New window treatments and leopard pillows

We've got some new things here around the Griffin house! And I wanted to share.
I recently had drapes made for the keeping room/kitchen area! And I love the way they turned out. 

We spend so much time in this room, and working on it has been a priority for us. The windows are great, and I love being able to take advantage of our view of the lake. But, I knew I wanted a more finished look in regards to the windows, so draperies were definitely on the list. I found a simple, classic, ivory and black ticking stripe that fit the bill for the fabric. I asked for a small goblet pleat at the top and mounted them all on simple black rods. I really love the way they completed this nook! 

Classic ticking seems to mix with a variety of styles and always looks chic to me. 
Here are a few fun images on Pinterest of other spaces that used the fabric. 

Amy Howard: Seeing that I perused all through Paris looking for barometers. I thought you would enjoy seeing what a great impact they can have in an interior. I do believe that ticking is backing a come back. I enjoy using the most classic of ticking fabrics and upholstery on a cream and gilded chair.  Since the accessories are gilded. The dead gray on this settee was the best choice.

blue and white ticking drapes and leather club chairs and floral. A nice mix. . she moves the furniture

red french ticking drapes with bamboo shades and beautiful blue walls

Modern classic farmhouse kitchen.  Ticking stripe + walnut + white (via Burnham Design)

Along with the new draperies in the keeping room, I received a pair of fabo leopard pillows from Santa. I'd been eyeing them on Etsy, and hoped Santa would deliver them. :) 
I absolutely adore the punch they add to my living room! 
The combo of the classic French stripe, the leopard, and the graphic gray linen is too fun.

And on Pinterest, there are plenty of inspiration photos. 
Isn't a touch of leopard always apropos?

Love the combination of the simple, Swedish-style furniture paired with a bold leopard pillow, zebra rug, and beautiful orchid. The Fig adds texture and color to it

leopard pillow, living room

white chair, orchid, black and white stripe rug, leopard pillow, tulip table.  PERFECTION!

i need leopard pillows

Interior Design by Irene Lovett http://www.designstileshome.com/ Arianna Belle leopard pillow http://ariannabelle.com/shop

Have you done any updates in your home lately? 


  1. The house looks great Maggie! I LOVE the leopard pillows...such a fun touch!

  2. Are those striped curtains? OMG! I totally love it! I think a striped curtain will work with any theme or style of interior there is. They add life to plain, old, and boring walls.

    Lenore Rushford

  3. Nice touch on the curtains. It's amazing how a simple curtain can change the mood in a room. Just like here, the curtains add a dramatic value on the window, considering that long windows are difficult to dress up. This is a great tip to consider. Roxie Tenner @ WindowTreatmentsPhiladelphia.com