couch bling

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When friends bought a new couch for their TV room, they found it comfy but boring. Laurie had certain colors and sizes in mind, but didn’t want to wait. I loaned them some pillows to use while I worked on the custom order.

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Working with a color palette chosen by someone else can be fun and challenging. I gave Laurie swatches of all my fabrics, from which she chose rust, taupe, steel gray and a touch of bright yellow.

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I call this one ‘Bubbles’. I made two of these, so one is now available in my Etsy shop.

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‘Waveburst’ is the other one she chose, after deciding that the loaner pillows would have to stay as well.

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The mixture of colors, sizes and designs works surprisingly well. Indoor shots are never very true to the colors, but you get the idea. I love the isolation of my studio, but this project put me in touch with the kind of new thinking that collaboration can bring to bear.

7 Responses to “couch bling”

  1. Grace Says:

    NICE Ricki. What a difference the pillows make. You’ve got serious talent.

  2. joco Says:

    A matching daytime duvet cover for snowy evenings?

  3. Jane Says:

    Just great! It’s amazing what good graphics will do for a nice, but subtle background color. That couch IS very nice, and your pillows make it great!

  4. ricki Says:

    Grace~Thanks for always being so supportive!

    Jo~Fun idea, but I would need a bigger studio. Hmmm.

    Jane~Unleashing “graphics” from “advertising” rocks my world.

  5. Wendy Says:

    I really love these pillows you make! The patterns are so bold, contemporary and just catchy…like bling!

  6. Frances Says:

    Those are fabulous, Ricki! I love them all and can see why the loaners had to stay. :-)

  7. ricki Says:

    My blogging friends are doing a fine job of keeping my spirits up while I wait for my first sale on Etsy. Thanks one and all!

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