With the holidays knocking, it’s time to think about gathering friends and family to celebrate the season … and of course about the gifts that we all love to give … and receive! Thoughtful and sentimental offerings let people know you think of them throughout the year, but what about the place you love most…your home! Here’s what’s topping the inspired gift lists of impeccable residences this gift-giving season:
Stylish sofas can’t get enough of dazzlingly detailed pillows! Artisanal hand-crafted embellishments lend a worldly vibe, hand beading nods to stylish sophistication, and appliqué brings tactile and visual texture…jewelry for all your upholstered pieces.
Beds revel in layers upon layers… and your holiday guests will appreciate the added warmth of a place to repose with duvets elegantly covered and matelasse crisply complementing bed tops. And no bedscape can resist the gift of accenting shams!
The front door deserves all the attention at Christmas! But why stop with a beautiful wreath? 2 x 3 accent rugs are the perfect way to welcome guests, accent the craftsmanship of your home’s entry, corral snow and debris, and convey the personality of your home. And they are easy to change by season….or your mood!
No home would be complete at the holidays, or the whole winter through, without a luxurious throw ( or three or four) to accent furniture in any room, and banish chills all season long.
Easy accents, these are the gifts your home will welcome all year.
Pillows are an easy way to update a living room sofa or a bed’s pillowscape. It’s fun and fresh to seasonally change out your furniture and bed’s “jewelry”…just like you might your own. Let’s take a peek at some of your home’s most coveted trinkets and baubles.
Contrast and visual interest can be amplified by use of a single color story across varied coordinated designs.
Artisanal hand-crafted attention to detail creates a curated and worldly one-of-a-kind look
Monochromatic patterning creates coordination, depth, and unity
Velvet adds a warm and elegant feel
Motifs add a sense of whimsy and spark great conversations………and make great gifts! Have fun with pillows this fall, and pile them on for comfort, color, and texture as we begin to spend more time indoors.
Don’t forget all decorative pillows are 20% off & select pillows 50% off during our Columbus Day Sale… Through October 12, 2016.
Use a specific color in the pillow to tie it back to your bedding for a coordinated look, or use the pillows to anchor the bed in the room by bringing the wall color onto the bed’s pillowscape. Either approach will make the bed the center of attention.
Stacking or propping up decorative pillows into the mix of sleeping pillows on the bed adds depth and visual interest. There is no wrong approach. Pillows can be added in even numbers, or odd. Layer them on with smaller sized pillows toward the front.
The same color principles apply when accenting a living room sofa. Pillows will help to make upholstered pieces a part of the room, reflect your personal style, and can easily change seasonally. There are a few logical rules that will help you select the right quantities.
Think of pillows symmetrically, where each side of the sofa should be balanced with a complimentary number of pillows.
Sectional sofas are trending. They have their own special 7 pillow approach.
Think 2 – 3 – 2…
We understand how Monet could become so obsessed! Water lilies have been a source of inspiration for centuries, their floating beauty offering a sense of calm, and an opportunity for reflection. Their colors and aquatic environment create dream-worthy moments, and were the spark of inspiration behind our water lilies hand-made rug and decorative pillow.
One of the earliest plants to ever flower, water lilies are considered the “missing” link between flowering and non-flowering flora, and have a number of interesting traits that species the world over share:
Water lilies live only in fresh water. Ideal conditions include a depth of 18 to 24 inches, and relatively still conditions making ponds, streams, and the edges of deeper lakes their ideal habitats.
Long stems anchored in the soil beneath the water attach to large leaves, or pads, and furnish nutrients to the plant. These lily pads create a floating canopy of green designed to collect sunlight for photosynthesis while providing shade for fish, and a resting spot for frogs and dragon flies.
The lily flower develops underwater, and when ready to open, emerges between the pads and floats on the water’s surface. The flower opens in the morning and closes at night for three days, then dies. Other water lilies in more tropical regions will replicate this same cycle and duration, with the difference being their blooms emerge at night as the sun goes down, closing the following morning.
Nautical looks return perennially letting us know summer has made its anticipated comeback. From US Olympic uniforms and fashion to home décor, the look is universally popular because of its clean, crisp, and classic feel. Whether sea-side or in the city, the nautical look is an easy to love…and just as easy to introduce in your home. Here are five quick ways to evoke a surf-side feel.
Layer on the stripes. Stripes are the foundation of nautical fashion, and striped accent pillows are the fastest way to add pop to upholstered furniture or any seating area.
Feature white and blue rugs. When it comes to nautical style, white and blue are the power couple. Add in some cool gray, and you have the makings of the perfect coastal color palette.
Express yourself with motifs. Whimsical Motifs express who you are, and start great conversations. Our Sealegs accent rug will add character to any room.
Hand-tied detailing. Hand-tied knots served sailors for generations…and add visual interest and texture.
