Last week, I was chatting with Donna of Fabricadabra via email about some of the new things in her shop. She mentioned some new African pillows. Well, kuba fabric automatically popped into my brain. For years now, it's been all the rage.
But she was actually referring to these very cool wax print pillows. They are created with a technique using wax to design a pattern on the fabric that is then dyed different contrasting colors. These pillows are so intricately designed, and the vibrant colors offer real impact in a space. Oddly enough, the Dutch have dominated the market in producing these (even regions of Africa covet the Dutch produced versions). So, I hopped on line to take a look.
Each one is like a little piece of artwork! The handmade nature of the pattern gives each pillow a one of a kind feel. These chic, hip, ultra bohemian pillows are also popping up in Elle Decor as well as a few on line magazines which makes them my trend spotting item of the week!
Here are my favorites from Fabricadabra.
Now, for a little room inspiration . . .
This is the home of fashion model Eugenia. It was photographed by the talented Ricardo Labougle. I love the modern artwork, neutral sofa and those gorgeous pillows.
The wax pillows really seem to work well with Scandinavian design.
This is an image from the latest TradHome online magazine. Love the pillows coupled with the sofa. That one long cushion on the sofa in a fretwork pattern is singing to me!
This is from Lonny online magazine. Do you see those pillows in the acrylic swing?!
Again, the most recent issue of Lonny. Do you see the trend?!
This is a second shot of Eugenia's living room. Love the purple fabric in those grayish wooden arm chairs.