Monday, April 15, 2013

Pillow talk

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. The weather was gorgeous here. My weekend was not bad, just oddly full of encounter's with random screaming crazy people and a very unfriendly dog in the drugstore. Yup, you read that right IN the drugstore. I was not happy about a dog trying to bite my child at the checkout at Walgreen's but I do find strangers screaming at me for no reason kinda funny.
On to the real reason we are here...pillows and fabric.

My pillows made from my Spoonflower fabric arrived last week.

I wasn't feeling just the pink and the black and so I added the pink and orange lumbar pillows from World Market. There are several heavily pink paintings around the room and my Brno chairs are orange velvet but there are also the mainly citrine curtains and the gray sofa.

You can see my" Escher Pagoda" design fabric on the first pillow. It is a 12 x 12 but it was suppossed to be a 16 inch square pillow, so I was a little disappointed.

I am not loving the black and white pillow in my room. I think I should have added a citrine "Escher pagoda". My family hates them all. Hrrumpf. They don't understand the mix of furniture. I think it is time to lose the temporary coffee table and find a better looking piece of furniture for the TV. Notice I am not showing you either. Just feeling a little self-conscious.
I am thinking the color story is a bit disjointed at the moment. Thoughts?

I also received the test swatches of my "Carolina coast" collection of Spoonflower fabrics.
Here are a few quick shots I took. You can see them all here.

As yo can see, the colors are mostly muted blues and beiges.
I often get questions about these fabrics that I thought I would try to answer here.
I own the copyright for the designs but I do not make or stock the fabric. I can't supply swatches but you can get them through Spoonflower. I am working with a person who would like help in reworking the layout of the "Escher pagoda" into a larger print for a headboard. In order to change any qualities of the fabric design on Spoonflower you must get the designer's permission.

Hope your Monday is A-OK !


An Urban Cottage said...

I'm going to have to get back on Spoonflower and play. I recall having an issue with the colors and I can't really remember how it works so I can't even ask any intelligent questions. The colors in these samples are really subtle and beautiful.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

You're a pillow combining ninja. Tell the fam to back off and let your good taste shine through. :)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love your designs. I can't help you with the color palette because I'm not good at that. I do love large scale designs.

Kim said...

I love all the designs mixed in ... but you do need some bigger patterns in the mix ... I agree with Julia ... I have to tell my family all the time that they are lucky to have such a visionary in their presence!! They generally roll their eyes and continue to complain!! xo

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

My Family and neighbors don't get me either! I have learned to do my "thing" and take their comments lightly!

Vel Criste said...

Kerry, I am guilty of not having my beautiful fabric made into a pillow yet!!! I can't sew even if my life depended on it and so my fabric from you is still sitting in my craft room! I love the color combo and al the patterns on yours :-)

PURA VIDA said...

I love your pillows but am very intrigued with your encounter!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Just go for it - add in everything you love and it will work - don't go for overly decorated and matchy matchy. I think it's looking great!

Lenny Lianne said...

Love the pink silhouette fabric -- which doesn't
shout "silhouette".

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I think the colors look amazing against the gray backdrop!

Jen Lawrence said...

Love the Escher print. Gorgeous!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Between your painting and fabric design you must be crazily busy!! I'm so impressed with everything you're doing. It all is gorgeous!

Karen Albert said...

I love your pillow designs, the gray sofa and the curtains are amazing...maybe take away the black and white,,and use a pillow fabric complementary to the curtains bringing out the citrine!.

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