Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

May 6, 2011

Seeing Spots

Our living room and dining room were among the first rooms to look more "finished".  Don't get me wrong, there's lots more to do but this space has looked pretty much like this since we moved in.  We painted, added our furniture & art, bought a new light fixture and fireplace doors, but that's nothing compared to other areas of the house.  With rooms like this and this, there were other areas in more dire need of our attention.  But now that other rooms are coming together, the living rooms is starting to look worn out.  First, the sofa shenanigans and now the throw pillows are literally coming apart at the seams.  Sigh.  Undetered, I went fabric shopping for a fun fabric for fresh new throw pillows and found something great!  (Say that ten times fast!)

Picture the pattern a bit crisper than in the photo - a more vanilla-ish white background with cheery aqua, green and deep yellow circles.

I think that once this fabric becomes pillows, they will dress up the sofa (paired with the existing brown print pillows my mom sewed) and the accent chairs (not pictured) nicely.  I think the print ties in well with the artwork, a major fixture we tend to decorate around.



  1. Oooh, that is pretty.
    If I could get away with making everything in oranges and turquoises....

  2. I think that fabric is fun and very crisp for Spring.
    It really ties in with your dining area
    SO fresh!!

  3. That's such a great color combination. It will look perfect with your art and those gorgeous Lotte lamps you haven't delivered to your mom yet. :)

  4. Tanya,
    I adore the fabric. I think it's perfect and really going to step it up in the that room. But I have to say - when I saw the picture of your family room, the artwork over your sofa stopped me in my tracks. It's fantastic. Did you do those?! Love love them. M.

  5. It will look fantastic, the colours work with everything you have, and I love the pattern - a hint of retro!
    Will your Mum be making thse ones?

  6. omygosh, do you sew too? What a great fabric that you chose for your new pillows! It's going to bring the color from the painting in the dining room to your living area - perfection!

  7. Thanks for the positive feedback, everyone. I promise pics as soon as my mom & I whip these up. But remember, I'm the slowest DIY-er ever!! For those who asked, the artwork above the sofa was painted by Hubby's grandpa, Bert Weir. Check out this post for more info:

  8. I love that pendant light in the dining room! Everything is looking fabulous... keep up the great work!

  9. PS. Your floors are really gorgeous!


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