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Inspiration Friday: Decorative Designer Throw Pillows

Hi Readers,

Throw pillows are a great way to easily add interest and breathe new life into the decor of any living space.  In this weeks Inspiration Friday post we’ll take a look at some spectacular designer throw pillows and give tips on how you recreate the look of these gorgeous accent pillows.

By the way, if you’d like to contact any of the interior designers whose work is featured in this post, just click on the image to go directly to their site.

You don’t have to be a dog lover to appreciate this Yorkie Pillow. Here the designer used a vintage embroidered fabric and 3″ Gold Tassel fringe to create this classic look.

If you are lucky enough to own an embroidery sewing machine, you too can create this look. First you’ll need to select the picture that you would like to use. If the image is already in digital format (jpeg, png, etc) then you just need to make sure that you save it in the correct format that your sewing machine can read then embroider the design on your fabric.

Click here for step-by-step dircetions on how to make a custom embroidery machine pattern.

What little girl wouldn’t love to have a couple of throw pillows like this in their bedroom?   This is a fun & creative design was created by Maggie Hunt. Here the she used bold colored silk dupioni and accented the design with a frilly eyelash fabric fringe.  To give the center of the flower more of a 3-d effect she used the same eyelash fabric fringe in a contrasting color.

These silk pillows are trimmed with jasper red silk, gold cord and freshwater pearls.

This elegant look was achieved by using velvet upholstery fabric 3/8″ gold poly check cord with edge and luxurious gold tassels. In this case it’s the use of high-end decorator fabrics and sewing trims that makes this simple bolster pillow a one of a kind masterpiece. Click here, for step-by-step directions on how to create a simple bolster pillow like the design above.


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3 responses

  1. Very neat pillow ideas. Anxious to try some of them.

    February 21, 2011 at 12:56 am

    • Yeah me too! And even though I’m not lucky enough to have an embroidery machine, I’m planning on making a pillow with my dogs motif using hand embroidery. If you do try any of these designs let me know how you make out 🙂

      February 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    • your site!

      February 21, 2011 at 7:37 pm

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