Thomaspaul has built an empire by turning classic design motifs on their heads and adorning everything from pillows to rugs with his now iconic prints and patterns. "I am always looking to vintage fabrics and motifs for inspiration and new ideas, but always try to update these to look good for today," says Thomas Paul. The new Amalfi collection strikes this balance beautifully. An homage to the 1960s scene on the famed Amalfi coast, pillows, tea towels, and sarongs are printed with graphic sea creature illustrations, all in vintage-inspired hues. Click through to see our six picks from the new collection!
Finally, the Synth You've Been Gone MP3 Player Case ($27) is decked out with an image of an old school synthesizer and sized to fit your iPod.
While I've shown you a lot of home accents from Etsy, I've neglected to share the gorgeous, custom-made furniture that the site also showcases. From dining tables made from salvaged barn boards to '60s-era chairs reupholstered in Thomas Paul fabric, Etsy really does have nearly everything you need to furnish and outfit your home. Check out my favorites.
I love the old-time look of the illustrated ship on this new Thomas Paul Pillow ($80). Made from jute, it would look great on a slipcovered sofa in a Summer cottage overlooking the sea. I was inspired to see what other similar seafaring items I could come with, and I discovered some great artwork from Lisa Congdon, as well as some other charming whale and ship accents. To see them, read more
Each mouse pad is as functional as it is pretty — they double as notepads for scribbling — and they're only $9 each, a far cry from what his pricey pillows and other accessories normally cost.
If ever I come across a discounted Thomas Paul design, my ears perk up; I love his work. But, in this case, the Thomas Paul Gothic Dessert Plate Set ($23.10, reduced from $38.50) caught my eye because their creepy silhouettes look straight out of The Ring Two. We've got a young girl (Samara), a horse (from the old Morgan horse farm), a boy (Aiden Keller — Naomi Watt's son), and a black crow thrown in there for good measure. Hung on a wall of your kitchen or dining room, they create a dark contemporary motif. You like, or is it too dark for your home?
I'm not sure how long this Thomas Paul Magazine Holder ($18) has been in stock at Doe, but it's new to me, so I'm going to let this one slide! I've never seen Thomas Paul textiles on a magazine holder before. And, since I won't be throwing down for his rug that I'm pining for anytime soon, I figure an $18 magazine holder is a more affordable approach to getting some TP in my life! I love the color scheme and the sweet bluebird pattern; it reminds me of my favorite Adam Green song. Plus, my shelter magazine collection is getting a bit unruly these days . . .
There's nothing my wallet and I love more than a good price. And there are few people who consistently turn out pillows I crave more than Thomas Paul. Luckily, I can have the best of both worlds with Bluefly's low prices on Thomas Paul accent pillows. Ranging from 40 to 66 percent off, you can have one of your own for anywhere between $20.99 and $58. Say hello to a new look for that lonely couch, bed, or armchair of yours, and then spend your savings on a good bottle of wine to drink while you lean back on one.
I'm not one to spend abundant amounts of money on pillows but I had to share these Thomas Paul pillows with you. They're absolutely divine! Inspired by vintage scarves they are linen-and-silk and there are just so many designs to choose from. I could see myself getting carried away, but since the prices are $74 for the large and $60 for the small, I think only one, for a focal point, would have to suffice. But what a great gift one of these would make too!