Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Green, Green and more Green

It seems we've done a complete bed overhaul. It started with our new duvet and duvet cover, we added our organic cotton sheets from Target, next came our natural latex mattress topper and now our new green pillows.
 We're BED people (see definition below):
Bed People: The type of people who like to hang out in bed watching movies, reading books and surfing the Internet. 

It's true we do like to hang out in bed, I blame best selling novels and netflix!

With our newly remodeled bed we've been spending even more time snuggled in. I chose to make three pillows for the back of the bed because leaning up against a metal bed frame isn't the most comfortable thing in the world, I'd imagine it was something similar to leaning up against Kate Moss. ;)
I'm so happy with the way that our new pillows turned out. I love that the color green is the exact color found in our duvet.
I love the way that the feather pillow inserts fluff up!

I especially love the contrast of the white piping around the pillows against the green. Although I didn't love sewing the piping on (tutorial to come).
There was also a happy accident that happened on the back. Using my trusty Envelope Pillow cover technique, I started cutting the fabric for the pillows. I accidentally (aka. Terrible Measuring and Mathematical skills) cut one of the back pieces way to small. I remedied this by sewing on a piece of white fabric to make the back piece longer. The little pop of white on the back is one of my favorite parts of the pillows!

I hope you love 'em as much as we do!
I'm working on a how to post for next week. Sewing the piping on the first pillow was a bit difficult due to my lack of sewing skills. But the second pillow was easier and by the time I made it to the third pillow I had worked all the kinks out and was able to whip it up in 5 minutes flat! I'll share my tips and tricks with you in the how to post!
Lots of Love !

21 comments:

  1. It looks so inviting and cozy! I can see why you'd want to curl up there with a good book. Loving the bright green colour and the dill weed details in the duvet, especially with the high contrast of the picture frames and bed frame.

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  2. It looks beautiful - so cozy and inviting!

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  3. really looking forward to the tutorial - i am a mess at sewing on trim and piping!

    your bed and room look great and it's all coming together really well!

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  4. It looks great Ashli! Green and white are so pretty together. I have GOT to learn to sew!!

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  5. I love the new pillows! The subtle polka dot pattern is too cute! Where do you buy your feather pillow forms at?

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    1. Thanks Michelle,
      We always buy our feather throw pillows from Ikea! They're super cheap and they hold up well! I believe these feather inserts were $10 each!
      Hope that helps
      Ashli

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  6. Love it! It's so fresh and summery! We are bed people too, sometimes at a detriment to our housework :)

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  7. I love the pillows (colour,and fabric)
    One day i hope i can use the sewing machine like you,
    Your room is looking so cosy
    xoxo
    Lulu

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  8. Ooooh your bedroom is looking sooo amazing! I love it! I can't wait until we finish our attic renovations and can finally create a cozy bedroom for ourselves!

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  9. PS Do you happen to remember where you got your bedframe from??

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    1. Definitely,
      The bed frame is from Ikea, it's their Lillesand bed frame and it's super inexpensive at $199 for a Queen. We were able to find our King on craigslist for $90. :) It's super sturdy and has held up to Lee's 250 lbs really well!!
      Here's the link:
      http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S89849971/
      Hope that helps!
      Ashli

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  10. 'Twas a heat migraine that laid me low, but your posts cheered me right up! keep up the goodness. them greens look perfect, and impeccable as always, Ashli.

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  11. OOOh looks great! I am setting up my new Lillesand bed tonight and I'm betting I will need similar pillows too!

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  12. oh I love your room...did you say you have GREEN sleeping pillows?...let me know if I go that wrong or if you meant your Ikea ones???...
    We have an antique iron bed and we have 5 pillows each when we surf read eat & watch tv in bed!...so cozy!

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  13. I love those pillows. And the whole room as well. That reminds me, I need to get some pillows for my bed as well. I suck at sewing and my sewing machine is a little one (I can't put thick fabrics on it or it won't work) but I will try to follow your tutorial and do at least one pillow sham

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  14. Looks so nice and love that you are going as green as possible. Awesome job on the piping! I am venturing into that territory with my sewing and can't wait for your tutorial.
    Question about your sheets: I went to order the very same ones and there were very mixed reviews! Some said they were great, others that the piled! We MUST get new sheets and really would love to get your opinion on those! Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi Ami,
      I LOVE the sheets, this is our 3rd set we've bought! They're in our Master bedroom, and in our guest room! I haven't found that they've pilled . . . maybe a bit in the middle but not much. And after a good wash with a touch of vinegar for fabric softener, and they're great!!! We're are really happy with them. As long as they are available we'll buy them!
      Hope that helps
      Ashli

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  15. The pillows look so cute and comfy. Can't wait to see the tutorial!

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  16. Love the pillows!! You always find the best fabric.

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