Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Toss Cushion Test

A couple weeks ago I was the lucky winner of an All Modern giveaway, courtesy of Kristi from Life at the Chateau Whitman.  Thanks to All Modern for the opportunity and Kristi for randomly picking me!  I could have anything I wanted up to $45, so I chose the Zinnia pillow in brown, and check out this cutie:

This pillow is very well made, stylish, and the insert it came with is actual down feathers...it is cushy, smushy goodness.  Plus, I can use it in my bedroom, guest room, dining room (well, if I wanted a big throw pillow on a dining chair) or living room.  I guess that means I passed Maria Killam's Toss Cushion Test on her fabulous blog that I scour daily, Colour Me Happy.  I also could use the other pillows on my couch in the connected dining room with no problem.  Do you use similar color palettes throughout your connected rooms?  Would you pass the 'Toss Cushion 'test in your home?      

19 comments:

Lavender and Lilies said...

OMG I won one at Small & Chic in C'ville and I got the Zinnia pillow in black! Great minds think alike!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I love that pillow - it goes so well with that rug!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I love that pillow - it goes so well with that rug!

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Love your pillow choice! Our couch (finally!) arrives this weekend and I must get on with the pillow search :)

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Great choice, the pillow looks fab on your couch! I think most of my pillows could pass The Test.

Keeley said...

I like your choice. The colors in that room make me happy... I'll have to remember that as we work on our guest room later this year.

Maria Killam said...

OMG I love the orange and turquoise on that sofa!! And thanks so much for the mention :)
xo
Maria

Anonymous said...

Amazing color scheme! love the pillow! Where is your rug from again Sara?

Mrs. Chic said...

Love the pillow! I do use simular colors in my house....

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Anon - the rug is discontinued from Pottery Barn, there are still some on ebay I believe!

Meg said...

This post couldn't come at a more perfect time. First off, I'm trying to find the perfect pillows for our couch and second of all, because my husband and I have been discussing home colors. We were saying how bad it is when you walk into the rooms in a house and go, "oh, that's green" and "oh, that's red," and "oh, that's blue." Instead of the house flowing, the colors segregate the rooms. We're paranoid that our house feels that way, so I will definitely be doing the test!

What are the best resources for pillows? I love fun patterns and so far have been searching HomeGoods, Target and Overstock. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

Sara, it's "palettes". Love, love LOVE your blog, but hate typos! :o)

Kristi W @ Life at the Chateau Whitman said...

Yay, it looks great!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Well, you caught me typing too fast for my brain, anonymous! I can't believe I didn't notice that. I will get that corrected right away because I hate typos, too!

Meg - when I want them cheap, I hit up TJ Maxx, Homegoods, and I've had good luck finding solid pillows at Burlington Coat Factory. When I want the perfect one and don't mind paying more, I will scour Etsy, Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, West Elm and of course All Modern! tonicliving.com also has outrageous patterns in ready-made pillows. I love that site!

Ashley said...

I love, love that lamp beside your couch. Where did you find it?

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Love the pillow! And I had never heard of the "throw pillow test" but it is brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Ashley, the lamp is from Pier 1 but it hasn't been available in our store for quite a while.

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