Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Scarves into Pillows




 


I found some silk Missoni scarves on sale at The Nordstrom Rack with the thought of one day making them into throw pillows.  I figured it would be a fun and creative way to add some "art" to the furniture arrangement in my Living Room and provide an elegant "pop of color" to the room.




I purchased 5 small silk squares and one long rectangular scarf which my seamstress turned into a pair of bolsters.  I made a trip into San Francisco to Britex Fabrics where I chose several complementary Dupioni silk fabrics to use as backing for the pillows.





I was thrilled with the result...


(I found the fireplace in Paris and the coffee table at The Salvation Army)

... the room came alive!


20 comments:

susie q said...

Those pillows could NOT be more fabulous! I love them. Please, please make more and sell them on etsy!

A Perfect Gray said...

Yes! The perfect thing for your room. AND just the thing I am looking for, too. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. (Paris and Salvation Army both in the same room. . . you are MY kind of gal.)

FrenchBlue said...

You are so WISE! These are beautiful. Your creativity is amazing... still thinking about those number lanterns:)
OX

annechovie said...

What a genius idea! They are beautiful. xx

Kathysue said...

Terri, You know how much I LOVE your living room and these pillows do give it a certain, Perfect Pop!! You are one clever gal, Love the Hi-Lo decor that you make look oh so rich and luxurious. You have the EYE!!!! Have a great day my sweet friend,Kathysue

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I have been wanting to do this for some time....I think you have convinced me. Your room is as lovely as I would expect. XO

Lumo said...

Great pillows and beautiful living room! You are very creative!

Beach House Living said...

Agree, they are a great pop of color. I need you to come decorate our house.

XO

Cashon&Co said...

That room is just breathtaking! I love the Missoni PIllows and they look perfect in that room! gorgeous!

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

So beautiful and such a smart idea. Perfect in your gorgeous room.

Starfish and Sundresses said...

WOW! These look so amazing! What a beautiful room! xx

lisa golightly said...

Clever girl !! Only someone as cool as you would have a fireplace from Paris with a thrift store coffee table and see the beauty in vintage Hawaiian leis ! Really enjoyed chatting with you ... I think we have some fun ahead of us !

xoxo,
lisa

Cristin said...

Gotta love Britix!!! Love your living room too. That fireplace is gorgeous. Love your thrift store find too.

xo,
cristin

Marija said...

I'm in love! I'm such a missoni girl - now if only I sewed...

Gorgeous room. Everything around here is so pretty....I'll be back! Marija

joanny said...

A perfectly balanced room-- you have all the right lines, textures, and details that matters in good interior design.

Beautiful!
Joanny

Splendid Willow said...

Leave it to Therese to have us all running to The Rack! Creative and lovely! And the Salvation army sofa table is also quite the find. You are so good, girl! xx Mon

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

AMAZING...those pillows are so Rachael Zoe! xx

Colleen Hickey said...

That is a damn beautiful living room.

Beautifully50 said...

WOW! Beautiful! I've often thought about taking a Pucci scarf and framing it for a piece of art in my guest room. I think you've inspired me to try it!
Your living room is my "wish" living room. Beautiful AND inviting.

The Zhush said...

OMG! Wow! You are my new design hero! Really, so great! And, really like your banner...think we both became bloggers right at the same time too. Like it here...off to explore some more.