Front Door Files: Bespoke Butterfly and Boxed Edged Pillows


Here at Front Door we live by the mantra that “design is in the details” and that sometimes the details are what actually make the design. Take for instance this custom designed set of pillows pictured below. For this specific space the client had a room with all existing upholstery and window treatments that they wanted to keep in place but update and freshen up ever so slightly. The quickest and easiest way to do this is oftentimes in throw pillows as they are not a huge investment and are easily removable whenever styles or seasons change. This room featured traditional buffalo check plaids in a combination of berry, ivory, and mint green tones with a coordinating mint green small scale check sofa. In order to add some contrast and brightness to the soft and somewhat muted color scheme a crisp and textural ivory was selected and for a fun, modern, custom, and unexpected pop the berry tones were accented with textural fringe and layered tape trim to create one-of-a-kind boxed edges that offer a peek-a-boo effect as you approach the sofa from differing angles. One last thing to note about these beauties- the fabric and both trims are all indoor/outdoor. That’s right this room is a sun room and these gloriously gorgeous textiles are outdoor appropriate- is your mind blown yet? Wait, there is more…

In another space for this customer a small accent chair in a bedroom needed a fun pop and the client had leftover fabrics and trims from other items custom made for the space she wanted to re-purpose. So, what did our design team do? We came up with a bespoke applique pillow design featuring layers of cut out butterflies from the print used in the bedding as well as a custom monogram font of the client’s last name. The custom design and layout, the fringed edges of the applique, the repetition of the other bedroom fabrics scheme in this distinctive way is truly a work of art.

Through the lens of the creative eye here at Front Door a simply ivory or grey solid pillow with trim becomes an avant garde accessory that truly rounds out and defines the aesthetics of these two spaces. Don’t limit yourself in the design process- stop by today and meet with a member of our talented design staff and let us dream big and dream out of the box for your next project!
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