Living Room Décor: My Pillow Project in Context

April 4th, 2012 at 7:35 am . Posted in Life at Sew Alluring, Sewing Projects .

D = Decorating

My love of decorating is not only what made me want to learn to sew, but also the reason a throw pillow was my first project. But other than a lone photo at the end of my simple pillow tutorial post, the project hasn’t been seen in the context of its surrounding décor. This post is going to remedy that.

The pillow has a plum background that happens to go very well with the many purple accessories in my living room, and I also love how the color works with the rest of the palette — namely, turquoise and cream.

 This is the pillow up close…

This is the pillow as it looks within my living room. As you can see, my little chihuahua, Buttercup, likes to lounge on the blanket on top of the sofa…

Here’s more eye candy showing the space from another point of view, along with up-close looks at the purple décor around the room…




I live in an apartment, so there’s not anything I can do about the typical beige carpet, but I’m very pleased with how the rest of the space has evolved. I also can’t wait to see how having a sewing machine continues to help in my decorating endeavors!

10 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Dee Dee
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    Great job with the decorating. I wish I was better at my sewing machine. I can knit, spin, and weave with no problem but for some reason, sewing has always been a challenge. Happy blogging!


    • Kelly
      Apr 04, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

      Happy blogging to you too, Dee Dee. 🙂 It’s funny — I always had trouble with knitting!


  2. Cristin Harber
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    Buttercup is precious! Your pillows look lovely and I like your color scheme. Beautiful!


    • Kelly
      Apr 04, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

      Thank you, Cristin!


  3. Rachael
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    I love seeing pictures of houses – magazines, other people’s, tv shows…I’m so nosy! Love the cushion, great work and you’re right about the colours!


    • Kelly
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 7:39 am

      Thanks, Rachael! I like looking at pictures of houses too 🙂


  4. Debbie
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    Hey there, I am a lover of purple too and you are right, the pillow goes greatly with the rest of your decor. Loving the choice of fabric.


    • Kelly
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

      Thanks! I got an amazing deal on the fabric, and it’s purple — win-win.


  5. Francene
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    You have an eye for colors. Well done and thanks for sharing your living room and your darling dog.


    • Kelly
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

      Thanks, Francene 🙂 Buttercup’s so cute when she curls up there I let her stay and shed all over the purple blanket!


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