Details Make the Difference
Cindy orchestrated several fabrics and trims in fashioning these jewel-like accents. "I worked around the oak-leaf linen and
selected fabrics that contrast with it. Adding a different detail to each pillow gives a custom look," she says. Try some
of her other tips for creating your own stash of perfect pillows.
- Start with a pillow made from a patterned fabric that contains several colors you like, and use those colors for covering additional pillows. Include a variety of textures and weaves. Balance a large-scale floral with a smaller-scale check.
- In a grouping, use several edge treatments such as intricate fringe, a half-inch-wide ruffle, or pleated corners. With strips of bias-cut fabric, frame a small center panel, or create a border with decorative tape.
- Think of comfort, and use pillow forms made of the softest down. Smaller trims are always appropriate because when you sit down they're easy on your back.