Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring Pillows + Super Easy DIY Pillow

I hope you had a great weekend! Today, I'm sharing our new spring pillows - I love this combo! Normally, I DIY most of my pillows, but this time they were all purchased - I only added trim to the white pom pom pillows.

Even though I didn't DIY everything, it's still budget friendly - read on to see how!

Green Greek Key pillow is Trina Turk - I watched Amazon and got a great deal, around $30 or $40! So make sure to keep an eye on Amazon for a price drop, you never know!

Schumacher Citrus is from Motif pillows. Designer fabric pillows are pricey, but they can make a space! Adding one or two, and supplementing with cheaper pillows is a great way to save money, but still get a high end look. I LOVE this print, the colors are super gorgeous too!

White pom pom pillows are from H&M. I was very impressed with the quality! I added the gray trim (details below, if you're interested) Throw is from Home Goods.

Green maze pillow is from Home Goods, $16.99. The pattern is reminiscent of this Schumacher, Mary McDonald fabric. Last but not least, Diamond pom pom pillow is from H&M (color is natural and black, online it looks a little brown to me). I love how soft this fabric is!

Finally, here's brief tutorial on attaching trim to the front of a pillow. It's SO easy - in a matter of minutes, it transforms a pillow from plain to high end!

1. You will need:

Pillowcase - mine is 20x20 from H&M
Trim - mine is from Joanns, it was on clearance (though it wasn't marked - it was $1 something a yard!) $4 yards for two 20x20 pillows (inset 1.5")
Permanent Fabric glue - I used Fabri Tac
Ruler and Tape for guide

2. Measure where you would like the edge of the trim to end - mine is about 1.5" from the edge. Add tape at all of the corners.

3. Add a little fabric glue to the end of the trim, fold at a 45. Hold it on one of the corners of the tape guide. Pull it straight to the other end of the tape guide, cut a straight line so it meets the guide. Fold the other end at a 45 (make sure they are angled the right way, like a picture frame)

4. Glue the trim down, making sure it lines up with the guide. If you're using a fast dry fabric glue, glue about half way and apply immediately, then finish that section.

So easy!

I'm loving this new combination!! It's amazing how new pillows can make a space feel so refreshed!

I've been working on lots of new things, I'll be sure to share as I'm able! See you soon! :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Five | 04.17.15

Hey!! Did you have a good week? I hope so! Here's what has caught my eye recently!

H&M home, spring pillow collection is amazing!! This one (just $9.95!) reminds me a little of the fabulous, but expensive Orangerie! Ok, it can't really compare, but still, it is reminiscent! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring Home Tour | DIY Scalloped Draperies

I'm so thrilled to be participating in the Spring Blogger Stylin' Home tour, hosted by The White Buffalo Styling Co.! If you're stopping by from SG Style, welcome, I'm so glad that you're here!  Instead of a full tour, I'm sharing our dining room (with a few new touches) and a super easy DIY project!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Tastemaker Everything But The House | Outdoor Living

I'm so happy to be a Tastemaker for Everything But The House's Tastemaker Series! You may remember my first post about EBTH - I'm smitten! They are coming to D.C. soon, I cannot wait!

My first article on outdoor living is live - make sure to stop by and see my tips for making your outdoor space an extension of your home.

Here's a little preview, for the full story, visit EBTH!

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