Colorful pillows can brighten up any room and a custom throw pillow featuring a photo of your pet is a fun way to feel as though he’s right there beside you, even if he’s in another room or has since passed on.
For a household with many pets, sofas were upholstered in high performance fabric. Throughout the rooms, designers brought in color in fun, surprising ways. Here, a built-in bookshelf gets a coat of pretty blue.
Capture your pet’s paw prints, either by snapping a cell phone photo or by using pet-friendly ink and paper, to create a whimsical custom pillow or framed print with your pet’s paw print and name with Flutterbye Prints.
Embroidered linen garnishes the windows in this French Country dining room. The chandelier is iron and the table is antique. Rough hewn wood ceiling beams add a rustic look. Red tapestry pillows and blue glassware bring in the colors of the French countryside.
Ethereal white curtains, deep sea green walls, and simple white bedding accented by the blue quilt and vintage lumbar pillow give this bedroom a calm and stylish look. Vintage Lane side tables as nightstands brings a touch of mid-century style to the design. White cube lamp frames on thin stands fit the light look.
White lamps in front of the large scale painting above the vintage media cabinet balance out the lighter artwork on the opposing wall. The side tables and coffee table are round and allow for flow of movement against the strong right angles of the gray and red contemporary sofas and the media cabinet. Patterned throw pillows mesh the two sofa colors together and blend the red accent tone with the cool tones of the room.
Set back in a nook at Houston's Beckrew Wine House is an intimate conversation spot. A U-shaped bench with brown leather cushions is highlighted with an array of gold and neutral throw pillows. Dark navy walls are paired with rustic white brick and a gilded mirror that reflects the contemporary brass chandelier.
To create a fun, livable room, designers added a durable, leather sofa that would be easy to clean. Then, they added Peter Dunham pillows and a Crate and Barrel coffee table to complete the space and add color and texture.
With the idea of a Parisian houseguest in mind, Peter Pennoyer of Peter Pennoyer Architects, totally transformed this space. The walls went from yellow to draped in gray and blue Schumacher coverings, while a combination of bejeweled pillows, layered textures and hints of marigold pull the entire look together. The finishing touch: A ceramic turtle whose shell opens to reveal an ink jar (placed on the back desk).
The homeowners, guests and pets can relax on outdoor furniture accented by throw pillows within the shady seclusion of a tall, wood privacy fence. The homeowner had a vision for transforming the space, which was already partially enclosed by a fence and concrete wall, into an outdoor courtyard for entertaining on warm summer evenings.