Chocolate Creative {Handmade Pillows}

January 15, 2009

You know I just had to do it… what is decor8 without a few throw cushions? Margarita Lorenzo, a textile designer from London, wrote this morning to introduce her brand Chocolate Creative. I instantly fell for the furniture pillow in blue as I can see it lounging gracefully on a sofa like this from Oly. Her handmade collection begins with sketching the pattern to silkscreen printing and then sewing which makes each pillow a unique creation, truly one of a kind.

Margarita enjoys working mostly with ecologically sound hemp and organic cotton which is obviously a smart choice for the environment. She currently draws inspiration from antiques, cherished belongings, and furniture which you will see reflected throughout her line. I really like things with a bohemian feel, it seems London has quite a pool of amazingly gifted independant designers who do as well. Lovely!

With the Pound to U.S. Dollar conversion rate being extremely favorable right now, why not?

(images from chocolate creative)

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  • Reply Liza January 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I LOVE the Seeds of Love one! And the pink rabbit – they are so nice. And OMG!!! Thank you for the link to Oly. Those sofas are fantastic!! I’m in love… definitely a bookmark site!! Thank you Holly.

    Lizas last blog post: The No-Clutter Quest

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente January 15, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    ooh…..so pretty! I love pillows! :)

  • Reply domesticinnyc January 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Pillows are such great room accents. I have a few that I love but they have seen better days. It might be time to say good bye, sadly, but these are beautiful. I also love pillows by John Robshaw. Ok, now I can’t wait to go shopping!!

    domesticinnycs last blog post: Latest obsession

  • Reply hoganfe handmade handbag originals January 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    So creative … love the bunny pillow!

  • Reply puglyfeet January 15, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Those are deeeeeelightful!

    puglyfeets last blog post: Post Secret

  • Reply Blue Bicicletta January 15, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Wonderful pillows. I love the combination of drawing, printing, and sewing in her process. It’s great to see designers involved with all steps of the process!

    Blue Biciclettas last blog post: Heartbursts

  • Reply JENNIFER RAMOS January 15, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I want some of those…it seems the COOLEST items are always from LONDON…i swear! :)

    Jen Ramos

    ‘Cards & Prints You’ll Love…’

    • Reply decor8 January 15, 2009 at 9:00 pm

      Ha ha I KNEW this post would lure you in Mizz Ramos. In fact I thought of YOU when I was writing it. :) And YES you are so right, London is THE place for you and me. Totally.

  • Reply bueller January 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Oooh, I really love these!


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  • Reply kristyb January 16, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Beautiful! I so want the chandelier one..

  • Reply Hena Tayeb January 16, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    these pillows are just awesome

  • Reply princesadelabocadefresa January 26, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    i love the deer pillow! :)

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