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Monday, October 6, 2014

Adding More Animal Into The Mix

I am still working on my LR makeover.  My installer that I want to use to do the hardwood floors and new baseboards has postponed me for about 3 more weeks.  He is so worth waiting for, so I am biting the bullet and waiting.  His workmanship is sheer perfection and his price is very reasonable, so I am on the waiting game.  

While I am waiting, I am still dreaming up more ideas for my design.  I have decided that I would like a little more animal print.

.  Here is my original Inspiration Board.

I still love everything except the ottoman.  That didn't work out (you can see the epic fail here). 

I found the beige velvet giraff print and the velvet leopard print at my favorite fabric store, Fabric Depot.    I think they will be a great new addition to my pillow mix.

 This has a beautiful luxurious sheen on the bakground.  It looks like a million dollars.  At 25.95 yd I thought it was a bargain.

 I love brown, gold and black shades in this fabric.  Beautiful shading.  This one was 21.95 yd.

 Love all the fabrics together.

TIP: - - - I always buy 1/2 yard of fabric and since almost all decor fabric is 54" wide,  I cut it into three 18x18 pieces.  That way I can make two pillows.  One will have my fabric on both sides, and one will have a coordinating fabric on the back.

For the coordinating fabric, I like to pick something really fun.  The velvet leopard is going to go really well with this black and metallic cotton print.  The cording will also be in the black/metallic print.  Won't this be fun?

The velvet giraff is going to be backed with some fabulous gold metallic.  I will do the cording on one pillow in the giraff fabric and one will have the cording in metallic.  How fun is that going to be?

Ok, now I am off to go buy a couple of zippers and some cording.  Can't wait to get these all sewn up.

So how do you feel about animal prints. - you in or are you out?

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  1. You do a beautiful job with your sewing! Can't wait to see the finished product.

  2. Stunning! You never cease to amaze me. I've never met someone who has so many skills, across so many platforms. Everything you do, you excell at! Plus you're gorgeous and nice. Wow!

  3. Your pillows are going to be wonderful. I love animal print.

  4. Your animal print pillows are going to me wonderful.

  5. Thiese will be fab. I'm impressed you're going to take the time to cord them. They will look so much more high end if you do. Can't wait to see them on your sofa!

  6. Love all the fabric Marty. The pillows will be stunning and a very good choice.
    It is so hard to find a good handy man, carpenter or installer, you are very lucky and reasonable. How great is that! I would wait also.
    Have a great week Marty.

  7. Hi Marty! Oh your pillows will be beautiful! I'd wait too for the good installer of your new floors! Can't wait to see it all.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Love the animal prints! I recently made a no-sew animal print pillow and love adding splashes of it in my décor too. I can't wait to see your LR makeover.

  9. I love your mood board and unlike other animal print pattern designs, yours is not too busy because of the subtle colors you chose!

  10. I love animal prints and I'm really into the gold accents right now. Love it!

  11. I love your moodboard - so soothing and elegant, and like you, I adore a touch of animal print - the pillows are perfect!!

  12. I always can't get enough of animal print in everything; I think it's very chick!
    Your pillow fabrics are gorgeous. You're making me want to add some more animal print pillows to my den's yellow couches too! I'd love me some zebra this time, lol!
    Have a great week, Marty.

  13. Marty, I love your design board and I think the animal print pillow fabrics are gorgeous. I can't wait to see the hardwood floors! Have a great week.


  14. Love your fabrics Marty! The combinations are perfect, can't wait to see them all in place! Hope your fella calls and can start sooner...I know what it's like to wait, and fun! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  15. Your pillows are going to look so pretty when done, Marty. I am a tiny bit of animal print person. I have had it in my home on the top of a footstool or one pillow thrown into the mix before.

  16. LOVE these fabrics Marty...can't wait to see it all done!!

  17. I for am still loving the animal prints. Nothing too wild. Can't wait to see your finished pillows. And...thanks for reminding me to pull out my fall animal pillows. We are getting a nip in the air in Kentucky.

  18. I love this combination! I pretty much love anything animal print. I wish I could sew but, that's not one of my god given talents!

  19. Love the animal fabrics. Look at you creating an inspiration board. I still haven't figured that out.

  20. Can't wait to see how it all comes together!

  21. This looks fabulous! Pinned. We couldn't think of anyone better to party with! Thank you for stopping by. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls