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July 22, 2011 / clinerose

These pillows confuse me.

I have always appreciated the “lived in” look and when clients ask for rooms to feel “thrown together” and not so “decorated”, I happily oblige. I get it. I am against “red velvet rope” decorating, too. Having said that, can someone tell me what is going on with the pillows on the cover of this months Veranda?

Veranda July/August issue

I know the “karate chop” is out but is this the next big thing for displaying pillows? Now, remember, this is on the COVER of VERANDA magazine so this was not just some crazy mistake. What is happening here?

So you don’t think I’m totally anti, I do think the lavender/pink and yellow color scheme is gorgeous and I really love the fact that there is no artwork above the sofa. Those are two details that support the effortless and “lived in” look in a good way. But the pillows? Yikes. What do you think?

I certainly like “quotes” today.

Photo credit: Veranda



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  1. diane / Jul 22 2011 11:52 AM

    Hmmmm….not really sure. It looks like someone was sitting there resting their head but that is a pretty high sofa back so an extra pillow is not necessary. Maybe it is to protect the sofa fabric from people’s heads since the sofa back is high but then that would not be a very friendly and inviting living room, would it? I still prefer a squooshy pillow with a little karate chop in it so I guess I am not a voice of authority on trends.

  2. Jessica / Jul 22 2011 12:34 PM

    Really odd! and I LOVE veranda!

  3. Jessica cooley / Jul 22 2011 1:30 PM

    I don’t get it…totally agree!

  4. Sarah / Jul 22 2011 2:55 PM

    You know I “love” that little Friends clip, Jo. Made me LOL, thank you 🙂

  5. clinerose / Jul 22 2011 3:03 PM

    That one was for you, Sar! I couldn’t figure out how to link to Ross’ ka-raa-tay clip but I thought about it 🙂

    Thanks for all the comments, guys 🙂 I’m glad you all agree!

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