Spilling bleach on fabric usually spells disaster, but not here. The free-spirited flowers on this pillow come courtesy of rubber stamps and string dipped in bleach. Piles of tiny blue and white beads secured with glue, form each bloom's center, while smaller groupings embellish the rest of the pillow.
The ruffle, which softens the boxy build, masquerades as a coordinating fabric. But look again: It's actually the same blue linen bleached in a criss-cross pattern using a small artist's brush.
A silky blue pillow peeks from a sheer overlay that's casually held in place with shell buttons. The effect is subtle, simple, and dramatic.
Like flowers pressed between sheets of waxed paper, silk petals float in the flange of this organza overlay. A slit on the overlay back cleverly accommodates the silk pillow for change-with-the-season ease.
A judicious mix of solid-color and patterned fabrics, ribbons, and buttons work in tandem to add depth and dimension to an oversize pillow.
Barely-there sheer overlays add hazy allure to several fabric sections, while velvet and patterned ribbon in varying widths help pick up the pace. For texture, shell buttons in a variety of shapes add cute-as-a-button personality.