Ikat Pillows with Leopard Rug
cdavis1009
May 16, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Would ikat pillows look good with a leopard rug? If so, what color? I have a Pottery Barn sectional in light wheat and a brown leather chair. My walls are painted SW "Urban Putty". I am not afraid of color.
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dinabea
Diana Vreeland always said leopard is a neutral. So yes. Plus leopard and ikat both have a exotic vibe. Go for it. And post a photo!
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If you are to go for it, you have to go bolder in your room: see how the shots of colour tie the prints together?
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Yes, it will work. Consider turning the coffee table the other way and restuffing the sectional pillows.
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I keep seeing this term "destuff." What do you mean?
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I am sorry, I meant to type "restuff". They would have to be opened to see what is inside. It could be as simple as wrapping the pillow form in batting/ adding down, polyfill, etc.
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Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
Totally agree with CDR Design (except for de-stuffing!)...
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Rebecca, I am going to blame the "de" on auto-correct", not my typing skills! LOL

It would be helpful to see more photos of the room. The sectional seems to be blocking the entrance. It is okay to have the back of the sectional to the entrance, but it seems really close!
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Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
I think you're onto a new design concept! After all, there are probably overstuffed cushions out there that need "de-stuffing" ;)
Or you can destuff a turkey so it doesn't explode in the oven lol.
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cdavis1009
I will look for some blue ikat pillows and post pictures of the one I like. What is the best way to restuff couch cushions?
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It depends. I am hoping there is a zipper on the cushion. If so, can you open it and tell us what is inside?

There is likely another inside pillow and I am hoping that also has a zipper. You can refill that with whatever is inside,,,,,,,down or poly. In addition, you can wrap the entire pillow in sheet batting.
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Could you please post other views. Coffee table looks cramped and I think the introduction of perhaps yellow pillows may help to add some vibrancy. All the best

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cdavis1009
Additional view of rooms
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Hi. Your furniture is off a little, but we can change that.

1) Look at the top left photo of the last 4 you posted.
2) Move brown back and angled to the left side of fireplace
3) Move rug so that it is centered on the window (it might already be)
4) Move sectional to the left so that the middle pillow is centered on the middle window
5) Ideally, sectional should be centered on tv also
6) Move taller end table to end of sectional along window/shorter to other end
7) Is art leaning on fp? it should be hung.
8)art to right of built-in competes with fp art. I would take that down.
9) plants above built-ins look looming. would suggest some simple vases there. Aslo consider painting it an alternate color and put nothing there.
10) Floor lamp----do you need it? Can it go in the corner. Sort of a visual obstacle when you walk in.
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Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
Now that you've posted other views of your room, it reminds me of a family room update we just did. Here it is in case it gives you some other ideas. Not sure if it's been suggested, but a round mirror over the fireplace would look great in your space. And think about re-organizing your built-in shelves with single objects for more of a gallery look. Good luck from Montreal!
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cdavis1009
I still can't figure out what pillows I should do. Any suggestions would be great.


I am thinking about buying the attached mirror to put above the fire place, I have never really the painting.
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HI. You have a lot of lines on your walls: shutters, niche, lines in the glass built-ins, fireplace. I wouldn't add any more with the mirror.

I agree the art is not adding anything. I would find a piece of art you love for the fireplace. I would remove the art from the right side of the built-ins. Consider drywalling in the niche.

Pillows can be chosen after art is selected.

Is there another built-in on the left side of the fireplace?
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