Pillow Talk

The office is progressing. I finished up filling, sanding, and repainting the trim last night. We still have to seal the grout and want to give the ceiling one last coat of paint (more on that soon), but in the meantime I’ve turned my attention to the fun part of the reno: decorating.

I’m not going to lie: decorating scares the flibberty-gibbets out of me (So much so that I have yet to accessorize our master bedroom more than a year after doing the update). That being said, I’m trying to conquer my fear with the office.

So I’m starting small,Β  with a pillow. Yes, only one pillow – and probably a small one at that. Baby steps, guys, baby steps. About a year ago Kevin found this fabulous slipper chair on clearance at Target. It’s lived on our office ever since.

Target Slipper Chair

We’re continuing the gray and navy from the living room into the office, but adding a gorgeous tealy-aqua as an accent. We were inspired by these lampshades that we fell in love with (and bought) at Homegoods. In real life, they read a little more aqua and a little less green.

Homegoods Aqua

I’ve found two fabrics that I love. I only need about half a yard for such a small pillow, but I just can’t seem to make up my mind on which I love most. Click on the fabrics to go to their fabric.com page.

Spa Ikat Aqua Himalaya Ikat Navy Aqua

I love the navy ikat, but find myself thinking the top aqua would look best on the dark gray slipper chair.Β  Which do you prefer?


  1. mom says:

    Make it two sided Jess…..that way u can flip it over and enjoy both fabrics….if u have to pick one, my vote is the Ikat…….LOVE IT!!!!

  2. Jenn says:

    Those are both fantastic fabrics! The double sided pillow is a great idea, or even just making two pillows and you can swap them out every so often.

    Either one will look great on that chair!

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