and creativity. The basic tones in the space are neutrals with varied designs and textures. Our featured pillow for this month is Abstract Delight with its hand painted textured silk design on one side along with an alternate soft woven silk using the same color tones with trims and details on the second side.
The hand painted side of the pillow is a perfect addition to the settee in this hall space. The abstract designs in the settee fabric and wall art mimic those in Abstract Delight. The wall covering is designed with soft neutral geometrical patterns.
All the elements in the space are in neutral and varied tones creating an invitation for additional colors to be introduced. There is one wall picture in green along with the vase on the small table next to the settee. And red is introduced with a small pillow and area rug. Look closely at the rug to see an amber/terra cotta color woven into the design…a color also found in Abstract Delight.
When designing a room many of us get caught up with needing the colors to match perfectly. More interest, however, is created when the tones work together but are not perfectly matched. It allows for a wider color range if other accessories are brought into the room. In this case another pillow could include red, terra cotta/amber and neutral tones…the rectangular pillow as shown in the photo would also work well in the grouping. The small red pillow could relocate to another space.
Relax, don’t be too strict with color and design, have a little fun and let your wonderful design fantasies take you to a new makeover. Remember, love is in the details.
The use of screens as dividers are a wonderful, creative and aesthetic way of dividing a space into smaller useable areas or covering unwanted/unattractive architectural elements in a home or apartment unit. Many think using screens or a type of divider in a small space will make the area feel claustrophobic, however in reality the space seems warmer and more cohesive.
It is always difficult to review a magazine photograph and make evaluations based only on that one photograph, however since that is what we must work with we will begin there. Let’s evaluate as many elements of the photograph as we can.
It seems as if this is an architecturally standard style of condominium in any of our large cities. At the ceiling area behind the screen, you will see a column which is part of the building itself. It seems this and perhaps other unattractive building elements want to be hidden by the owner. A screen is the perfect solution.
The fabric on the screen is a stripe and when cut and sewn creates a pattern resembling a diamond look.
Based on the design of the fireplace area, the space, is transitional/traditional. The paint color on the mantle and legs might have been a warmer beige as found in the background of the screen fabric. The fireplace tile surround might have been more interesting with a small ethnic strip of tile inserted.
Oh, so many! Kitchens take bold wall patterns and bright appliances. All shades of pink/red/magenta are new. Remember Funny Face a 1950’s movie with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn who told us all to “Think Pink.”
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About the Artist: Paula Albinson
My home is my sanctuary and every time I rearrange a room or buy a new accessory, especially pillows, the room takes on a new look and a new personality. I have combined my love of design, exquisite designer fabrics and trims creating a truly one of a kind, handmade pieces of pillow art at Pillow Galleria.