I was recently at a wedding that was held in a beautiful old town house. It was one of those perfect weddings: the couple was gorgeous, the food was great, and despite threatening skies, not a drop of rain fell. On top of that, the space was wonderfully homey and comfortable, right down to the tiniest details, from feathery potted ferns to graceful tapered candles. When we settled down to eat the (delicious) lemon cake, I was especially struck by the lovely flat pillows that lined the wooden benches where we all sat. This little touch made everyone feel so welcome and at home that I thought it would be nice to make something similar for my own home.