Thai Block Print
I coordinated Ms. Buys's Blue Hmong Charm pillow covers with her Thai Parallels, Modern Indigo and Blue Hmong Windows covers on pale gray sofas in my Costa Rica home to bring sea and sky indoors. The result is lovely. I also paired her Hmong Energy table runner and Indigo Passion twin bedspread as wall hangings against light gray walls - the effect is dynamic with white woodwork and floors! The Blue Hmong Charm design is much more detailed than the photos show; the little squares are very elaborate lattice work, and visually lush. The workmanship is excellent and cotton fabric substantial. My only suggestion is that the pillow backings be dyed a deep blue rather than left their natural ivory.
As noted in my other reviews, I combined these pillow covers with Ms. Buys's Blue Hmong Charm, Modern Indigo and Thai Parallels pillow cover patterns and the look is dynamic! On the walls I put her Indigo Passion twin bedspread and Hmong Energy table runner. Furniture and walls are light gray with white floors and wood trim, and the deep rich blue brings the Costa Rica skies and sea views indoors! The photos do not do justice to the detail of the patterns or Ms. Buys's workmanship! I am eyeing the table mats and napkins for another purchase!
As in my other reviews of Simone Buys's beautiful work, I love this pillow cover! I have coordinated it with her Blue Hmong Charm, Thai Parallels, and Blue Hmong Windows pillow covers, her Hmong Energy table runner and Indigo Passion twin bedspread in my Costa Rica home. The colors are gorgeous with sky and sea, and set off the pale gray sofas, walls and white floors and woodwork, and lush green plants. The photos do not do justice to the complexity and impact of the pattern. The cotton is a substantial weight. Beautiful quality!
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Thai Artisan Crafted Blue Batik Cotton Pillow Covers (pair), "Hmong Energy"
Artisan Crafted Cotton Bedspread (Twin), "Indigo Passion"
Hand Dyed Blue Cotton Batik Cushion Covers (pair), "Enchanted Hills"
Handcrafted Indigo and White Cotton Batik Table Runner, "Continuous Chain"