Thursday, 16 June 2011

Contrasts: Embroidery and Tufting, Black and White

I doubt there's a room out there that can't do with a dose of black and white.  In this post, I talked about how nearly every other room that Domino - God rest it's soul - featured, contained some dose of this magical monochrome wonder.  So I figured my living room - whilst having small doses of it, could do with a dollop of contrasty action.

I purchased these rather fabulous cushions on Achica's website but they are from Kas, where they retail for £35*.  However, thanks to Achica's generous discounts, I got them for a mere £11 each.  That's a savings of £48 - Bargain!

I wasn't entirely sure if they'd work with the wallpaper and the olive velvet of the couch but they've provided the eclectic ethnic-y punch I was looking for in the room.

I also like the fact that what you see is not a print but is entirely embroidered.  It's not something I could duplicate on my own so I think it's really good value considering.

I also purchased a white throw - just perfect for the weather lately in England's great North West.  We haven't had the warmest June so far (strangely, April was a lot more summer-like) so in the evenings, when the temperature dips a bit, it's nice to have something to wrap around me whilst I cuddle up to W, who seems to always run about 10 degrees warmer than I do.

Excuse the fact that I need to get some pillar candles for my rather sad candlesticks.
And, yes I know, that corner is DYING for a piece of furniture.

Slung over the black chair, the contrasty monochrome ying and yang continues...

For some reason, in this room, this is always my favourite view...

Have you added any black and white to your abode lately?

*The cushions are currently on sale on their website so you can enjoy some bargain black & whites as well!


  1. Wow those cushions are fab - love the fact they are embroidered too. I also really like Achica - just bought a duvet for a bargain £39 instead of like £145!! :-)

    Living room looks so lovely - love the wallpaper

  2. they're dreamy. and the mirror...oh mommmy it's FIIIIINNNNNEEEE!i've still got the black and white in the dining room and my son's room but you are much further along on your living room than me so this is a good kick in the butt. the room is looking very chic indeedy.

    how much fun is it to see REAL pics of REAL PEOPLE'S homes?????


  3. Oooh, those *are* nice!! And yo uknow how much I LOOOOOVE your front room, right?!! Are you still pleased as punch with your lovely sofa? It looks so glam and gorgeous.


  4. You clever girl, you! Love those cushions on your beautiful sofa, which I still swoon over everytime I see it. That's the stuff my dreams are made of! :-)

    Meera xx

  5. loving the cushions and still adore your livingroom, my livingroom is getting started on sat, let the chaos and mess begin lol x

  6. hey meant to ask how long youve had your sofa now and is it still in good order, i really want a similar one but just not sure how it will hold up against 2 kids and a baby plus the other heavy traffic that comes with a full on family lol, how is velvet for spills and stains etc, do you think leather may be a better option, i love your though:( x


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