They haven’t always been in design favor, but throw pillows, when done right, can add warmth, color, and texture to a room like nothing else can. Six designers show us how.
At the legendary Miller House, in Columbus, Indiana, designed by Eero Saarinen and now under the stewardship of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the owners would switch out the pillows in the sunken living room seating area based on the season: reds for the winter and lighter pastels for the warmer months. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
Photo by: Leslie Williamson
For Brussels-based furniture designer Christiane Högner's apartment, inspiration comes less from glossy design mags than the castoffs she finds on the streets of Belgium. The Dad Pillows are the ideal stuffed shirts: throw pillows that have left the torso in favor of the sofa.Photo by Céline Clanet.
Photo by: Céline Clanet
Photographer agent and owner of Los Angeles–based Commune Images Sofie Howard and boyfriend Grant Shumate in the living room of her beachside trailer in Malibu, redone by Commune Design. The carpet-fragment pillows are from Commune, as is the table, designed by Joshua Tree–based sculptor Alma Allen.Photo by Spencer Lowell.
Photo by: Spencer Lowell
A Losanges rug by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, part of Nani Marquina’s 2011 collection, anchors the master bedroom of the rug designer’s Ibiza home. The kilim pillows, available online and in Marquina’s Barcelona shop, are by Philippe Xerri. Photo by Albert Font.
In southwest England, interior designer and avid furniture collector Kathryn Tyler built her home around the vintage pieces she’d amassed over a decade. In the master bedroom, the marigold-yellow-on-white throw pillows complete the room.Photo by Andrew Meredith.
Photo by: Andrew Meredith
Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith 2007