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.
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.
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.
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
For more on Paloma's design process, inspiration and tips, be sure to pick up her book!
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2 - Dotted Beige / Navy Linen with Greek Key Border
3 - St. Tropez Greek Key Navy / Sapphire Chinoiserie / Olive Green Velvet
4 - Townline Road Taupe / Blue & Taupe Chinoiserie / Marine Blue Velvet
5 - Red Velvet / Leopardali
For more pillow combo ideas, check out our Pillow Combos We Love Gallery or our How to Mix and Match Pillows Guide. If you'd like to see how any of these, or any of our other pillows, would look like in your space, send us a photo and we'll do a free digital mock-up. Please reference the number of the combo (or name of the pillows) you would like to see.
If you haven't already be sure to also to get our handy pillow size cheat sheets by clicking below.
Sadly the Bark (brown) colorway of the beloved David Hicks La Fiorentina geometric print has been discontinued. If you've been eyeing this pillow, now's your time to get it! We still have some remaining, but once they're gone, they're gone. Photos below of a chic bedroom designed by one of our customers, Paloma Contreras.
Recently we had the honor of seeing our pillows featured in the print magazine Style at Home, as part of a story showcasing the chic home of interior designer Sarah Walker. She had transformed the living room and other spaces within the main floor as part of the One Room Challenge. Below is a look:
I love how Sarah combined various patterns without making the space feel overwhelming by differing the scale and sticking to a consistent color palette.
The perfect coffee table accessories: a beautiful tray, a luxury candle, an organic element and fresh flowers.
The classic Leopard Velvet pillow (size 20x20) adds the perfect touch of animal print.
The metallic Kubus Argent pillows (size 20x20) on the two accent chairs are a luxurious accent.
The clear acrylic ghost chairs are a modern complement to the rustic wood table.
A colorful fresh floral arrangement makes a beautiful dining table centerpiece.
The magazine feature:
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photographs of Sarah's home by Larry Arnal
Photography by Tessa Neustadt
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photo credit: Janis Nicolay
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Today I'm sharing with you a couple of favorites from the portfolio of the Dallas based decorating firm, The Interior Stylist. Owner Brooke Cariker Inabnett, creates sophisticated spaces with an emphasis on clean lines layered with modern, personalized touches.
For more, head on over to her website!