The other day, I took a good hard look at my living room. I looked at what I liked and what might need some help. My reading chair really needed help. As usual, when presented with an idea or opportunity to start a project, I did so and straight away. So, in my usual haste, I do not have a “before” picture here. Let’s just say that it would be pushing the limit to say that the covers on these cushions were shabby chic. Maybe they were shabby, not so much chic. Anyway, this is what can happen when kids are in bed early and you have a few movies sitting around waiting to be played.
So I had a fresh chair just like that and I liked it. I had that back pillow from Pottery Barn from a few years ago. It’s a wood-block print from India. The little pillow is a lovely Kaffe Fassett shot cotton with a wide strip of an Amy Butler print. The bottom is a large-scale Anna Maria Horner print from her Innocent Crush fabric line. They all play well together I think.
Then the inevitable happened. The bright and new cushions made the rest of the room look sad and neglected. “A quilt for the couch and some throw pillows” was my very next thought. Never mind my idea of not starting any new projects until the old ones are done. I started thinking of my color palette and what would look nice in this room. I looked around the room and looked at this:
I thought about the colors; pale aqua, ruby, even bits of pink, garnet, pale grass greens. I started pulling fabrics and made many, many half square triangles. They look like this: