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Introducing Free Pillow Friday

(Okay, I realize it is Thursday night, not Friday, but I’m going to be busy all day tomorrow)

So I’m starting this new thing that I’m kind of excited about….giving away free pillow covers. If you are not into fabric or interior decor this will be distinctly unexciting, but if you happen to run a blog called “Fabrictherapy”…very exciting.

Last winter I stocked up on gorgeous (mostly designer) fabric and made dozens of pillows to sell at an artisan market. It turns out that pillow covers are not a big seller at these kinds of venues, so I have oodles of lovely pillows sitting lonely in a bag. Since it is a sunk cost, I’d much rather give these beauties away than have them gather dust.

I’m starting off with one of my faves, Ming Dragon, created by Robert Allen for Dwell Studio. I love, love this pattern and the variety of colours it comes in. It looks good in so many different applications:

Mid century mod chair upholstered in Ming Dragon in Persimmon.

Mid-century mod chair upholstered in Ming Dragon Persimmon.

Drapery in Ming Dragon aquatint.

Drapery in Ming Dragon aquatint.

For this give away I will be mailing the winner two 20 by 20 inch pillow covers (inserts not included) in Ming Dragon Admiral, a total value of over $70. All you have to do is post a comment on what you would like to see more of on Fabrictherapy.ca.

Ming Dragon Admiral (indigo blue background).

Ming Dragon Admiral (ie. indigo blue background).

Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you happen to win or just love the look of the fabric, Dwell Studio has gorgeous coordinates and there are lots of stores on Etsy where you can have coordinating pillows custom made:

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Dwell Studio Coordinates by Robert Allen.

I have a great variety of fabric, so if Ming dragon ain’t your thing, come back next Friday!

PS. I’ve never set up a give away on my blog before so please let me know if it doesn’t work for you! Contest begins at midnight and runs for a week. Check next Friday to see if you are a winner!

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Pursing Persimmon

Recently Pantone announced “radiant orchid” (read: pinky purple) as the colour of the year but personally, I’m on the hunt for persimmon (read: red-orange. It’s a fruit, who comes up with these names?). My pursuit of persimmon began with this Robert Allen fabric:

Robert Allen's Ming Dragon in Admiral

Robert Allen’s Ming Dragon in Admiral

Love. Love Love his twist on florals. I plan on using the fabric for some throw pillows to bring a splash of bold, but not bright, colour to my couch. I’m a serious colour-phobe but it is my ambition to introduce colour into my very neutral home. I’m going to rely on indigo blue (the background colour of this fabric) as another neutral and have some fun with green and persimmon accents (you can spot just a bit of the red-orange colour in the fabric in the top right corner). I’ve been searching out products for bringing the persimmon out in my living room and I love these curtains from Crate and Barrel:

These curtains from Crate and Barrel would be a subtle nod to my accent colour with their red stripes.

Okay, so they are still mostly white but baby steps you know.

The rule of thumb for accent colours is that you are supposed to have at least three hits of the colour in a room so I’m on the look out for a couple more. In the meantime I’m inspired by these beautiful rooms:

Wish I knew where the persimmon knick-knacks on the bookcase are from. Love the

Wish I knew where the persimmon nick-knacks on the bookcase are from. Love the bookends.

Painting the window frames: a funky and low cost way of introducing colour to a room. And that couch! Gorgeous.

Painting the window frames: a funky and low cost way of introducing colour to a room. And that couch! Gorgeous.

I'm contemplating going a bit wild in my powder room and painting it a colour like that wall. We'll see...

I’m contemplating going a bit wild in my powder room and painting it a colour like that wall. We’ll see…

If only there wasn't a tot kitchen under my bar counter...I'd have stools like these.

If only there wasn’t a tot kitchen under my bar counter…I’d have stools like these.

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Ooh la la, if I lived a different kind of life I wouldn’t mind a dramatic dining room like this.

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