10 Designers Share Their Favorite Throw Pillows

10 Designers Share Their Favorite Throw Pillows

summary Turkish Style

We all affection toss pads — yet we don't love them similarly. Ten designers posture with their top choices and reveal to us the history behind these greats.

Turkish Style

Turkish Style

"My most loved pad is madefrom a mid 1900s Turkishsuzani part. It goes onthe couch in my living room,and however I've had it for quite a long while, not a day passes by that I don't gaze at it and think how cool it is. It's complicatedly weaved and has the most lovely adorned periphery."- SCHUYLER SAMPERTON

Map Motif

Map Motif

"I first go for basic upholstery, at that point lookfor pads that have identity. I lovemaps and globes, and I had been searching for a fun method to do that sort of theme on texture. This design was roused by a '50sGio Ponti vase in the state of a globe that I once observed at a bartering. There are actuallytwo of these pads in the living room. The other one demonstrates the Eastern Hemisphere.They sit on my two French Decoarmchairs. This seat is Buster's favoritespot. He roosts over the cushion lookingout at the squirrels." - PETER DUNHAM

Photo Transfer

Photo Transfer

"I purchased this photograph exchange pad by Lisa Pearl only fourteen days prior at Barneys. I'm into anything photorealistic nowadays. My new lineof backdrops is designed utilizing photos, as well. I simply adore how the lady looks — sort of like Grace Jones. Also, perhaps it is Grace Jones. I can't generally tell. I cherish the blue-silverbackground and the red, red lips and the huge size. I don't know why, butsomething about it felt a little naughty,and I chose that is exactly what my living room required." - BRETT BELDOCK

Punching Bag

Punching Bag

"I discovered this kiddiepunching sack years prior at anantiques advertise in Massachusetts and have utilized it as a toss cushion eversince. It influences an awesome support on the Victorian couch at my shoreline to house. Furthermore, it's an immaculate neck roll forlounging before the chimney on a frosty winter night."- ANTHONY BARATTA

Richie Rich Cartoon

Richie Rich Cartoon

"When it came time to choosepillows for my living room, Irealized that I had decoratedmyself into a corner. The palette is a blend of splendid turquoise, red, cab yellow, and high contrast. The main thing that appeared to fit were the comic book and toon characters I adored as a child. So I had our needlepointer makepillows of Popeye, Dagwood,and this one — Richie Rich. I cherish them." - WILLIAM DIAMOND

Early 19th Century Textile

Early nineteenth Century Textile

"I discovered this mid nineteenth century material in a bazaar inIstanbul and had it madeinto a pad for my casualand agreeable sittingroom. It was initially a pairof pants, presumably worn bya serve in the entourage ofthe sultan. He should havebeen sort of a dandy, isn't that so? Ilove the multifaceted design of the goldand silver weaving overthe velvet striped silk. Itreminds me of a wonderful progress, one that now lives on in my apartment." - MONA HAJJ

Shimmering Gold

Shimmering Gold

"I cherish the effect of strong shading. I don't generally gofor design. These are produced using a silk taffetathat I grabbed at the Marché St.- Pierre in Paris, where they offer bunches of overload. I cherished the goldcolor — it sparkles in light of the fact that the strings in theweave are of two somewhat unique shades. Ialso like cushions to be huge and delicate. These are 75percent down and 25 percent plumes, whichmeans they don't push you off the couch and you can truly settle into them. I locate that littler cushions regularly simply act as a burden."- MYRA HOEFER

Springhouse

Springhouse

"This pad was given to memany years back by the womanwho ran the needlepoint shop at the Greenbrier resort, in West Virginia, where I've been the decorator for more than 40 years. It portrays the Springhouse there, which covers the acclaimed sulphurspring. The statue on theroof is Hebe, goddess of youth. I've been taking the waters there my entire profession. They've generally kept me roused and solid."- CARLETON VARNEY

Printed Silk

Printed Silk

"This printed silk lumbar pad sits on a slipperchair in my living room. Lumbar? Indeed, that is whatI call this shape. I cherish the vivid, dynamic floralpattern. It would seem that an intense, realistic, eye-catchingrendition of disguise, which strikes me as funny.I didn't realize what I would do with it, however Itossed it on that seat and it just worked perfectly.I would love to discover a greater amount of this texture — there's atag on the pad that says it was made in France — so on the off chance that anybody out there knows where I can discover it, please let me know!"- TODD KLEIN

Lilac Ikat

Lilac Ikat

"When I saw this verybright lilac ikat pillowin a shop, it hopped outat me: ideal for mybed! My headboard isupholstered in a palerlilac and this material isjust so lively, I knew itwould bring that fabricto life. I at that point did themonograms on the bedlinens in a similar shading."- PALMER WEISS

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