About Accent & Throw Pillows

Bring a pop of color into your interior décor with pillows, sometimes called accent pillows, sometime throw pillows. Show your stylish self with velvet or silk pillows that look oh so rich and luxurious. Bring out your quirky side with great retro patterns and bold colors or go for natural with ginkgo leaf designs and animal themes.

If you’ve established a neutral palette in your home, pillows are a wonderful and budget-friendly way to easily update the living room or bedroom. The dining room is an unexpected place to find pillows, but small squares can add a comfy touch to dining chairs.

Every bed and chaise lounge deserves the best in bolster pillows. These little rolled pillows look great as a single accent on a chaise or nestled against throw pillows and shams on the bed. Not just lazy beauties, they’re a welcome remedy for aching neck or back.

Needlepoint pillows, once fashioned by the ladies of the leisure class, can be found in thousands of designs and color schemes. Perhaps surprisingly, needlepoint pillows with an animal theme are extremely popular, especially those that depict cats and dogs, both lifelike images and whimsical designs. Name your breed and you’ll find favorite stitched in needlepoint. Christmas motifs are also much sought after and collected.
Don’t forget about floor pillows. So popular in the 60s and 70s, for awhile they seemed to have fallen out of favor, but now they’re making a comeback in retro interiors and more. Choose from shaggy casual looks, funky patchwork, traditional solid color or upscale luxurious silk dupioni button-tufted, cushion-style floor pillows. And they’ll looked great, stacked or casually tossed in the corner just waiting to be pulled up as extra seating when guests outnumber seating.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Elegant Floor Cushions in Silk and Silver

 

Karin Glacier Floor Pillow Who knew floor cushions could be so elegant and sophisticated? But, that exactly what these beautiful silver silk floor pillows are! The Karin Glacier Floor Pillow and the simply named Silk Pillow – Silver would be gorgeous in a Hollywood Glam living room or a glamorous modern bedroom.

The Karin floor pillow is created from striped silk dupioni pulled into deep button tufts. From the cover of wide-stripped white and cool glacier gray to the beautiful boxed corners and self-covered buttons, this pillow exudes luxury and richness of modern pillows.

The Silk Pillow in silver is a simpler version with a story to tell.  Made in Thailand by a small, but gifted group of textile artisans, these pillows are natural from their kapock stuffing to their hand-woven silk covering. Can you believe the creators of these floor cushions not only fashion the pillows, but first grow the silk worms, weave the fiber and dye it with vegetables, flowers and herbs?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Smile of the Day: Needlepoint Pillows

Needlepoint pillows are a quick and easy way to add color or a whimsical touch to almost any room. Consider for instance, the Paris Bottman Cat in Hat Needlepoint Throw Pillow. Who could resist that face? Try to look at that adorable image and not smile. Bet you can't do it.

To make an especially happy statement, pair Cat in Hat with Ice Skating Cats Needlepoint Wool Pillow, another one of the accent pillows that showcase the enchanting artwork of Paris Bottman. They would look great tucked in among several solid color pillows on a sofa or bed.

These cat pillows tell a story and so do lots of other beautiful needlepoint pillows. Dogs are another favorite for these designs. You'll find the most appealing dog images done in needlepoint. They're sure to bring a smile to any dog lover's face. It's not all about animals though. Florals and graphic designs also have their place on these beautiful plump little pieces of art.

Paris Bottman Cat in Hat Needlepoint Throw Pillow

Ice Skating Cats Needlepoint Wool Pillow

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bolster Style Modern Pillows

Bolster pillows have been used for centuries to “bolster” or support the user in bed or when sitting. Practical as they may be, today’s bolster pillows are still making the rounds in beds, chairs and on sofas, but unlike their predecessors they have taken on a whole new persona as modern pillows in unexpected colors, textures and fabrics.

Bolster Summit Pillow

Take the Bolster Summit Pillow, for example, this circular modern pillow gives an updated feel to a modern or contemporary decorated home. Designed especially for head and neck support, it still keeps its aesthetic sensibilities with attractive, solid faux leather fabric in a several shades. It fits perfectly on each end of a sofa or stacked in multiples on the floor ready to be grabbed for a quick nap. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Finds: Along Came A Spider Decor

This week Susi created a room around a lovely little creature we featured in a post earlier in the week. The lucky starlette inspiring this Friday Finds' room is no other than the CZ Spider Pin Brooch. Check out the results of Susi's inspiration and let us know what you think.

CZ Spider Pin Brooch

The CZ Spider Pin Brooch is encrusted with pink and clear dazzling CZs.

Moravi Five Start Pendant

The Moravi Pendant's inspiration comes from the Moravian star, a symbol of good luck since the 15th century. 

Carden Oval Mirron

The Carden Oval Wall Mirror gets its antique look from hand-forged metal with a black and silver finish applied.

Kaleidoscope Lipstick Decorative Pillow

The Kaleidoscope Lipstick Decorative Pillow in New Zealand wool is hand-dyed and hand-embroidered.

Surya Vine Rug

Surya Vine Rug from Surya Artist Studio gives a contemporary look. 

Brushed Zeta Bench
The Brushed Zeta Indoor Architectural Bench is a stunner and doubles as a work of art.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I Heart Decorative Pillows

Decorative pillows make me happy. I love them in all shapes and sizes, fabrics and textures. I love them with decorative fringe and tassels and big buttons and ruffles. I love modern pillows with graphic designs and traditional pillows with classic patterns. They are hands down my favorite home décor accessory. I could have 25 on my bed and I would still be on the lookout for just one more perfect one. Five is the perfect number of sofa pillows to use in the living room. Accent pillows are so versatile you can put striped ones with floral ones and they look charming together and can be used in any room. Floor cushions, yes they’re pillows too, are great for lounging in front of the fire or to give the kids a comfortable spot to watch TV.

Do you love pillows too? What are some of your favorites? I went hunting on StylePath for pillows and this what I found…I'll take one of each.

three sheets 2 the wind Plant Forms Rectangle Pillow

Three Sheets 2 the Wind Plant Forms Rectangle Pillow

Edie Roberts Taj Mahal

Edie Roberts Taj Mahal 

Strasse Pillow By Artist Drew Khan

Strasse Pillow By Artist Drew Khan

SET OF 2 BUTTON PILLOWS

Set of Two Button Pillows

Pewter Sheer on Mattelasse Pillow

Pewter Sheer on Mattelasse Pillow

Fuchsia Printed Ganesh

Fuchsia Printed Ganesh

Natori Embroidered Dragon Decorative Silk Pillow

Natori Embroidered Dragon Decorative Silk Pillow

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