Tush to Cush(ion) …..

Do you ever start to see connections where none previously existed?  No, I am not talking conspiracy theory ….. but being struck by the similarities between disparate things.  For example, I have been on the hunt for a pair of printed pants to wear on vacation.  Odd thing to want for vacation, but I am not necessarily the “normal” kinda guy.  In any case, I have been eyeing a pair of Zara print pants but noticed that they print reminds me of a pair of pillows I currently have in my online shop ……

Ethnic Print

I love making a strong print the focal point of an outfit or a room.  These Tiko Black Pillows would be great on a Belgian linen sofa in flax or soft white.

After noticing that first pairing, I dug a little deeper and found this great pair of geometric capri pants that reminded me of Karoo Pillow…..

Lacy Love

Both patterns remind me of a lace overlay – one being modern and the other more traditional.  But either way, the crisp combo of black and white is the perfect place to drop in a fun color like they did with the model’s mint shoe.  I would use a pair Karoo as part of a bedding scheme.  Mixed in with a long bolster in a pastel color with white bedding, it would be a show stopper!

Ikat Inspiration

Of course, I couldn’t leave out one of my favorite prints, ikat!  I know some may be tired of the print, but honestly, ikat is my paisley or stripe.  It is the perfect way to inject some color and life into a space in a sophisticated yet fun way.  Fortunately, most ikats have a variety of colors in their pattern, so it’s always easy to pull coordinating colors for a design concept.  As I said, I think ikat is a “formal pattern” so I tend to use the Ikat Print Pillow in a masculine but luxe setting — think cerused oak and grey walls.

Funny how searching for pants can lead you down such a weird and awesome road just proving how intertwined fashion and home decor has become!  Okay, have a fantastic weekend and be safe!

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