Tuesday, February 2, 2010

NYIGF Report: Pillows on Parade

I toured the New York International Gift Fair on Sunday with my friend and fellow designer Kevin Isbell as well as my friend Kelly Reynolds from Hello Robertson and Carleton V. We joked that looking for really interesting and unique items was like looking for a needle in a haystack but one booth that made us stop dead in our tracks was Julian Mejia Design. His Liberty print pillows above are so beautiful yet simple that I wonder why I've never seen them before! I've always loved Libery and I actually owned a dress from J.Crew many years ago that was made from the same yellow and aqua sunflower print on one of the pillows above! He also designs lovely placemats and napkins too. Definitely check him out!

I wish I had taken more photos of pretty pillows at Dransfield & Ross but this silk pillow above gives you an idea of their beautiful designs! Pillows are always a great way to change the design of a room without spending a lot of money.

Oomph was the big hit at the NYIGF in August and they are back this time with some new table designs and colors but their pillows also have a lot of oomph.

The Oomph pillows come in many great colors, patterns and styles including the fun lobster print.

The Design Legacy booth was huge and full of fun finds but I really liked their botanical print pillows and chair.

If none of those pillows float your boat, you can always check out the embroidered styles over at Jonathan Adler. Funny how all of the sudden I feel ready for nap!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

16 comments:

Dweller-Carly said...

I'm loving that lobster pillow!

Jane Schott said...

Thanks for the coverage of the Gift Show in NYC. I could not make it this year and you certainly gave me a good taste of what are the new trends.

Interesting designs and colors for the next season it seems...I appreciate your coverage.

I am going back to the drawing board for my next Empress of The Eye Pillow Collection.

Practical Princess said...

I thought I was only the who loves pillows! Great post!

Starfish and Sundresses said...

I completely drool over Oomph's pillows and tables! Sigh, someday..

chichunters said...

i love the pillows. thanks for the post as i am on the market for pillows right now.

i am thinking of getting some from the florence broadhurst collection.

www.chichunters.blogspot.com

style chronicle said...

My friend and I were just saying how hard it is to find ready made pillows that we actually like! We knew they existed somewhere but we had yet to come across them. Thanks for sharing these and let us know if you come across any others!!! It IS like searching for a needle in a haystack!!

Karena said...

Design Legacy's botanical chair is gorgeous! Love the great pillow selection as well. Thanks Heather!

Jessica Claire said...

I love Oomph's tini tables - so cute and petit!

The Buzz -Diane James Home said...

Aren't Julian's pillows the greatest - the Liberty print ones are exclusive to Barney's for the spring.
- The Buzz -

Tammy@InStitches said...

It's interesting to see how popular geometric print pillows are lately. I love to make pillows and post about them all the time. Thanks for sharing.

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

Ahhh amazing - I LOVE pillows! I am trying to prevent my purchasing of them from spiraling out of control... damn you One Kings Lane!

Cheers,
Alaina

Traci Zeller Designs said...

Loving the Oomph pillows ~ thanks so much for sharing, Heather!

honey living said...

so pretty - i just love pillows

Cherish said...

WOW, I love that Dransfield & Ross silk pillow with the chickadees, it's sooooo pretty. Just checked out their website as well, and they have an amazing range of pillows and bedding available through Neiman Marcus. Although I've always sewn my own pillows, but now I'm tempted to splurge on one or two of these. Seriously, it's like art for your sofa.

Turner & Co. said...

Great pics! NEED to have the Jonathan Adler tennis racquet cover! NEED not want! keep up the great blog-we xoxoxo you.

Sandra said...

I love the post - is currently on "pillow hunt" myself, so it was nice with some inspiration.

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