Spring Style For An Organized Home! Thursday, Apr 2 2009 

Stylish Organization

It’s officially Springtime…time to get organized and spruce up your home. Enjoy my edited collection of useful and stylish products that will have your home looking as good as you do!

Get inspired to store stylishly with Rhbabyandchild.com. The damask hat box set in silver sage is a lovely look in or out of the nursery. A lovely combination of dots and damask printed on paper will work well in many rooms of the home. Lovely on any shelf or stacked together on the floor. I can imagine rolling guest towels in one for the powder room or small soaps in another. Lovely and on sale for $48.99!

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I have always loved West Elm’s storage boxes. They are attractive and very useful for many purposes. Here is a collection of Office products that could really be used in any area of the home. The woven material will match with many decor styles from contemporary to the casually classic home. Pictured are a magazine butler….storage bin…photo box…..storage box…..file box and media box. Priced from $22 – $64 at WestElm.com

Contain that color while decorating your space! These heavy weight papered document boxes are pretty useful for many things. Store love letters…….children’s artistic endeavors photos…..cosmetics…belts….. anything that needs stowing in style. Chose a muted or eye popping design. Mix and match and hide the stash! $18 at SeeJaneWork.com

Joy Mangano Huggable Hangers Choose Your Rainbow 60 Pack

Huggable hangers! Probably the place that needs organization most in your home is a closet….any closet! Joy Mangano is making a fortune selling her “velvet like” skinny hangers. They instantly put your closet on a diet and give you so much more space. My home is filled with these little miracle workers. Though I admit that Joy’s presentation on these hangers will drive me up the wall with her style……her invention does work. Clothing stay on the hangers and off the floor! They are so thin that they take up less space……and their wide range of colors will compliment almost all color schemes of every home. They are guaranteed for life and not suppose to break. I have had about 3 hangers break out of the over $150 I have purchased. To be fair…..they were broken in a garment bag that was check thru the airlines. I think these are worth the afforddable price. HSN.com always have special offers and different configurations of the sets. Take a peak here and get that closet stylishly spruced up! HSN.com

Cool and contemporary……Dwell Studio’s canvas storage bins are great for so many purposes. Love the graphic print in chocolate ! Cleaning up becomes fun with a stylish solution like this! $88 at DwellShop.com

Imagine your own closet all dressed up in stacks of these heliotrope boxes with Dore trim! I think these are fabulous. made of foil…they will have your shelves shining with style. Available in three sizes and priced from $18 – $32 at bellocchio.com

Graphic Foldable Bin for Filing and Easy Storage!

These good looking storage bins will brighten up any space. They are foldable and collapse……and made of water resistant. My favorite is the French Twist in black and white. Line a shelf or a closet…..and hide the mess! $19.89 at Delight.com

Clean up that desk and get organized with style! File away those papers in these French inspired file folders. Choose the damask print or Napoleonic inspired Bee print. Either one would make a great gift to yourself or someone who needs a little style help. $19 at RoomServiceHome.

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No more dust bunnies under the bed! Hable Construction’s Hideaway Storage Bins stows your stuff in style. These durable steel framed bins work on shelves or under the bed. Perfect for linens….baby things…..socks….shoes…..or anything you want out of sight. $215 each at HableConstruction.com

Pails aren’t just for toting water. This baby pail in Pink Chocolate looks good enough to eat or store anything in. The pail has been handmade and applied with House Inc Fabric…..then sealed with a protective coating. Also available in baby blue. Darling for the nursery or even the laundry room! Originally $26 and now on sale for $13 at LaylaGrayce.com Thi link will take you to their entire collection of decorative pails.

