Monday, July 27, 2009

A Quick Face Lift

There is nothing like a quick face lift, when it comes to pillows at least. Sometimes when clients want a quick change, or need a somewhat solid pillow but don't want it to be completely plain I will add a tape to the face.
Little designs add to a pillow can make a big difference...
Image BHG July 2009
We added a neutral trim to the front of this floral pillow for a client because we wanted to bring a little twist to a traditional fabric...
It doesn't have to be just pillows though, these chairs are inspiration for quick tape updates..
Love this slipcover from LEE. Em- I am thinking about you with this one....
MJ Trim is a great place to start when looking for a little something to add to pillows...


Of course it does not have to be a trim/braid/band, it can be ribbon too...
Image Etsy
Which makes me think of this book, which brought me to this picture....

Which brought me to this, the cutest school house I have seen!
I know, somehow my post on quick fixes for pillows lead me to a cottage I adore....


What is your favorite quick fix?

27 comments:

FuchsFamily said...

Lampshades are a wonderful quick fix!!!! Take out the boring shades that come with your lamps and put in box pleat silk or smocked or woven paper! www.luxlampshades.com

Love your blog!!!

Rachel said...

Ooh, I really adore that kitchen!!

And I like that trick.. must store this for later use!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh love this post. For a quick face lift in a room I normally just start moving around accessories from one room to the next to try and get a new look at minimal cost. It also helps me to have another pair of eyes, because sometimes I've been looking at the room for so long that I stop seeing things.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Pillows definitely add a little something when you are looking for a quick fix. Love the grosgrain pillows! We will have to check out his book. Also love the school house cottage, I could move right in!

Sweet Nothings said...

oh, i LOVE those slipcovers. love.

Anonymous said...

What brand are the pillows in the top picture? Love that ikat one!

bluehydrangea said...

Love all the pictures but that school house rocks!! I have it saved in my favorites file.

The Consummate Hostess said...

I really love that school house, I would love to live there!

urbansardines said...

That schoolhouse is beyond cute! I love the tape idea for sprucing up a cushion!

C said...

I love how this post went from one thing, to the next, to the next! You make me smile. :)

My fave quick fix is definitely paint.

LindsB said...

Love this post and I am obsessed with John Loecke- how have I never seen this book before?!?

Going to buy it ASAP- thanks for the heads up!!

Haven and Home said...

I am trying to remember where the first picture is from. It has been on my computer for a while to show clients, this was before I was blogging and better about keeping up with sources. I want to say it is Robert Allen/ Beacon Hill but I can't find it on their web site. I will keeping looking though...

Yansy said...

I love to update my throw pillows, accessories and always fresh flowers.

TheBeautyFile said...

I love these little designs...they go an awfully long way!

Beachbrights said...

I LOVE that cottage!!

XOXO

Lauren said...

I want that AMAZING school house! And the 1st picture is also to die for! Love!

I keep drawers of accessories and switch them in and out. I also switch accessories into different rooms!

Miss Madras said...

Fabulous post! Pillows are the easiest way to freshen a room. That school house is too adorable.

Lavender and Lilies said...

I love the cottage.

Lily G. said...

I would love to have that cottage as like a summer home!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I the ribbon on the chair. How fun! And this is the cutest little cottage ever.

Rita said...

Absolutely love the pillow pick-me-up idea. I add new accessories, or reassign items I already have to different shelves, tables, rooms. I love fresh flowers for a quick fix, too. They are only a temp-fix, but they give a lift to the room and to my spirit.

amy said...

Oh wow how nice!!!

Kristin said...

That cottage is heavenly!

Ms. B said...

The little yellow door and all the interior green trim on the cottage is so cute!

xo

Jennifer
http://milliedeel.blogspot.com/

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I dog-eared that Lee ad with the slipped chair - I LOVE it!

Maria Killam said...

I am the toss cushion queen (with my clients) they truly make or break a living room and people that don't really have any don't realize what a big difference the right ones make!

Great post!

Down Pillow said...

That cottage is too cute! I really love the slipcover, too - beautifully tailored.