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Entries in soft furnishings (35)

Thursday
Apr102008

A FANTASTIC mail day!

Today was one of the greatest mail days EVER!! Stuck between my screen door and front door were 2 packages that I had totally forgotten about. It was the 3 bargello pillows I won on eBay. I have developped quite an obsession for these pillows, and now own 8 of them. They are so colourful and vintage-retro looking. Perfect to hide the not so great colour of my vintage sofa.


I saved the best for last. I finally broke down and bought a cowhide rug, also on eBay, for my living room. I really wanted a "shapeless" rug because I had tried a couple of rectangular ones and they made the room look too small. It ended up being just under $200 including shipping and it arrived in less than a week. The cats love it too. Now I am for sure going to get a zebra one for my dressing room. (And no, I haven't had time to get my chairs upholstered yet).

Monday
Mar102008

What to do with a white sofa


Elena wrote the other day with a dilemma. A fun dilemma I'd say. "I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now and I'm officially hooked.You guys seem to have tons of inspirational room pictures so I was hoping you could help me out - see, my boyfriend and I just bought a gorgeous, plush white couch but I'm not sure how to decorate around it. We have white walls and the rest of our furniture is mostly brown. I was thinking jewel-toned accessories would go nicely and bring in some color, but I'm still not sure. Would it be possible for you guys to post some pictures of rooms with jewel tones and/or white sofas? I need some inspiration!" I readily agreed that jewel-tones would work, and went on the hunt for photos with white (or off-white) couches so Elena could see the endless options she has. Hope this inspires and be sure to send us photos when you've dolled up your couch!

Mary McDonaldIdeal Home
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Miles ReddJohn Loecke
DominoHouse to Home
Laura ArsieHouse of Pictures
O'Connor Design PartnersAmy Lau
DécormagLovelace Interiors

Friday
Feb222008

Marimekko MADNESS!!!


Chad from Always Mod emailed with a sweet deal for DTI readers. The site specializes in everything Marimekko, including a huge selection of Marimekko cotton and upholstery fabrics. GAWD I love Marimekko, and after looking around the shop I want it ALL!!! So here are the details:

Offer: 15% off entire order
When: Now through 2/29/08 (next Friday)
How: enter promotion code desiretoinspire at checkout
Why: everyone loves deals, especially on Marimekko!
Where: AlwaysMod.com, the home of everything Marimekko

Thanks Chad!

Friday
Jan252008

OMG I had to share!


I was just web surfing (as you do, thank you StumbleUpon) when I found these! Beautiful tailor's mannequins by Malinki. Fiona Lewis and Lucy Howard are the women responsible for these sublime dress forms. Not much information on the website, just these stunning images and some contact details and the fact that these are available at Tann Rokka which of itself looks amazing! Take the tours while you're there.

Sunday
Jan132008

Flickr finds - pillows