Adding a little spark to the living room

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

If you've been following along with my blog since I lived in Los Angeles you know that the pillows most recently on my living room sofa have traveled with me for a while. In fact, some of you may even know that they were throw pillows I got in college that I recovered with large fabric memo samples I received while I was working in New York.  They are nice pillows and they have certainly served me well, but it was time to retire them to the breakfast window seat and do something fresh in the living room.  Over the years I've favorited a number of etsy shops that make pillows from cool fabrics that are mostly available to the trade.  I'm in love with Kelly Wearstler's line of fabrics for Groundworks.  Originally I'd wanted to do dining room drapes in one of her textiles but at prices upwards of $150 a yard it wasn't even something I wanted to splurge on.  Enter Etsy Shop Spark Modern. They have a great array of throw pillows from the ever popular Chiang Mai Dragon to several of Kelly Wearstler's fabrics.  Now a half yard for a throw pillow is definitely more in line with my budget.  The overall color scheme of our living and rooms is grey, black and white and a dash of orange and mint/teal.  I decided that since the artwork already has orange in it and the pillows on the side chairs have a little goldenrod going, that I would add more contrast with the pillows on the sofa and window seat and also insert a dash of minty freshness. The mother daughter team at Spark Modern created a custom package of pillows for me in sizes I wanted and at a great price point.  I'm so happy with the result.   They add a pop of color and an extra dose of sophistication to the room.  And you lucky readers get an extra 15% off with coupon code "nesteaglerock". 

Stay tuned for more living room transformations including some Spoonflower reupholstery projects and yet more roman shades.

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