Thursday, July 8, 2010

this gets me excited...!


I love Anna Spiro's style - white interior walls and white upholstery. I have especially admired how she introduces color; her mix of pillows adds just the right amount of color.
But I have had a terrible time at trying to do the same thing. My living room upholstery is also white canvas and I would love a similar look. I've searched forever for just the right mix of pattern and color in pillows, but have really had no luck. I don't have ready access to large fabric stores without driving a few hours and I am trying to keep from spending too much on pillows that I will likely change out all too often. 
But recently, I found a selection of batik print fabrics that I am so excited about! I tried to get a good mix and I want to also have a mix of different sizes of pillows made. I have so many antique and vintage pieces, I hope this will bring in a fresh feel: 

batik fabrics for my living room pillows

Can't wait to get these going!

25 comments:

the vintage wren said...

Lovely fabrics, can't wait to see them finished. What a great inspiration photo, love the mix of fabrics. : ) Carrie

ticklishfromadistance said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous. I cannot wait to see the results!

Raina Cox said...

Spiro has such a great distinctive look. You'd never mistake her work for another's.

Can't wait to see how your pillows turn out!

for the love of a house said...

I, too, have to drive an hour to find the good fabric sources... makes it hard to get a sample (and I actually have to "buy" the sample) and then drive it home to 'see' it in the room, then return to buy it. A closer fabric shop (about 45 minutes away) has a wonderful selection of batiks- I've seen some wonderful patterns similar to the ones you show. I've often wanted some for dinner party tablecloths!
Can't wait to see your pillows! Batiks are such 'happy' fabrics!

joan

bluehydrangea said...

Donna, these are fabulous!! Can't wait to see it all come together BUT, it's like I don't know you at all!! Are you really a color girl deep inside? Maybe neutral backgrounds with pops of color....love it! Whatever you do will have tons of style!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Looking at Anna's interiors I just feel happy! Your fabrics look fabulous, can't wait to see how they look made up! Janell

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

These fabrics are gorgeous! I love the blues and pinks - I'm sure they'll look great.

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

i also have a hard time adding the right amount pattern and mixing that unexpected color into the room. i feel like such a dummy when it comes to that! i can do it with clothes, why not decor? looks like you have a great thing starting though!

La Dolfina said...

I think you're going to love the result! Your fabric choices are lovely! Can't wait to see how they turn out!!

sherry said...

I love those too!!! Can't wait to see the finished product! I am so spoiled living in Atlanta with Lewis and Forsyth. I have noticed that many fabric stores are going towards not keeping stock and just having fabrics you can order from....especially Calico Corners. I was at Forsyth Fabrics yesterday and they are starting to do the same thing. In this economy, they can't afford to carry the inventory!

Liz said...

Beautiful fabrics! We had the same challenge in our living room-- finding the perfect mix & match pillows for pops of color. My mother-in-law ended up making us some that are perfect!

Tricia Rose said...

These are beautiful fabrics (can you hear a 'but' coming on?!) - but

- can you find more, on a larger scale? It's the mix of colour, scale and style that gives Anna Spiro her edge.

Brandi said...

These are very pretty fabrics!

sherri said...

I love your fabric choices, gawjuz!

Andrea said...

Beautiful! Those pillows are perfection! Cant wait to see how yours come out!

lisaroyhandbags said...

She does have the perfect mix of fabrics doesn't she? I love what you've chosen and I think they'll look fantastic! Can't wait to see them all done! ;)

SPLENDEROSA said...

Oh wow! Pillows are fab, and your fabrics for pillows are wonderful. Yes, make them soon! Happy summer...

The Zhush said...

I can't wait either! Hop to it! These will clearly be amazing.

kiki said...

I love these fabrics, the colors will complement a neutral interior perfectly!

Leigha said...

Love the image - yet the opposite of me. I would be more likely to have bright walls and white upholstery. So gorgeous, though.
Your fabrics look great. By the way, Calico Corners ships fabrics!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Wow. these are gorgeous. Photos of completed pillows, please!

Tades said...

Love those batik fabrics!!! Awesome!

Splendid Willow said...

Yes, Donna!

This is exactly what I want to see more of coming from your camp! Show us more of your home and share brilliant decorating ideas!

Love, Mon

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

I love these!! especially the back one. Is that orange and purple? Cant wait to see the finish product.

Christian Guevara said...

those fabrics are fantastic! i'm especially drawn to the teal and the pink ones.
you may want to inject a hot pink fabric in there w/ either a black piping or teal piping.
anna usually balances out her patterns w/ a shot of solid pink or some black.
some online stores that i frequent bc they're super affordable and they ship r: fabric.com, lsfabrics.com, designerfabrics.com; and premierprintsfabric.com

good luck! can't wait to see how u pull it together. it's going to be great!