Spring Accessory Tease

The Accessory Tease

Cherry Trees and pollen = SPRING

Cherry Trees and pollen = SPRING

Its finally SPRING, and thoughts of renewal, rebirth and redecorating are freely floating like the tree pollen in the air and on all outdoor surfaces.

Frankly, I’m chomping at the proverbial bit to do something to spruce up my nest.

One of the easiest ways to change your room’s decor, mentioned and promulgated by virtually every shelter magazine and decor blog is new pillows or pillow covers.

I AGREE.

And that’s just what I’m about to do.

The Backstory

Me in my Leopard Print Jumper

Me, in my first leopard print jumper with my cousin Cathy and Santa. Age 5

You may not know this, but my favorite print in the whole wide world is…

Leopard.

Its classic, timeless and I’ve been in love, love, LOVE with it since my aunt made my very first leopard print jumper for me when I was 5 years old.

From that moment forward, I was hooked.

Since then I’ve had countless pairs of leopard print shoes (flats, kitten heels and high heels) sweaters, shirts, gloves, ottomans and now…

 

Two of these babies will take up residence in my living room, from Arianna Belle on Etsy.

Accessory Tease #1 - velvet leopard pillow from Arianna Belle

Velvet leopard pillow from Arianna Belle

They’ll add just the right amount of pattern, tension and jazz to my beige linen French Bergere chairs.

To dress up my vintage rattan sofa, I’m totally stealing an idea from Pam at Simple Details.

This is the pillow Pam made, isn’t it GORGEOUS?

Raspberry Ikat pillow with pom pom fringe

The idea I’m stealing from Simple Details blog

This is the Raspberry Ikat pillow I purchased from another of my favorite merchants on Etsy, Annislee.

Accessory Teas #2 - My Raspberry Ikat Pillow

My Raspberry Ikat Pillow

I’ll add some pom pom fringe to get a look similar to Pam’s.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I sincerely hope Pam is flattered.

Once all the pillows have arrived and placed in their new homes, I’ll share the reveal with you. These are the accessories, showing you later, that’s the tease – and a promise.

P.S. There is no compensation for plugging Annislee and Arianna Belle, they are not sponsors.

However, I really like their work, they’re easy to do business with and are good people.

Check ’em out.

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  • Julienne 16 May 2014, 6:45 PM

    Thanks for finally talking about >Spring Accessory Tease – design Gumbo <Loved it!

  • Carollynn 5 May 2014, 9:15 AM

    Thanks Myrta for your kind words.