Archive for the ‘Pillows’ Category

Sweet dreams are made of this: modern, botanically inspired linens that just might be healthy for you. One of my favorite decor designers Amenity Home has gone completely organic. Nice going! They also have introduced their once-custom order Muir Bed as a regular offering. Mid-century inspired, it’s made from mostly reclaimed Douglas Fir, finished with […]

Use UK is the brainchild of designer Nicola Prodromou, a “recycled interiors company” that transforms old textile sample books, fabric remnants, and recycled cardboard into elegant, high style lampshades, throw pillows, wall art — even bookmarks for bibliophiles (that’s me). The studio’s raw materials are gathered from Nicola’s day job as a design technician, “I […]

Thanks to designTURF I now know about the beautiful work of British textile artist and painter Maxine Sutton. Sutton ingeniously brings together honored crafts of embroidery, needle punch felting and screenprinting into her textiles and interior products. The result: a fresh take on old-meets-new to create whimsical patterns with a hint of retro chic. Not […]

Animal prints are a classic in interior design–here’s a pillow that delivers without the guilt. Handmade using vegetal dyed wools and cottons, this and other cushion covers by British boutique Eco Modern are beautiful, eco-friendly and affordable (£35.00-£45.00). Burst Pillow Cow Parsley Pillow (how’s that for a name for a pillow!) Spray Pillow Leaves Pillow […]

British company Mibo has a flair for fashion-forward graphics and their organic throw pillows are no exception. The Caister and Rushmore designs represent Mibo’s first foray into organics–hopefully future collections will come. Made in the U.K. Available in the U.S. through the trade. For retailers, visit Mibo. Fabulously Green reports on the latest eco-friendly products […]

I’ve been in love with Anne Kyyro Quinn‘s designs for two years–her throw pillows and placemats have been at the top of my personal must-have-eventually wishlist. The colors and textures of her collection are striking yet soft, a perfect blend of simple design with sensuous details. Who knew industrial felt could look so hip? And […]

Who says that eco-friendly has to be green? How about red, white and blue? For fun, this July 4th I thought I’d pay tribute to our nation’s colors with some hot, eco-home style finds. Or for you French-leaning/film buffs, think Kieslowski trilogy “Trois Couleurs: Bleu, Blanc, Rouge.” This entry: RED/ROUGE. I love this Red Light […]

The color white: minimalist, bright, chic and timeless. Here are some white style finds that capture the look of modern that is also eco-friendly. The Docksta Table is an impressive knockoff of mid-century modernist Eero Saarinen’s classic design, but it comes at a fraction of the cost. The Docksta, available at Ikea can be had […]

According to color studies, the world’s most favorite color is blue. Blue to me has more emotional range than any other color family (which is why I nicknamed my emotionally-versatile husband Blue). Light and cheerful, melancholy, or mysterious, there is a blue out there to suit almost everyone’s personal taste. These salad bowls are perfect […]

For the British readers among us I found some gorgeous throw pillows from London-based EcoCentric. Their organic alpaca cushions come in beautiful neutrals, are soft and hypo allergenic. According to their site, the fabric is hand spun, woven and dyed by a women’s cooperative in Peru and then finished off by British designers. Beware however, […]