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Pillow Love

Hello everyone! This is Ez visiting you from Creature Comforts. I am so thrilled that the ever-lovely Holly has asked me to share a post on decor8 today. I must admit to being a little bit challenged while creating this one. I’m generally a bit more comfortable within the fashion and small accessories realm, and have only a little bit of knowledge when it comes to home decor. That being said… I do know what I love when it comes to warm and inviting living spaces, and one of those loves are decorative pillows!

Nothing can give a room a more instantaneous facelift than to swap out your old standby throw pillows with something fresh and of the moment. Want to try out the seasons trendy shades without committing to reupholstering the sofa or a complete paint job? Snag some snazzy pillows, toss them about… and you’ve got a chic new look in no time flat!

Here are some of my favorites categorized into “looks”… though you should pull together a look that speaks to you…

{FIND IT}

Artistic:

Graphic:

Bohemian:

Modern Romantic:

Botanical:

Woodland:

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More Pillow-y goodness {not pictured}:

Have a gorgeous day!
xox
Ez

(images linked to sources above. layout and text by ez from creature comforts.)

Posted in guest bloggers, round-up, textiles on August 11, 2008

Les Indiennes {ethnic eco-friendly}

Les Indiennes is such an inspiring portal to worlds beyond, ethic prints and patterns continue to inspire and amaze me and Les Indiennes makes some of the loveliest I’ve seen. I’ve known about them for awhile, but after reading their personal story today in the Washington Post I felt inclined to blog about this online jewel.

Based in Tucson, Arizona, Les Indiennes is American designer Mary Bergtold-Mulcahy and Indian designer Srinivas Pitchuka. Together, they design and produce eco-friendly fabrics from organically grown cotton and natural dyes. Made entirely by hand using India’s traditional Kalamkari method. You can shop them online for bedding, tabletop, pillows, wallpaper and books, fabric by the yard, and felt pillows and slippers — They have it all! It appears as though they only ship within the U.S. currently but you can email them to inquire further (info AT lesindiennes.com). They have retail showrooms in America, Europe, South Africa, and Australia if you’d like to view them in a shop nearest to you click here.


Their online flipbook is a brilliant way to present their collection. It’s so easy to quickly view their gorgeous homewares styled to perfection in magnificent spaces. I love how they’ve merged eastern and western design into a modern eco-friendly collection, I find it all very sophisticated, calming, and cozy.

(images from les indiennes)

Posted in bathroom, kitchen, textiles on July 10, 2008

New! DwellStudio Stationery + Window Treatments

DwellStudio, a favorite bedding company of mine, has teamed up with Tiny Prints to create a line of stationery. These are such darling designs and though they are meant for the little ones, I can’t help but think how I could work that blue and green bird card below into my current batch of grown-up stationery. :) These new high quality paper products include birth announcements and thank you notes, invitations to baby showers, birthdays, baptisms, and bar/bat mitzvahs. They also do custom work to include different fonts, colors, even images of your child. Darling!


DwellStudio just partnered with The Shade Store and launched a collection of window treatments using some of their popular patterns. Here’s an example below…


I don’t know… DwellStudio seems to be going for world domination lately. They are in Target, have a line of stationery, window treatments… What’s next? Gift wrap? Scrapbook supplies? Handbags? We will just have to wait and see.

I do want to comment on this but I’m mostly interested in your opinion – when is enough really enough? Is there a point when you will no longer be interested in companies like DwellStudio once they are all over the place?

(images from tiny prints and the shade store)

Posted in kids, stationery, textiles on July 08, 2008

Rubie Green {eco-friendly fabric}

I recently mentioned Rubie Green when I wrote New Revolution of Decorating on 6/2, but at that time her website wasn’t up and running. Things have changed! Ez recently told me that the site is now live so I thought I’d share the news.


If you recall, Rubie Green is a small fabric company based out of New York owned by former Domino magazine assistant Michelle Adams. When Michelle was working on their green issue, she realized that very few companies made eco-friendly textiles in classic prints at that time. Seeing an opportunity to combine her twin passions of interior design and sustainability, Michelle left Domino in 2007 to launch Rubie Green.


Michelle is also a blogger… I really liked her bicycle post (love this J Crew photo above) and to learn that some of the photographs on her website were taken in Boston. Yay Boston!

(images from rubie green and jcrew)

Posted in textiles on July 07, 2008

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Further editions available: Decorate published by Murdoch Books for AU/NZ, Decorar BR, Alt om indretning DK, Inspirace pro váš byt CZ, Dekorácie SK, La décoration FR, Lust auf Wohnen DE, Sisusta tyylillä FI and Sztuka aranżacji wnętrz PL.

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