I thought I would start a new series of posts which will be featured every Monday called 'Pillow Talk'.
Now that I have your complete attention: I have to point out that these are NOT posts of that kind of 'pillow talk' ladies!!!!!! I know what you're thinking!!! Wink Wink! These posts will feature decorative pillows that I have found on the internet or blogland. I will feature what's new and cool ( rhymes get it?? Ha!) or simply just caught my eye ;).
Accessorizing with pillows is a great way to update your interior. They are an instantaneous way to stylize a room. At least I think so!
This gorgeous pillow, from Z Gallerie, is 24" x 24" of lovileness! Its beautiful flocked velvet gives it great texture and it's victorian and vintage flair will look great mixed into modern or traditional interiors.
This colour is perfect for fall, don't you think? And who doesn't love saying "Aubergine"??
Here is my front porch and door dressed up for fall:
I bought the wicker basket years ago at Home Goods. I love its texture and colour. The twigs are from my yard - FREE!! The dried wheat is from Michaels. The basket is hung from a 3M Command Hook (love the Command products!). It has even held up to my two boys, who love to slam the door shut :)!!!
Since I am a renter I can't nail anything to my door - so a removable and reusable hook works great. Amanda at Serenity Now also has a great idea for hanging wreaths on your door - so check out her tutorial!
The wicker pumpkins are from Target.
The mice (aren't they cute!!) are from the Dollar Store last year. They have some bigger mice this year.
The urns are a purchase from Home Depot a few years ago and I keep spray painting them exterior gloss black when they start looking tired or too chippy.
The wooden urn stands with wheels are from Wallmart. I love the colour of the wood - really goes well with the fall theme and looks great contrasted with the black of the urns. The wheels are great for times I water the plants in the urns - I can wheel them right to the front of the porch. The water runs right out and off the porch landing and I don't flood my whole porch floor.
I made the outdoor pillows. The fabric is Waverly outdoor Sun N Shade "Fishbowl" pattern I puchased at Hancock Fabrics. (I couldn't find it on Hancock's website but I think this is it on the Waverly website here.)
I used the tutorial for "The 5 Minute Cushion" found at: City tv. This cushion is so incredibly easy and quick to make - and doesn't require a zipper! I actually recovered two outdoor cushions I already had, but were looking faded - so I already had the pillow forms.
A mini - makeover for my address plaque:
Check out my tutorial that I blogged about here. I love how it turned out!
Hope you think the decor is inviting and says "Welcome"!