Plume Party: A Client’s Ready to Pop DIY

Think you can’t pull off a party with one of our print­able sets? Think again! Check out the fan­tas­tic job our client Jaclyn did with her set, cus­tom col­ored to a beau­ti­ful coral and grey scheme. Amaz­ing job Jaclyn! Find the entire set here.

Cushion Source Review + Pillow Giveaway

Some­thing you may not know about me.…I’m a cer­ti­fied Inte­rior Designer! Prior to enter­ing the won­der­ful world of Mom­my­hood and The Paper Plume, I was a Com­mer­cial Inte­rior Designer for over 10 years. I worked mostly on health­care projects but also some aquatic cen­ters, retail, cor­po­rate, reli­gious, and uni­ver­sity work along the way. This is part of the rea­son that from time to time you’ll find a dose of design/architecture here.

Today I’m excited to intro­duce you to Cush­ion Source. I dis­cov­ered Cush­ion Source through Lind­say at A Design Story. She had a give­away about a year ago and I won 2 beau­ti­ful cus­tom pil­lows. I was so impressed with the qual­ity that I called to order an addi­tional pil­low to match one of the ones that I had won. Cush­ion Source was happy to hear how much I liked them and asked if I would do a review of my own.

What they do (in a nutshell):

What makes Cush­ion Source dif­fer­ent from home decor? Many things. First, cus­tomer ser­vice. It is so refresh­ing to call and speak to a live human being that cares what you have to say. When I called about my pil­low ini­tially my 2 year old was roar­ing like a dinosaur in the back­ground. It was no big deal. Every­one was so pleasant!!

Regard­ing the prod­uct, what sticks out most to me is the ease of their cus­tom order­ing sys­tem. Below is an exam­ple of a throw pil­low I was play­ing around with. You are able to cus­tomize so many things with your order — size, front and back fab­ric, fill­ing, trim (or not) and more. They show exactly what your item will look like, even in a real life set­ting. There are hun­dreds of fab­rics to choose from in their Fab­ric Gallery–take a look!. If you don’t see one you like, they also work with COMs (Cus­tom Own Mate­r­ial) for a min­i­mal charge, per­fect when you are try­ing to match other fab­rics in the room.

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The qual­ity of the pil­lows I have received was out­stand­ing. The fab­ric has with­stood the abuse of our fam­ily in our liv­ing room. This includes sticky fin­gers, baby spit up, and more. The fill­ing has yet to show any let down and the seams are all hold­ing well. For me, these are the tell tale signs of a qual­ity product


Cush­ion Source also pro­vides bench, win­dow, seat, ottoman and chaise lounge cush­ions (among many other!), gor­geous indoor and out­door draperies, out­door umbrel­las, table­cloths, place­mats, and table run­ners. Coor­di­nat­ing linens, draperies, and uphol­stery has never been easier!

Cush­ion Source has been so kind and is offer­ing Paper Plume read­ers a chance to win the set of the pil­lows shown below! Give­away open to use res­i­dents only. Ends Wednes­day, May 29th at 11:59am EST.


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I was given the prod­uct to facil­i­tate a review. All opin­ions are my own.

Our Bright Starts Playdate + Free Playdate Printables

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We had such a fun week­end!  Sat­ur­day was our Brights Starts play­date.  We received a play­pack in the mail last week with SO many good­ies from the Bright Starts Hav­ing a Ball Col­lec­tion.  Grady was so excited to tear into the toys and at the same time upset because I had to take pic­tures of every­thing before.  Sorry buddy!  Time […]

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Pattern Card: Gingham Style

The Paper Plume Gingham Kids Room

Shoes / Neck­lace / Umbrella / Bowtie / Cup­cake Liner / Shirt  Pen­cils / iPhone case / Ban­ner avail­able soon I love the clas­sic sim­plic­ity of ging­ham.  It reminds me of Spring and Sum­mer and pic­nics on cozy blan­kets in the park.  The pat­tern itself adjusts to work with just about any­thing.  It is often used as a test fab­ric while designing […]

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Huggin’ it out. Puj makes bathtime even easier!

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Remem­ber that moment when you give your new­born baby their very first bath? The feel­ing of being ter­ri­fied that you were going to drop that slip­pery lit­tle wig­gling ball of pre­cious­ness? Like 800 meter track race ner­vous, pre-calculus test ner­vous, swim team ner­vous. Okay, I know, that was just me. For­tu­nately, with some great products […]

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Ever So Grateful + Free Thanksgiving Printables


I don’t share per­sonal tid­bits too often. How­ever, this week I have been burst­ing at the seams just think­ing about how grate­ful I am for SO many things in my life.  Most impor­tantly, I’m grate­ful for my fam­ily and friends.  With Turkey Day com­ing up it just seemed like the right time to ‘Give Thanks’. […]

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Real Plume Wedding: 17 Virtues as Table Number Cards

Andi Hatch Photography

I’m so excited to share a BEAUTIFUL wed­ding that took place at the Asian Art Museum in San Fran­cisco.  We were lucky enough to work with Aaron and Sta­cia on menus and some very unique table ‘num­bers’.  In keep­ing with the sophis­ti­ca­tion and sim­plic­ity of the venue, the cou­ple wanted to do some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent for […]

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Big Thanks + Fall Wreath Giveaway


The Paper Plume’s 1st anniver­sary came and went back in May so I thought we could cel­e­brate our 500th sale on Etsy now!  We’d like to thank all of our won­der­ful cus­tomers, fam­ily, and friends for such amaz­ing sup­port along the way.  I feel so blessed to be able to keep my cre­ative juices flowing […]

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Real Plume Wedding: Aly & Chase’s Durango Dream Wedding

Photo Divine

Doesn’t this photo just look like it’s out of a dream?! So beau­ti­ful.  We were so hon­ored to work with Aly her mom com­ing up with pro­grams, place cards, and menus for Aly and Chase’s wed­ding.  It’s easy to tell from the beau­ti­ful pho­tog­ra­phy of Photo Divine that the bride and groom thought of every […]

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Real Plume Party: A Fire Station Birthday

The Paper Plume Fire Truck Party Banner

So excited to share with you an orig­i­nal Paper Plume party.  We often ask for party pho­tos from our clients and just had to share this one!  Beth did such an amaz­ing job and employed some very cre­ative think­ing!  We love the Flamin Hot Chee­tos, Fire­balls, Pret­zel Firestarters, and Big Red gum treats. She also […]

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