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How to Style a Sofa With Pillows

July 29, 2015 4:00 pm

Tossing some throw pillows onto your sofa seems like a no-brainer, but if you want to create a designer-worthy look, it requires a little effort. Here are a few genius ways to choose the right pillows and arrange them on your couch in the most flattering way.

  1. Create symmetry. Begin by choosing two anchor pillows in a pattern or shade that matches the rest of your sofa. These will go on either end to create a balanced effect.
  2. Mix and match. To avoid a drab look, choose a few more pillows in varying shapes, sizes and patterns, keeping in mind the main color that ties it all together.
  3. Add texture. Add at least one textured pillow in a fabric like faux fur, cable knit, or velvet.
  4. Use odd numbers. Most designers agree that using an odd number of pillows is usually best, as it helps you to create a lived-in look that is easy to rearrange again and again. Line them up across the whole sofa, or add more on one side and less on the other.
  5. Think of the sofa’s usage. If your sofa has to accommodate a large number of people, choose smaller pillows or use less of them. If it’s more for show, feel free to go wild with pillows.

9 Pointers for Perfectly Styled Pillows [Houzz]
Throw Pillows: 4 Tips to Style Your Sofa [HuffPost Home]
Tips On Choosing Throw Pillows [DécorLove]

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Backyard BBQ

July 26, 2015 1:10 pm

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La Bedaine: A Taste of Paris in California

July 22, 2015 4:00 pm

La Bedaine, a French cafe in North Berkeley, is the type of place that makes you feel like you’re getting the five-star Michelin treatment right near Allegro at Jack London Square! La Bedaine offers takeaway baked treats with instructions on how to reheat them, along with some of the most authentic Parisian pastries along with some highly-regarded sandwiches. For breakfast, pop in for the pain au chocolat or palmier. Both are light, flaky favorites of French food. If you’re in the mood for simple, yet elegant lunchtime fare, La Bedaine's sandwiches might just hit the spot. The pâté de foie and the pâté de champagne sandwiches are especially rich and tasty. The dinner entrees are a great way to bring home a truly fine meal. The Coq au Vin, cooked in a red wine sauce, bacon, and root vegetables is a crowd pleaser and an easy go-to meal for those who are not too familiar with French cuisine. For the more adventurous, try the beef tongue cooked in a cornichon sauce. There's not much seating at this French cafe, but the food's perfect for taking out for a fine meal in the park or at home.

La Bedaine
1585 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 559-8201

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