I have a lovely client who just remodeled her kitchen. The new design included marbleized granite countertops, sea-green glass subway tile, rich espresso cabinetry, and a banquette seating area.
Here is her new banquette area. I love how the antique bench was used in this design:
I helped her select a lovely gray-green paint color; we then paired a khaki embroidered geometric linen fabric from Kravet for the Roman shades, and a gray chenille diamond texture for the bench seat cushion. After completing her window treatments and cushion, we needed one final accessory: throw pillows. With the left-over fabric scraps and some trim I was able to piece together some fun pillow designs to bring the space together.
Three of the pillows. The rear pillow with the circle fabric is the fabric from the window treatments:
A close-up of the beaded trim used on the bottom edge of the Roman shades, and the pillow:
Take a closer look at the design on her light fixture over the table :
I found the perfect trim to play off the design on the light for one of the accent pillows:
I decided to use the cranberry color to pick up some of that same color that was running through her granite countertops. Just that little pop of color made the difference between a “flat” room, and one with a “wow” factor:
This is one of the pillows for the antique bench. To keep the pillows from sliding off the oak onto the floor, I added decorative ties to the side so she can attach the pillows to the back of the bench seat:
And of course a center button in keeping with the circular motif:
So the lesson here: don’t forget the pillows, it’s the final touch that makes it all come together!