Just another little piece of the nursery/studio that is coming together. I like the way that everything is shaping up in here. It is one room with many functions but it is all put together rather seamlessly. It is bright and full of print and pattern, not a typical, soft nursery. There is art and fabric on the walls, a little vintage charm thrown in here and there. With the addition of the seat cushion above, the handmades are starting to let their presence be known around here too.
I made this cushion using Alicia Paulson's Summerhouse Seat Cushion pattern. It was pretty quick and easy because of Alicia's extra cool magic interfacing technique. The pattern was well worth five dollars just to learn that method, I love it! Plus, I love seeing all forty of my fabrics sitting together like that in tiny little patches. The back of the cushion is pink and ecru Mod Buds to match the ties. This particular chair has a bit of a challenging seat shape, it would have been easier to do something square. But all in all, I am very happy with the result.
Ryan and I have lived in this apartment for 3 years now and when we first moved it in we were in awe of all of our extra space. Our previous place was like 600 square feet or something ridiculous like that. But now, we are starting to grow out of this space too. Decorating, painting and fixing up a rental is a conundrum to be sure. You never really know how long you will be in a space and you definitely do not want it to be ugly while you are living there. Yet, you know that one day you will leave it all behind and you will start all over in a fresh space, which is thrilling in it's own right. I really hope that our next move is a bit more permanent though. Fingers crossed.