CMH Studio  New Summer Pillows from Cheeky Monkey Home!

Happy summer to you! I am thrilled to introduce Cheeky Monkey Home’s new mix-and-match pillow collection.  My new designs draw from timeless moroccan quatrefoil and wave designs, and the classic greek key motif.  Wool felt appliques in vivid pinks, blues and corals, are striking on soft oatmeal linen and creamy cotton canvas. In the Cheeky Monkey tradition, I design, hand-cut, and stitch every pillow with loving care and precision. Take a stroll with this summery bunch!

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Below is a pile-up of passionate pinks, corals and peach pillows–don’t they all look just beautiful together?

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Above are the greek key and quatrefoil designs in my favorite coral felt–shown on toothy oatmeal linen.  The quatrefoil design has handmade wool tassels trimmed with gold ribbon.  Yay!

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Now for the navy—I never can get enough of nautical navy blue and white!  All of our summer designs come in these blue combinations, and you can see how well they group—or stand alone–to make a striking accent.  

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The same designs look luscious in hot pink, coral and the softest petal pink–all lovely and fresh.  Something about a room with lots of contrasting pinks feels so indulgent and luxurious to me! 

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And finally, featuring my wave design of repeating scallops, with one splashy wave that wants to stand out.  I just love these because they are vibrant, classic, modern and fun. (Also available in navy blue, not shown.)

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Thank you for visiting Cheeky Monkey’s new summer collection!  All of our designs are available on the Cheeky Monkey Home Etsy Shop.  As always, I make most pillows to order and any design can be made for you in colors and sizes of your choice, so please contact me to make a custom order.  

 

Hooray for summer!  I say, let’s start relaxing today!

 

Tried & True  Tried & True: Painting a Colorful Ceiling

I have always stayed away from darker colors on the ceiling for fear they would close the room in and make it feel like a cave. But over the years I have found a colorful ceiling can work beautifully under the right conditions!  Here is a little boy’s ceiling I recently painted in Boston’s Beacon HIll.  Starry-Night-Ceiling-with-Giraffe Starry-Night-Sky-Ceiling-2

 

This is a large room with a high ceiling and wonderful natural light that makes the metallic gold stars sparkle!  In a room that is mostly white, a dark ceiling can provide a nice anchor, and in this case, it is nicely balanced by the dark floors.  The vision and design for this room was conceived by designer, Diane McCafferty, who has a fantastic modern aesthetic.  (more…)