Shop Talk: Pillows That Pop!

Our most recent shopping exploits were fueled by a need to re-accessorize the furniture vignettes in the design studio for a video shoot we did for eHow. We wanted looks that would POP on camera and feel accessible to everyone. Our greatest find were some sets of pillows that really packed a punch with bright colors and graphic patterns.

The colorful Howell pillows from Crate and Barrel gave a bright new look to the sofa in my office. We also framed some original art prints I picked up earlier this year, and hung them salon style over the sofa with some other pieces we had in the studio.

In the bottom image you will see the Casablanca Pillow from west elm just peeking out to add a graphic punch to our “rustic loft” table setting.

Shopping Credits:

Top: Howell PillowHayward Pillow

Middle: Howell Pillow, Hayward Pillow, Favorite Throw

Bottom: Nuit DinnerwareOlivewood SpreaderNapkinPlacematCasablanca Pillow

Shop Talk: Green Tea and Honey Table

Jill and I went shopping this week looking for a new table setting for our window display. For months I’ve been wanting to create something from one of my Spring/Summer dreamboards called Green Tea and Honey. When I saw the super cute, embroidered dark green runner from Crate and Barrel I knew I had my starting point! I coordinated with these bright green napkins. From there we found these sweet bowls and glasses at Anthropologie. The white china with yellow gold rim was a total steal at Macy’s home department. We used the dark green Samoa plates from Crate and Barrel as chargers under the whole setting. The gold flatware is from West Elm. We made the flower arrangement from summer blooms from Trader Joe’s!

I love to mix formal and dressy pieces from a variety of sources to get a truly unique, custom table look. This setting shows just how affordable elegant style can be. Shop using the links below!

1. Samoa Dinner Plate 2. Doodle Green Runner 3. Flatware 4. Rona Bowls 5. Ashanti Glassware 6. Napkins 7. Charter Club Dinnerware