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Living in a Nutshell by Janet Lee

LIVING IN A NUTSHELL
Posh and Portable Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces
By Janet Lee Photography by Aimée Herring
Harper Design, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
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http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Living-Nutshell-Janet-Lee/?isbn=978

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April 22, 2012
Anne_Marie Dailey wrote:
Where can I find this fabric? I love it!
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gwenjune
I believe this is a Thomas Paul print
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Elza B. Design, Inc.
Agreed, has Thomas Paul signature all over it. Another option could be Dwell Studio. Good luck!
   April 22, 2012 at 1:28PM
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Vanessa Brunner added this to Book to Know: 'Living in a Nutshell'
DIY pillows: Decorative pillows can make or break a living room or bedroom, but purchasing nice ones can get expensive. Instead of scouring the Internet for cheap pillows, try making a few of your own. Lee suggests looking for a set of linen placemats from a home collection you love. Placemat dimensions are about the same as a decorative pillow, so no measuring or cutting is required. Look for placemats with a fabric backing, give two of them a quick whir together under your sewing machine and fill with a pillow insert.
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Project: Placemat pillowsDifficulty: Moderate (sewing machine required)Estimated time: Several hoursLiving in a Nutshell by Janet Lee covers creative and budget-friendly projects for small spaces. Here's a genius tip from the book: Sew designer placemats together and fill with stuffing to create a pillow. Read the Houzz coverage of Living in a Nutshell for more ideas.

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Lee suggests looking for a set of linen placemats from a home collection you love. Placemat dimensions are about the same as a decorative pillow, so no measuring or cutting is required. Look for placemats with a fabric backing, give two of them a quick whir together under your sewing machine and fill with a pillow insert.
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DIY pillows: Decorative pillows can make or break a living room or bedroom, but purchasing nice ones can get expensive. Instead of scouring the Internet for cheap pillows, try making a few of your own. Lee suggests looking for a set of linen placemats from a home collection you love. Placemat dimensions are about the same as a decorative pillow, so no measuring or cutting is required. Look for placemats with a fabric backing, give two of them a quick whir together under your sewing machine and fill with a pillow insert.
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DIY pillows: Decorative pillows can make or break a living room or bedroom, but purchasing nice ones can get expensive. Instead of scouring the Internet for cheap pillows, try making a few of your own. Lee suggests looking for a set of linen placemats from a home collection you love. Placemat dimensions are about the same as a decorative pillow, so no measuring or cutting is required. Look for placemats with a fabric backing, give two of them a quick whir together under your sewing machine and fill with a pillow insert.
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Project: Placemat pillows Difficulty: Moderate (sewing machine required) Estimated time: Several hours Living in a Nutshell by Janet Lee covers creative and budget-friendly projects for small spaces. Here's a genius tip from the book: Sew designer placemats together and fill with stuffing to create a pillow. Read the Houzz coverage of Living in a Nutshell for more ideas.
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DIY pillows: Decorative pillows can make or break a living room or bedroom, but purchasing nice ones can get expensive. Instead of scouring the Internet for cheap pillows, try making a few of your own. Lee suggests looking for a set of linen placemats from a home collection you love. Placemat dimensions are about the same as a decorative pillow, so no measuring or cutting is required. Look for placemats with a fabric backing, give two of them a quick whir together under your sewing machine and fill with a pillow insert.
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DIY pillows: Decorative pillows can make or break a living room or bedroom, but purchasing nice ones can get expensive. Instead of scouring the Internet for cheap pillows, try making a few of your own. Lee suggests looking for a set of linen placemats from a home collection you love. Placemat dimensions are about the same as a decorative pillow, so no measuring or cutting is required. Look for placemats with a fabric backing, give two of them a quick whir together under your sewing machine and fill with a pillow insert.
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