too cool for school!
I’m really enjoying the new season 2012 interiors trend for neutrals – grey in particular – mixed with neon bright pops of colour – yellow, acid green and bright, bright pink, when it comes to soft furnishings ….
est magazine 'scandinavian sojourn', via decor8
Multistripe in 'Ember' by Melin Tregwynt
I love the way these colours work equally well in either a more traditional country ‘shabby chic’ room, or a room that plays more towards the ‘mid-century’ modern revival, injecting a warm shot of vivid, energising colour and providing a fresh focal point without being too overpowering.
And loving colour as much as I do, I couldn’t help but get in on the act …
Fuschia modern sofa cushion now available in my Etsy shop ... click on the image to get there
Unique strip-patchworked modern sofa cushion in grey cotton mixed with hot fuschia satin, and that lovely monochrome oriental-style floral … and with an envelope closing secured with two co-ordinating buttons on the back, it looks great either way up.
Fuschia and grey modern sofa cushion
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I’ve had a lovely – if busy – start to the New Year! I was so happy to get a commission to create a bespoke cushion from a couple of bridesmaid dresses – and even happier that I’m allowed to talk about it – most of my commissions are so personal that my customers prefer me not to share them. A wonderful way to start the year … I think I’m at my happiest when I’m working on something special for someone, creating a piece of memory cloth 🙂
The dresses arrived … such gorgeous fabric, and sumptuous colours …
A simple cushion, that makes the most of the fabric and the colours. A contemporary cushion, that won’t look dated or old-fashioned. A cushion that still evokes the memories of a very happy day.
The dark purple dominates, with the lilac strip from the skirt bordered from strips of the ivory dress – on one side, the sash – complete with the little flowers – and on the other, the the organza skirt fused onto the lining.
And on the back – an envelope closure … with a lilac strip that lines up with the one on the front.
I used the buttons from the bodice of the little dress.
I am so happy with the finished result … it will be going home in the post tomorrow.
Do you like it?
What could I do for you? Do you have a special dress, a suit you can’t part with, a collection of baby clothes that you’d like to free from the cupboard, transformed into something you can see – and use – every day?
If you’re interested in commissioning a piece of work, please do get in touch for a free consultation – I’d love to hear from you.
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Tagged bespoke cushion, bridesmaid dress, commission, contemporary cushion, cushion, home accessories, home furnishings, memory cloth, modern sofa cushion, Patchwork, upcycled dress