Weekend Reading

March 7th, 2013

Hey everyone, happy weekend! It was a bit slower on the blog this week but in the time away from the computer I was able to get a lot done behind the scenes – my youngest daughter’s room is nearing completion and the design studio is in progress, I’ll be sharing pictures from both spaces next week. 

Meanwhile, here’s the latest over at the BH&G blog:

kitchen trends worth embracing

practical pantry solutions

fabulous folding screens

sprucing with patterned pillows

 

And a few other links that caught my eye:

25 ways to decorate a console table

A paneled wall room makeover (the awesome power of white paint)

In her own words, how Martha made homemaking an art form

A realistic house tour of people who live with toddlers

10 Commandments of used furniture

Absolutely beautiful imagery from the Smithsonian photo contest

Great advice from a father to his children

 

I also wrote up an article for the My Colortopia blog on all the ways I decorate with apothecary jars.  The ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ returns on Sunday, I’ll be back with a roundup of inspiring DIY projects spied around the web.

Have a great weekend!

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Favorite Sources for Affordable Pillows

March 6th, 2013

This week is pretty crazy, we’ve got several projects in the works and we’re celebrating a birthday, so I’ve been away from the computer a lot but I got a great question the other day and I had to smack my head because I can’t believe I haven’t answered it yet.

“Dear Kate. How can I get to the information from February where you were describing how to combine patterns of throw pillows? And where can you find a variety of reasonably priced pillows?” ~ Loretta in Kentucky

Loretta that post you mention on pillow styling is here and I have a lot of places I like to shop for pillows. I’m a frequent pillow changer by season so if I don’t make them myself, I hunt for ready made ones that are affordable and by that I mean under $50.  I’ve kept a master list of retailers in a document on my computer and was reminded to post it here when Loretta prompted me.

Here are my favorite sources for affordable pillows (under $50):

1) Etsy.  I like to support small businesses so I shop around on Etsy for pillow covers made with designer fabrics, some of my favorites include Festive Home Decor, NenaVon, Pop O Color, Pillow Mood, Kassapanola, and WillaSkyeHome.

etsy designer pillows

chevron ikat / flamestitch / yellow ikat

2.  Pier One Imports

pier 1

 

3.  Wisteriawisteria pillows

 

4.  Ballard Designs

ballard designs

 

5. Bellacor

bellacor pillows

 

 

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