It's a question that comes up frequently in decor: is it ever possible to have too many pillows? Between shams, bolsters, and lumbar options, the number on a bed can easily add up. While one (maybe two) from the bunch are used to sleep, pillows that add color and pattern are equally important . . . right? Like many things, it comes down to preference. Minimalists favor fewer, but some cannot resist piling them on. Help us put an end to this question for good — how many pillows are too many pillows?
Pattern lovers, rejoice! Celebrated artisanal textile designer Madeline Weinrib — well known for her colorful ikat patterns, among others — has finally launched an ecommerce site. Previously available in just a few boutiques around the country, Weinrib's much-loved patterned pillows and colorful rugs are now just a click away. "It's very important to me that customers are happy with purchases they make on my new website. As an online shopper, I've experienced the disappointment that comes with receiving a product that appears nothing like the photos online," said Weinrib. Even for those just window shopping, the website has a section that gives you an insider look at what makes Weinrib tick: travel, inspiration, artists she loves, and more. In other words, it was all well worth the wait!
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!
If you ever wished you could live inside the set of the Fantastic Mr. Fox, please allow us to introduce you to Coral & Tusk. Although some might think the design studio's whimsical embroidered pillows, adorned with animals and feather motifs, are strictly the stuff of kids' rooms, we know better.
Founded in 2007 and based out of Brooklyn, Coral & Tusk is the brainchild of RISD educated textile designer Stephanie Housley. Her line of pillows, art, and linens embody her love of travel, nature, and — most of all — animals. "I didn't have siblings as a child so I quickly identified with animals and gave them personalities," says Stephanie. We are so glad that she did because now we have the opportunity to see foxes living in teepees and owls sporting feather headdresses. Click through to see some of our favorite home decor picks from Coral & Tusk.
It's not news that you can get pillows on Etsy. After all, the online craftnation destination has long had their needlepoint needles in pillow production. What is surprising, however, is the high-quality selection of designer-grade pillows available on the site. It's a treasure trove! Click through to check out the seriously chic pillows that we dug up on Etsy. Trust us, you will be wowed!
It takes a lot to stop us in our tracks, but textile designer Rebecca Atwood's newly launched line of pillows did just that. Created using traditional textile techniques on natural fabrics like chambray, linen, and twill, her handmade pillows are artful without being precious.
Incorporating hand-painting, dip-dyeing, and the ancient art of Japanese Shibori (similar to tie-dyeing), Rebecca channeled elements from her travels, her life in Brooklyn, and the coastal landscape of a childhood spent in Cape Cod into her designs. Everything starts in her sketchbook and is then produced locally by hand, making each pillow truly one of a kind.
With prices ranging from $150-$350, her aim was to design casual, modern-day heirlooms. "I wanted to create pieces that work with how we live," said Rebecca. "They are easy and can be thrown in the wash, yet are luxurious and stylish." On her blog, Rebecca compares the pillows to a favorite chambray shirt, and that comparison makes perfect sense to us. Comfortable but refined — exactly the feeling we want in our home.
Some may argue that leopard is the new neutral; when it comes to decor, that could be the case! Animal print, specially leopard, is a trend no home should go without. If you're looking to add a hint of exotic glamour, leopard print will do just that. This Jayson Home leopard-print pillow is the wild touch you've been seeking — the printed velvet and neutral tones would work well in any space. But before you're convinced your space can't go without it, consider the hefty $450 price tag. Although this feline accent would be an impressive touch, the price tag may require some serious thought.Keep reading to find the budget-friendly version of this chic trend!
Found in everything from fashion to decor, metallics are a current trend that no space should go without. If you're looking to add a small touch of glamour and shine, a few gold accents can give your room a hint of luxury. This Jayson Home Gloria Bolster Pillow will confirm anyone's obsession with anything and everything gold (especially during the holidays) — the handmade silk, ikat fabric, and knifed edges are enough to make any seating feel like a royal throne. But before you're convinced your space can't go without, consider the hefty $595 price tag. Although this silk accent would be an impressive detail, the price tag may require some serious thought.Keep reading to find the budget-friendly version of this chic trend!
Ankasa's newest flagship store, a 2,000 square foot space in SoHo, showcases the brand's impressive range of products. From hand-embroidered pillows and luxurious bedding, to wall art, tabletop, furniture, and fashion, the store captures the spirit of fine living through the lenses of owners Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia. Aside from the dizzying assortment of ready to buy home and fashion goods, the SoHo store also has a custom pillow bar filled with stock fabrics, colorful embroidery options, cording, sequins, and everything else you would need to create your own bespoke Ankasa pillow. While Ankasa's ecommerce website is under development, we took the opportunity to tour the store in person and chat with Babi about the pieces she's most excited about. Keep reading to see the treasures we unveiled!