Pantone, the color standard specialists to the creative industry, announced nine key color palettes that will be significant in home and interior design elements throughout the remainder of this year, and into 2017.
Little did we know, our all-new Water Lilies rug is the embodiment of the Day Dreaming palette, described as “a series of pleasant thoughts that distract our attention from the present”. Featuring Serenity (pale blue) and Rose Quartz (pale pink), Pantone’s co- colors of 2016, this home design palette reinforces the significance of pastels in interior design including paint hues, accents, textiles, appliances, and of course…rugs. Punctuation colors included in this on-trend palette include Blue Glow, Nile Green, Plein Air, and Yellow Iris.
We all love spring, and its annual promise of a return to slamming screen doors, long lazy days, and a cool drink on the porch. Summer is a care-free time, and that casual feeling translates into the design style that will highlight the coming months. Here are the 4 trends for warm weather, and there is seasonal fun for everyone.
Nautical nods. By land or by sea, summer is the season to pull out all the sea-side stops!
Bright, BRIGHT, B R I G H T S. Don’t be shy when it comes to color. Summer is the time to let your inner preppy shine.
Make a statement with motifs. Summer is the time for light-hearted fun, and a themed rug adds interest in a snap.
Outdoor living. Barefoot –friendly and easy-care polypropylene rugs visually ground outdoor furniture on a porch or deck. They brighten transitional high-traffic areas while simultaneously collecting the errant beach sand we all secretly love!
Decorative pillows add a dash of wow and visually pull together furniture in a room. They quickly transform a bed, chair, or sofa from ho-hum to yum, and provide a place for weary heads to rest..
Placing accent pillows requires following a few simple rules…your own! We love being symmetrical and balanced one day, tossed together the next…accent pillows make it easy to bring your personal style to life.
We have collected some of our favorite studies in symmetry for your inspiration…and contrasted them with a group of perfect pairings that coordinate, but don’t matchy-match. No matter your style, pile on the pillows for texture, visual impact, and a comfy landing spot.
To see artisanal detail that makes Company C pillows so unique, click here.
[teks-cher] : Texture defined is the visual (and especially tactile) quality of a surface. While color is important to innovative room design, texture plays an equally important role in creating spaces that are both personal and memorable. Texture’s importance to interior design elevates when rooms and their pieces are composed of neutral and like-toned monochromatic elements. Without texture, these rooms feel sterile and starved for visual depth. Surface qualities, while complex in design theory, can be distilled down to two basic thought processes which are easy to understand.
Smooth and Shiny Textures:
Reflect light and feel cooler
Make objects seem visually lighter
Are more modern and sleek in appearance
Rough and Matte Textures:
Absorb light and feel warm
Gives an object more visual weight
Are more casual and inviting in appearance
It’s easy to add texture and warmth to a space that feels visually empty. A woven throw and accent pillows in velvet (See our Larissa pillows in all the right colors) add welcome and visual dimension to a couch or chair. Embroidered detail and European linen create casually elegant texture in our Echo collection for the bed and windows. Bare wood floors are highly reflective, and given their smooth and uniform finish, often feel visually cold. The floor is a great place to anchor the room in texture. This season we have used bamboo-viscose in dressier rug designs, including our exciting Echo rug. The modern geometric design of this textural piece is punctuated by a high –to –low cut and loop pile of wool and bamboo viscose. The bamboo viscose brings shimmer and shine to the design……and takes the texture to another level!
Designs for Colorful Living. At company C, these are the words that define as a company, and guide everything that we design. Each December, we eagerly await the announcement of the color of the year from the authorities at Pantone…..the world-recognized standard for color consistency in design, and the international proclaimers of annual color trend. From rug and textile design to the clothing you will be seeing at your favorite retailer, Pantone’s color decree shapes the coming seasons. This year was especially exciting as Pantone announced two influencers: Rose Quartz and Serenity. This is the first time that a pair of colors has been named. For 2016 and beyond, pale pink and soft blue will subtly influence everything in the market from shirts to mixers, and of course, home décor.
The people at Pantone live color as much as we do……they debate shades of blue to ensure that anyone can differentiate between navy, indigo, and cobalt hues. But how does Pantone predict the color(s) that will influence design? Here are the high notes:
International fashion runways set the pace. From Paris to Milan and New York, Pantone will study color trends during fashion weeks, and how those hues are translating onto the street and into real life.
Art collections that are travelling with heavy publicity influence the color selection process, as do trends in the auto industry. Pantone looks for color messaging across varied and diverse touch points to find color commonality, and from there establish direction and inspiration.
Color(s) of the year are selected to reflect the collective mood of the times, and as a result these are the colors expected to resonate with customers.
As rose quartz and serenity begin to enter into your product selection process, remember that throughout the season their hues and color values will be adjusted by designers to meet interpreted consumer response. And if you hate soft pink and pale blue? You only have to wait eleven more months to learn what Pantone will fancy for 2017!
Check out some of our new spring products that features these hues…