Let me first say what we’re all thinking: that COUCH! It’s as if it came to me in a dream. In case you’re wondering how such a couch came to be (I know I was), Jessica Helgerson Interior Design had it upholstered in 18 different Peruvian blankets. If you don’t happen to have 18 Peruvian blankets at your disposal, or the cash to spend on a large scale upholstery project, then read on for my tips to bring this look home!


Kilim pillow – Ok so it’s not Peruvian, it’s actually Turkish. But Kilim pillows are thankfully quite easy to source these days what with Etsy and Ebay at your fingertips. Or if you’re up for a DIY, you can always create pillow covers yourself using a rug or blanket.

Acrylic driftwood – I love acrylic, and I love raw wood, so this acrylic driftwood side table is another dream piece. Unfortunately there’s no simple DIY solution for this one, unless anyone has any ideas!

Skull planters – These planters look like they’re straight out of death valley, and serve to edge up the colorful prints of the sofa.

Hat – Wide brimmed hats can be a pain to store, so I prefer to display mine around the house.

Armchair – You may not want to commit to a full size sofa in this pattern, but an armchair is an excellent alternative.

Speakers – I’m usually a drawn to gold accents (if you haven’t noticed), but in this case the rose gold of these mod speakers is a better fit with the warm tones in the textiles.

Nesting dolls – This modern set of nesting dolls makes me want to take some blue tape and paint to the traditional set I have at home.

Chalkboard globe – The matte black paintings hung in the inspiration photo add texture to the space without detracting from the beauty that is that sofa. This  chalkboard globe is a simple way to bring that matte black finish into your home. This is a great candidate for a quick and easy DIY!

*Inspiration photo by Andrew Cammarano for Dwell Magazine

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    Plum Pretty Sugar | December 9, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Gorgeous blankets! Colors so vibrant and beautiful.



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    Julie Smith | December 16, 2013 at 8:31 am

    What a fabulous idea! LOVE it! And I like DIY upholstering, so this may turn out to be one of my next projects!

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