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Old 08-16-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I was hoping I could solicit some opinions about what color pillows could work on my sofa. I have considering changing both pillows to that neutral beige and then adding a red or even blue pillow in between. Just can't decide.

A a few things about my "style goals":

-I like simple, understated and neutral with "pops" of color
-I LOVE the art piece above the sofa and I don't want anything to compete too much with that
-I think I'm happy with the end table.

Sorry for the poor quality, but here are a few pictures:

The sofa:


The end table:


The other end of the living room:




Thanks so much for any feedback!!

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Old 08-16-2011, 02:33 PM   #2
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Here are some of the pillows I considered as accents:

1. Blue. http://www.cb2.com/pillows-throws/ac...2-pillow/f6401

2. Burnt Orange. http://www.cb2.com/pillows-throws/ac...2-pillow/f6787

3. Chartruese. http://www.crateandbarrel.com/decora...pillow/s197800


These are the ones on there now:

(in ivory and wheat)
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/decora...pillow/s582720

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Old 08-17-2011, 02:21 AM   #3
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IMHO I would add some pattern. For what you are paying at Crate and Barrel you could purchase 1/2 yard of fabric (lots more choices at a fabric store) and the pillow insert. If you do not sew, maybe you have a friend that could do it for you.

If you really like the plain ones I would go with the burnt orange. Pull one of the colors from the picture, really anyone would work.
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I did a quick internet search for a couple of examples for you:

http://www.buyfabrics.com/c-239-upholstery-fabric.aspx

Just some other ideas for you.
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That is a fantastic idea - I would have never thought to do pattern! Not too crafty, but I may be able to have a friend help out.

Thanks so much!
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Just another idea. When I have found a fabric I like and besides pillows, I have cut a square, wrapped it around cork board or heavy cardboard and framed as a picture. It could just be another piece of art bringing in the same colors elsewhere in the room or used as a message board with push pins. You seem to neat for the push pin idea, but just wanted to share.

I forgot to mention I really like the way you did your end table, very, very nice.

To bad you are not near me, I have a TON of fabric and would love to make a couple of pillows for you!!!!!

www.picturetrail.com/mickey51

Just incase you would like to see some of what I do for a living.

Best to you.
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I wish I was closer too. Your work is amazing!!! Thanks - I am pretty happy with the end table too!

Thanks again for your wonderful suggestions.

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