Throwing it together….

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Studio Source MV is brought to you by Breese Architects and Interiors Studio Martha’s Vineyard.

So you’re  sitting in your living room  thinking it needs a little something….an update or maybe some freshening. Well the easiest and most affordable way to add texture and interest to a room is with throw pillows. We love how throw pillows can tie colors together and  add that extra detail that really makes a space feel complete..but..there is such a thing as too many throw pillows. With all the great designs and beautiful fabrics it’s tempting to buy every one that you like but retrain yourself. If  before cozying up on the couch to watch a movie, you have to spend five minutes taking all the extra pillows off  then you have way too many! The golden rule less is more also applies to finishing touches in a space. You want the details to make a room feel complete not overwhelm it.  Throw pillows are just accents, not a feature. Let them help to bring the overall scheme together and add interest like they were meant to do!

To show you what we’re talking about we took a chair in our studio and did a before and after. The chair was simple and lovely before and we knew that two pillows would have been too many for this chair. So we covered the back cushion with a beautiful knitted eurosham giving it the look of a throw pillow without taking up all of the real estate. Then we added a textured pleated linen throw pillow. It’s the perfect combination of colors, textures and scale.

We are also showing some great examples of other throw pillows done right!

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