The first pillow cover that we're working into our family room arrived over the weekend. It's gorgeous. It's thick and soft and well constructed.
Number 2, second from the right. The one I ended up getting is from the same Etsy shop, Whitlock & Co., but instead of a lumbar pillow, we decided to go for a larger square size that would complement our huge couch a little better.
As far as other textiles and colors go in the room, we are creating a very neutral, soothing backdrop. Perfect for layering in pops of color, but still keeping things cozy in a way that a relaxing family/tv room should. Here's what we have decided on so far:
2. Although our mood board featured a taupe sofa (the Lounge from Crate and Barrel), we ended up going with a light gray microfiber. I think I let Chris ultimately choose the color and textile for the sofa. He let me have the carpet I wanted and he got to pick the sofa upholstery. It'll be soft in every definition of the word. See?:
3. I wanted to pull some warmth in with the carpet tones. I fell in love with Greta's carpet last year, so we are going with the same design (Martha Stewart Winterthur), but I went pretty dark for the same reasons we went darker with the paint color. Brook Trout, definitely brown, but it is a grayish brown compared to other samples won and will be installed on Thursday. We'll give you all the details on the carpet pad we chose and final pics once it is in.
Those are the textiles we have in order right now. What do you think? Grim city? A little dull? Keep in mind we wanted to keep a lot of the major elements of the room neutral so that we could easily change accent colors down the road if we feel like it. Are you feelin' it?
P.S. Whitlock & Co. is offering our readers 15% anything in the shop for a solid week. Use the code CHRISJULIA15. I may have to get myself a few more pillow covers. Loving this and this.