Thursday, 23 September 2010

Serious Undercushioning




Finding the time to work out a few little things I need for home has proven to be a bit hard lately with a baby in the house and a busy shop to juggle.

If my friend Faux Fuchsia could see my very undercushioned sofas right now she would be in shock as undercushioning {her very own term for not enough cushions} in her world as well as mine is a big NO NO. Actually, I think many of you would be in shock. So, late this afternoon I spent a few little minutes with myself and my collection of fabrics in our stock fabric room at Black & Spiro. I found a few old pieces of fabric I have been saving for a rainy day and let me tell you my rainy day has come. So I whipped them out and packaged them up and off to the workroom they will go tomorrow.

I can't wait to get some fresh cushions in the house. It really is amazing what a few new cushions can make to a room!! How's your cushion situation at the moment?

31 comments:

Third Avenue Style said...

stunning fabrics - I can hardly believe that you are so restrained when it comes to raiding the stock room - I would be constantly helping myself. Having said that when i had my own boutique the thought of shopping or trying on clothes was deplorable. Enjoy your cushioning....

Katie

GeorgyG design said...

I love cushions too, a quick and easy way to give a room a refresh. Unfortunately my cushion situtation isn't great at the moment. Mainly because I am packing up to renovate but even before this my two kids keep throwing them around so they don't last long on the sofa. I like the fabrics you have picked, great for Spring. Hope bubs is going well and you are getting some rest.

Elements said...

My bedroom is in desperate need of some cushions before a photo shoot next friday but alas the live in financial advisor has stamped his foot loudly and protested that we need to spend this weeks funds on some plants for the external shots.
Looks like I will be moving cushions from one room to another....I love that second fabric Anna its stunning.

Anchor Cottage said...

Is it the time of year for new cushions on your sofa? Check out my 9-18-10 blog to see the pillows I just made for my sofa! Freshens the look of the room everytime:)

Love your choice of fabric.

Mary Ann @ Anchor Cottage

the gardeners cottage said...

my cushioning state has reached tragic proportions. i need an aussie fix stat. when are you 2 coming to visit me?

Georgia said...

I have one sofa with no cushions. It looks completely disgusting. I still have not gotten round to getting a colour scheme worked out so I can get cushions.


xx

RYLO said...

Anna, my lounge has been very undercushioned for too long... I think I am going to do the same! Thanks for the reminder! xx Lauren

Sarah said...

Both of these fabrics are gorgeous - I especially love the first one. I've been in the process or re-cushioning my bed for a few months but I can't seem to pull the trigger and pick my fabrics!

My Notting Hill said...

Right now I actually have just the pillow inserts on one of my couches! How bad it that...your post has given me a nudge to do something about it.

FairyFiligree said...

RAvishing colours - great choice....

Rebecca said...

I think a few throw pillows can make all the difference in the world! I made a couple myself last week and I love what they did for our living room! They are gray zebra striped. Love em.

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Can't wait to see how yours turn out!

Vintage Home said...

..just bought some Ikat and am going to make cushions for the couch...to stop the undercushioning virus!

Carolina Elizabeth said...

The second fabric brings back memories of fighting over the remote control with my siblings. We did always agree on the Golden Girls, though. We had couch in a very similar fabric and design. I loved that couch so. My dad hated it.

rowena said...

beautiful fabric you used.
I just finished a crochet cushion.
I like to have a lot of cushions in the living room but also in my bedroom. It's always handy when some one isn't listing.

Mrs. Sutton said...

I can NEVER have too many cushions! (Does that make me never knowingly undercushioned?)They are one of the easiest and most cost effective ways of trying a new interior style - love them! Your fabrics are gorgeous too - can't wait to see the end result. xx

Not Perfect But Nice said...

Oh yes I do agree and with such beautiful fabrics you just can't go wrong. Looking forward to seeing the in situ!

Karena said...

Anna, I adore changing out the cushions to freshen up the decor. Do show us more!!

Karena
Art by Karena

Where My Heart Is said...

Well I definitely have a case of undercushioning at the moment! However I am super excited about the spaces you are currently working on for me, involving 22 new cushions! What a great injection of colour and pattern I am going to have. I can hardly wait. I don't think I'll ever suffer from undercushioning again :)

White French said...

Anna my sofas are in the same state because of renovations soooo
you have inspired me to take action
just love those fabrics and colourway.

Beach Vintage said...

Anna, I really love these fabrics, especially the first one. I have a zillion cushions over flowing everywhere but I still need more!

Erin said...

Will I be made to serve time if I tell you I have none...?
I have some cut out to make just haven't found the time yet-this weekend I think it is sewing time!!!

Faux Fuchsia said...

Anna! Usually I'd say that Undercushioning is the Devil's Work, but don't worry- your situation is a temporary one and I know soon it will pass!

Meanwhile I think you need to get your mitts on the latest Diggers catalogue- purple flowering plants as far as the eye can see.

Have a lovely weekend x

Treadgold said...

A very timely post for me. I am off tomorrow to hunt through some gorgeous Florence Broadhurst fabrics here at Sydney's Signature Prints, to make some cushions. Might be gone for a little while...

ani's house said...

Love those fabrics especially the first one. Ca't wait to see the finished product.

GirlFriday said...

My couches are seriously undercushioned. The couches are large and beige. Between them they have three cushions, 2 lovely white ones with embroidered fern print and one large rust coloured ruffley thingy. They're not meant to be together. But the two fern ones look sad and lonely.

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Karen said...

Hi Anna
My cushion situation is serious I'm trying to find something to help finish my family room off.I really need to widen the search
Kind Regards
Karen

Betsy B said...

My cushion situation is dire. So bad that even my husband, who hates cushions, agrees!
I would love to have you make cushions up for me but the Melbourne- Queensland distance is a bit of a challenge!

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Ness Lockyer said...

Can you ever have enough cushions??? I have loads, but need some more for the sofas right now as five on each seems not enough.
Looking forward to seeing some shots of your house Anna.
Ness xx

rachel said...

omg my aunt had a sofa made of that fabic in 1978! love it!