It’s no secret that I’m digging animal accents for 2013 (just check out the DHome and Shoebox Decor articles) and I am so excited to finally share these custom Belgian Nubby Linen pillows with the embroidered rams head.
First, a little background info about this project. The concept was directly inspired by the client’s zodiac sign, aries. She has a few special pieces of jewelry and accessories that she’s collected over the years. We though it would be fun to incorporate this into the space, but didn’t want it to scream “zodiac sign.”
The custom-made pillows from Ankasa used a special embroidery technique to create the stunning 3D effect. These are the initial sketches of the concept for the pillows. Pictured below is the strike off that we approved for the final design.
And here’s the finished product: a chic interpretation of the aries sign. I love how this represents something near and dear to the client’s heart and creates a one-of-a-kind animal accent (one of my very favorite trends for 2013).
Sachin and Babi have been one of the most sought-after design teams for over a decade. I have been a huge fan of their clothing and have recently become an even bigger fan of their home line ANK Embroideries, where they design and manufacture designer and couture embroideries, and Ankasa, their luxury home furnishings brand.
Their elaborate textiles and embroideries have since been used by the industry’s most esteemed fashion houses, including Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Yves Saint Laurent and Nina Ricci. And now, those gorgeous textiles can be found in stunning pillows, bedding, tote bags and now a fabric line for Beacon Hill.
I love the transition they have made from fashion to fabrics! Gorgeous detail is what sets this line part and we are so excited to have some of Ankasa’s pieces at Shop Ten 25! I love seeing their clothing influence their home collection, its about time we didn’t have to wait to have high fashion in our closet and in our living room at the same time!
Burnt Sequin Panelled Pillow Leather Circle Pillow Julia Top
Dome Spiral Pillow Hollywood Pillow Zermalt Jacket
Chevron Striped Sequin Pillow Chrystler Pillow London Blouse with Sequins
I am finally back from my mini-vacation in NYC and am so excited to share a few of the wonderful things I was able to see. I love visiting the city and this time I was able to catch up with great friends, See The Giants beat the Redskins, catch a show on Broadway and shop with one of my best girlfriends of course! I also had time to stop by one of my favorite pillow designers, Ankasa. I recently added their gorgeous pillow line to The Shop but seeing the entire line in their Soho shop was beyond blissful!!! There is something about a huge wall full of pillows, over stuffed beds, lots of sequins and chic vignettes that make my heart race! Here are a few pics from my visit to the shop.