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Pillow Talk

January 29, 2019  |  Jenna Lynn

Decorative Pillows are the jewelry to any upholstery. While they can be one of the client’s biggest sticker shock items, they single handedly can make a room. Pillows can be the glue that brings the color scheme together; they add texture, color and depth. Rather you are looking for a fun print or solid pops of color, your decorative pillows will add that finishing touch you are looking for.

This lounge area is the perfect example of pillow perfection! My client originally didn’t want the blue jean velvet pillows, but I knew they were the perfect complement for the Jamboree print by Scalamandre. The contrast and depth between the fabrics makes a powerful visual impact.


Pillow Talk

You will find that when working with prints on pillows I like to pair it with a solid color pillow. The key is to pull out the dominant color you are trying to implement in your design. This allows the print to really be the focal pillow, instead of having 2 prints compete.

Pillow Talk


One of my all-time favorite designers Kelly Hoppen started a trend with color blocking pillows and using her signature center strip of contrasting colors. Below you can see an example of this. For our more modern design we love this visual effect. Very clean and sleek.



When adding trim to a pillow you can change the entire look of the pillow. Look at our pillow design from Tranquility on the Gulf compared to a fellow designer Jinx McDonald. We used the same print fabric but pulled out different accent colors in the pattern.