Say hello to one of my favorites decorators,
head of the SMW Design firm in San Francisco.
I saw this photo taken of him at the High Point
show this year and thought...
"now that is how you use a pillow."
It tucks under our arm.
Doesn't take up the entire chair.
It does what a pillow is meant to do.
When I saw this photo last month of Lee Radziwill and
how her sofa was set up and the pillows placed
in front of a straight back I loved it.
Doesn't she looked
content and comfortable?
When you look at this sofa it lets you
know that three people can enjoy this space.
The same treatment here.
Pillows send out signals about how the piece
of furniture should be used.
Of course, also for decorative elements, but
that should be secondary to the
element of comfort.
The sofa below says to me...
"I don't have room for you here,
space is taken."
Guests are nervous about pillows.
Can they be moved?
Will I disrupt the order?
How many people can sit here?
Is there room for me on that chair with
that big pillow?
This sofa set up makes
no sense to me.
This plays better, but I still think that it shouts,
"There is only room for one person here,
and you must sit in the
middle of the sofa."
This room says to me,
"there is space for two people
on the sofa."
Not scary to a newcomer,
yet screams good design.
This sofa is good looking and
Visitors see there is plenty of space,
the pillows are not too ridged
or fragile looking.
No one will ever really sit on this chair.
The depth left for sitting is minimal.
But I do appreciate the
look of the chair and the beauty of the
one of a kind pillow.
Nice to look at, but not for sitting.
I know this is just for styling,
but how crazy to have the pair of
pillows on the floor?
What would you ever use them for?
Lovely, but I would like to see the smaller pillows
in front of the larger pair
with the fringe.
A bit too severe in the karate chop look...
But, no trepidation here...well done.
Oh, the quandary of pillows!
They can provide comfort
add a punch to your home.