i was searching yesterday on etsy for some pretty pillows and i found the motherload! if i see one more imperial trellis, chevron, zig zag or chiang mai dragon fabric covered pillow i am going to punch myself in the eyes. the good thing about pillows is you can change the covers pretty inexpensively and therefore as frequently as your design schizophrenia allows. right? my fellow strickened readers? ever since i saw amy neunsinger's home in house beautiful i am sure that the resurgence of the new and improved shabby chic (less shabby more chic) is going to take over for spring. i love the idea of softening a really modern, industrial space with muted florals and lots of white!! take a peek at amy neunsinger's house here.
these pillows from enhabiten on etsy fit the bill perfectly. i think they are fresh and modern, soft and pretty.
i love love love this one:
and who doesn't love the graphic punch of a cross?? it knocks you down, jesus style.
i also love love love these vintage barkcloth pillows. reminds me of the bed in amy neunsinger's home. again.. this cottage-y look in a cottage-y home isn't the look i am going for here. that's the old shabby chic which i feel is..tired. plus you risk that oh so fug granny look. this is the new shabby chic, where soft and feminine pretty meets masculine industrial goodness.
liane the talent behind enhabiten uses hemp and other organic materials and often vintage fabric. all items are handmade and she donates 5 dollars per item to the red cross for haiti.
go there and shop b.c you need to change out that chevron pillow.
***please note that as someone who is constantly immersed in interior design/decor i tire very quickly of things. that is not to say that any of the aforementioned fabrics are over and out. if u love them that's all that matters.