Custom Designer Pillows

In her recently released book, Dream Design Live, award-winning interior decorator Paloma Contreras gives us an insight into her design process. 

black and white chic living room with animal print pillows by Paloma Contreras

She reveals that when working on a new project, early on, she'll select an anchor fabric to be the impetus for the overall vision of the room.

textile scheme paloma

The anchor fabric is typically a fabric that she is very inspired by and whose colors and pattern serve as a springboard for subsequently selecting complementary fabrics, trims, rugs, window treatments, and other pieces.

living room with Bukhara Ikat Fuchsia pink pillows | interior design by Paloma Contreras


Since she typically uses solid fabrics on larger pieces of furniture, the anchor fabric is usually reserved for smaller pieces such as pillows.  Small doses of a fabulous fabric goes a long way towards adding personality and making a statement in the room.

blue sofas with designer pillows


We were so honored that Paloma chose to feature our pillows in her book (pg 77!) and list us in the recommended Resources section. 
Below are her picks for which of our pillows she'd use as anchors and which other pillows she'd combine them with:

Pillow Combinations That Start With an Anchor Fabric

designer pillow chic combinations - how to mix and match

Row 1
- Classic Glamour
Leopard VelvetChampagne VelvetWhite with Black Greek Key Border

Row 2 - Modern TraditionalHummingbirds CreamOlive Green VelvetBetwixt Grass

Row 3 - Eclectic CoolPyne Hollyhock Charcoal /Peacock Velvet / Les Touches Black

Row 4 - Casual ChicIndian Arbre Hyacinth / Powder Blue Velvet / Java Java Navy


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For more on Paloma's design process, inspiration and tips, be sure to pick up her book!
October 11, 2018 by Arianna Vargas