizenry / Tobala Pillow / Black
  6. The Citizenry / Luna Pillow
  7. Loloi / P4022 Slate/Navy: This one is from Ellen Degeneres’s new collection – that I am loving! (Have you seen her house btw? It’s definitely dreamy)

I am loving these pillows together! I hope you have enjoyed our first week of Pillows of the Week – I can’t wait for more!

P.S. Here are some that didn’t quite make the cut – but are still just as amazing