Punchy Pillows! (and some Etsy love)

I gotta say: making myself wait awhile to work on the den is going to be difficult.  Recall that in my To Do List, I am letting myself get pillows and curtains in the den and am then pausing that room and moving on to the "Library" (aka, living room/office) and laundry room.  The den is starting to look really good though!

I made good on my promise to buy new pillows and bought a bunch of pillow covers on Etsy.  In the den, I have the medium grey IKEA Ektorp sectional and an off-white IKEA Tullsta chair (scored on Craigslist years ago for about $30).  I'll get a floor-length white slipcover for this chair in the near term.  I'm going with a white-grey-navy blue and yellow color scheme in this space, which is a really fun departure from my old house, but still in line with my taste.  I found a bunch of navy and white pillows on clearance at Target.  I knew I needed to add a little yellow. Here's a teaser of the prints going in ...

I ended up finding four new pillows for my space.  One is the yellow floral Dwell Studio from Target that is all over the blogosphere.  I have seen this pillow and loved it for months. I finally broke down and bought it.  

I also found a terrific Etsy seller: Festive Home Decor.  She sells beautiful custom pillow covers in super cute patterns.  She ships quickly and everything is packaged perfectly.  I chose two corn yellow Ikat covers and a Richloom Cornwall cover for a lumbar pillow.  Here they are (Target Dwell Studio pillow in back, Festive Home Decor Richloom Cornwall lumbar cover in front):

Aren't they great?  I surprised myself with the Richloom Cornwall print (the small lumbar pillow) but I felt the room would feel a little flat and maybe too nautical with all the yellow and navy.  So the pop of color felt (and is!) a little fun.  I can't wait to add the drapes in the oversized navy Ikat that I love so much ... and of course paint the room and fireplace.  

By the way, if you are interested in some super cute and inexpensive pillow covers, consider Festive Home Decor.  I can't wait to place my next order with her.  

See you swoon,

{Note: Festive Home Decor has not paid or comped us for this post today.  She's got great stuff and is a terrific Etsy seller}


  1. Gorgeous cushions and thanks for putting up her link. I am always looking for new pillow sellers on Etsy to feed my addiction!

  2. I love those pillows. Did you buy just the covers or a whole pillow? I desperately want new pillows for our family room.

  3. I'm glad you both like them!

    Heather, I only bought the covers (that's all she sells). She sells by size, so I measured the (stained silk) pillows I had on hand and just recovered them. I've seen pillow inserts for really cheap at JoAnns.

  4. Shanna, I LOOOOVVVEE them!!! The fabrics coordinate so beautifully!! I cannot wait to see the whole room!!!