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At the beginning of December of last year, I shared pictures with you of a guest room—from a model home I had worked on back in the 80s.
Then at the end of December, you got to see some of the detailed designs of the master bedroom from that same model.
Over the years, many of the pictures of my past decorating endeavors have disappeared—to who knows where.
But I found a few more from this particular model and thought I would share them with you.
The floor plan of this small house consisted of three bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen, and a great room—no separate den or family room.
The fictitious family created to build this home's décor around was a young, newly married, working couple, with no children.
Since there were no children in this scenario, and no separate room for things like TV viewing, one of the bedrooms was designated for that purpose.
A small-scale sectional was placed in the room—on the diagonal—with an armoire directly across from it that housed the television and stereo equipment.
I made the Roman shades and four pillows from a linen fabric that complimented that of the sectional.
I wanted at least two of the pillows for this space to be a bit more unique than the square ones I had created for the other rooms.
Having sewn since before my son was born, I had accumulated quite a variety of home décor patterns from which to choose my design.
Unfortunately, none of the ones I had on hand provided that special little touch I was looking for.
So I decided to browse through my craft patterns and came upon this.
"Hmmm! Round pillows would be a novel idea," I thought.
Now remember; this model was decorated almost twenty-four years ago.
So what may seem commonplace to us now—like round pillows—was once a unique idea.
As I began to craft the pillows, I noticed that by filling them only partially and compressing the top and bottom together, the pumpkin pattern—which is what I had chosen to use—took on the shape of a star.
I liked that design even better; and as you saw in the picture above, it's the one I ended up using for the pillows.
While many of you are quite adept at using crafts to decorate your homes in novel ways, some of us had to stumble upon the concept of "crafts as home décor". ; )