1.22.2008

Design S-O-S

My sofa (taken with my iphone camera, so forgive the awful lighting!)


It's been rainy and gloomy here in LA, so I've started some "pre-Spring" cleaning. I won't bore you with my entire list, but here are a few things...... I took a yard of fabric, that I've had in the corner of my bedroom collecting dust for 6 months (yes it was still in the packaging), to the upholster to finally get a pillow case made. I cleaned out my fridge and my closet (okay, part of it!). The one thing I didn't accomplish was fixing my cushion situation. Ugh.....


My "naughty" cushion......


.......how it should behave!!


I ordered the circle cut-out chairs from West Elm as a budget alternative to Chippendale chairs (I wish I had just waited and ordered the WS Home or Jonathan Adler ones, oh well). The cut-out chairs actually look great in person. I even put them together all by myself (woo woo) but then opened the cushions to discover that they don't even fit the darn chair. Did I call up customer service to complain or return them to the store? No, of course not!! Instead, we've been sitting on ill-fitting cushions for months now. I take them off when guests come over, so no one notices them. This is just ridiculous. I'm done. I know I need new to have new cushions made, but I can't decide on a fabric for the cushions. I've toyed with plain turquoise but is that boring?

So now I ask your help, dear design experts........any fabric suggestions for my new cushions??
My dining room and living room are adjacent so the colors need to flow. The only graphic in the space is the KWID fabric on the pillows above and other accent colors are orange and turquoise. I feel like I need something traditional to neutralize the modern elements. Can't wait for your insight!

13 comments:

Pink Wallpaper said...

what about a coral linen like the color of your throw on your sofa....it would make the zebra skin pop even more.

Turquoise Chic said...

Ok so I am sort of freaked out because I have those exact same pillows, every single one of those books displayed, the armchair version of that Petrie sofa from Crate and Barrel (I'm assuming), and I recently ordered that CB2 peekaboo table. Seriously! It was like looking into my own living room. Love it!

CashmereLibrarian said...

I love your sofa!

kelleyp said...

would agree that you need some pop color. it would be more interesting if you had a more traditional print to off set the sleek table and more modern version of the chippendale chair. think solid would read as too predictable.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get your coffee table - I have the same color couch and the same pillows - but the green trellis! So mad that Z Gallerie has copied my beloved KW pillows!

style & grace said...

I saw the pillows at Z the other day, that really chops my hide. Oh well. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'm 100% doing some pattern, just need to find one! I got my table at CB2. And Turquoise Chic- Too funny!!! I love it.

MABELLE said...

PLEASE PLEASE post more pics of your home! I LOVE your living room!! Great work ;)

Style Court said...

I think those who are suggesting a traditional print of some kind -- something not expected with the West Elm chairs -- are really on to a great idea. But I like Pink Wallpaper's tip too :)

Either way, love your things, love your eye!

Jennifer in ATL said...

Where did you get your KWID pillows? I've seen some in Atlanta for $400 each. Would love to find some for less!
Jennifer

mommasan said...

I think you should send me pix of the closet you supposedly cleaned!!
I am currently cleaning my closet in the desert house! As far as the pillows are concerned, where are the new black linen pillows I bought for you?

style & grace said...

Mom- Funny. Look closely, they are behind my KWID ones!! ATL Jennifer - I bought them at a store in Newport Beach called Juxtaposition, think I paid around 300 each for them? Def not 400! MABelle - Thank you! I am working on it. :)

Marissa said...

where did you get the zebra rug? i have a glass dining table like that with white west elm overlapping squares chairs...its looks great with that rug.

style & grace said...

Thanks Marissa! I LOVE your blog by the way.....It is from Feathers in Costa Mesa, CA. I have seen them in Ballard Designs and WS Home too.