In this post: If you’re looking to infuse your home with unique character, try adding a romantic touch with handmade decorative pillow covers.⇒
Have you got any unmet goals you’ve been working on for years?
You know the type. Ideas swirling around your brain that you’ve worked out in great detail, over and over a million times in your imagination, but never quite got past the vision stage.
I’ve got one of those and you may be able to help me bring it to fruition.
For several years now I’ve been thinking about creating products for the home with my preferred French style in mind. When I shop for certain things like decorative pillow covers and more, I find it difficult to find just the right imagery that would work with my home. I know what I’m looking for, but I don’t see much with the right delicate touch or refined approach.
I enjoy having flowers in my home and aim to keep fresh ones in vases and containers all the time. But when it comes to floral prints, I try very hard to use a soft modern look. No huge over-the-top florals for me at this time because right now they’re feeling dated.
But oh how I love a lovely bloom presented on fine linen with a sweet simple message!
So I decided to create one.
Because I couldn’t find one to buy.
My graphic style is inspired by companies like D. Porthault and Fragonard of Paris. It feels French to me and a bit timeless.
I started with a beautiful 12” square white linen pillow with hemstitch edging and a custom polyfil insert. The quality is lovely and quite unlike the common polyester pillows you find all over the web.
You can see the Frangonard napkin that inspired this look above, placed under the teacup. It, too, has hemstitch edging and a delicate floral image. I bought it in France years ago and it’s part of my favorite napkin set. Whenever I see it, it takes me back to that beautiful French town and reminds me of a gentler way of life. One of the small pleasures I often talk about and value so much.
My modern French style borrows heavily from classic French Country, but it’s informed by a current and decidedly American lifestyle. I use a lot of whites and a clean uncluttered approach with lots of open space and a clear focus on what I find pretty.
And this is exactly how I approach my graphics as well. Clean. Simple. Uncluttered. Pretty.
So this is where you come in.
What do you guys think? Would you be interested in me creating home products like the pillow above? It would be priced in the $29-$39 range. Besides decorative pillow covers, I might add napkins, table runners, linen coasters and tea towels. I would start with this Valentine’s influenced “Peony Love” pillow and add styles seasonally or as inspiration strikes. Spring flowers, Easter imagery, fall and Christmas, too. I would even consider special order pillows for baby gifts and more.
Before I invest in inventory, I need your feedback. You are my people, the ones who share my taste and style. If you guys are interested, I’m ready to move ahead.
Right now I can fill orders on the “Peony Love” pillow on a made to order basis, so delivery would take about 2 weeks. I’m offering it to my readers for the introductory price of $29.99. You can click HERE TO PURCHASE from the first offering from my online shop. If enough interest is there, I’ll expand my Designthusiasm Shop.
And now it’s your turn to tell me about your dream. What goal have you been working towards or thinking about for years? Perhaps I can inspire you to realize it like my prospective little online shop!
Decorative Pillow Covers Source List
Click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options.
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- French bergère chair
- Blush luster velvet pillow
- Ruffle throw
- Flemish side table (similar)
- Silver teapot
- Pink vintage teacup
- Leopard print rug
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