ISSUE 16  |  The California Life

DIY: Blanket Makeover

April 16, 2012 3:30 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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Just in time for spring: Spruce up an understated gray wool blanket with a neon-colored hem.

We spotted this blanket strewn across the sofa at the Wonju Residential Resort, designed and styled by Dutch designer Piet Boon, and haven't stopped thinking about all the possible color combinations. If you're handy with a sewing machine, all you need is an overlock stitch—and if not, a quick dash to your local seamstress should do the trick.

Above: A gray blanket gets a makeover from Piet Boon.

Above: Gutermann makes a sturdy cotton or polyester blend thread in a variety of colors; cotton Bright Coral Thread (110 yards) is $1.75 from Amazon. Photo via Chelory Shop, where Gutermann thread is also available.

Above: Tina Ratzer's Twist a Twill Blanket in light gray is $139 from Gretel Home. Another option is Ikea's Henny Bedspread in dark gray for $39.99.