Paperwork gone wild! Clean up your act and your desk with this set of fun file folders. The set of twelve are $19 at BallardDesigns.com


If your budget allows…..this is a good looking set of three storage boxes from Conran usa. They are made of rattan with woven colored plastic strips. If your home’s color scheme allows…….these are well suited to show off inside or outside the closet. $325 at Conranusa.com

When you run out of floor space……..head for the walls! The MOBOS modular storage bins are adorable in flower shapes. They also come in Octagon…..Hexagon….Square…etc. Eight fun shapes and 13 cool colors in all. They are hung on MOBOS mounting bars and become instant wall art! Made from recycled steel & non toxic rust resistant coatings. Fab for $36 a piece. The mounting bars are $20. Far less than a Picasso! exclusivelyhome.com

Kate's Custom Made Boxes, Green & Ivory Squares

Here’s a limited edition of good looking and handmade boxes…..for the home or office…. custom made for Kates Paperie. Green and ivory squares stylishly store papers…magazines…..bills…..and what nots. Nicely priced from $6 – $28 at katespaperie.com

Grid Wall Pockets from MIO

Don’t be hung up about a cluttered desk.  Look to the walls and these wonderful wall pockets for inspiration!  Made of die cut stitched recycled felt…….they will give your home or cubby at work a geometric contemporary look.  it sure would be nice to find a pen when you need one!  $70.00 at supermarkethq.com

More to come!

Pillow Talk! Wednesday, Jul 9 2008 

Please Visit My New Site DirectfromDeb.com For a new selection of great pillows!

I must admit, I am a bit pillow crazed! Pillows are an easy and sometimes affordable way to introduce color into your home, They are also an easy way to update your home when your budget doesn’t call for a complete re-do. No matter what your decorating style or lifestyle, I hope you find a pillow here that you can lounge on, live with, admire, and talk about.

Soft Rocks By Tanya Aguiniga

Rock on with Soft Rocks by Los Angeles artist Tanya Aguiniga. They are divine and oh so creative! Made from upholstery foam scraps, goatland wool and various wool yarns. Available in three sizes and priced from $50 – $150 at reformschoolrules.com Take 20% Off with Coupon Code: spring09 Expires April 17th.

Pierre Frey’s linens are luxe and lovely…always! The Gary cushion in pink and chocolate brown becomes a bon bon for the bed or sofa. Love the tassel and color combination! Made of cotton and bemberg-silk at $ 187.93 each. Find them at Artedona.

Give your room the Midas touch! Designed by Los Angeles designer IGE…….this feather and down pillow with metallic feather motif will really add a touch of glam to any piece of furniture. Luxe and very unique! $156 at StitchChicago.com

Aviva Stanoff’s pillows are always luxe and lovely. The Ivoire Collection is no exception. Hand dyed…painted…and etched…..one at a time. Both versions are made of silk and velvet. Sure to be as soft feeling as it is soft looking. Elegant for the blue and white decor or pair it with silver. 4250 each at Artfulhome.com Save 15% with Coupon Code: SPRING9. Expires March 31st.

Needlepoint Organza with Chartreuse Crystal Beads

Deborah Main Designs creates some of the most stunning pillows I have seen. Each is handmade from luxury fabrics and trims. The Needlepoint Organza with Chartreuse Crystal Beads is oh so elegant! The pillow is topped in organza over a rose colored cotton. Gorgeous ribbons from Paris and beads from India embellish this lovely pillow. Please take a look at a detailed photo at DeborahMainDesigns.com $450

Maritime Crisscross Rope Pillow

Give your decor a jaunty look with Williams Sonoma’s Maritime Pillow. Perfect for your boat…..summer home……or anywhere that needs a spring spruce up. Hard to tell by the photo here….it is a Navy Cotton Canvas with Ivory Linen pillow. A very sharp look. $88 at wshome.com

Roy Barloga Pillows

I think that the Roy Barloga pillows…..made exclusively for Hazelnut New Orleans…….are just fabulous! Roy is a noted photographer who has found a way to transfer his work to fabric. Three designs are available. Pictured is Audubon Fountain. You actually get two pillows in one……each pillow is backed in a cafe au lait toile. Add an artistic touch to your home for $92 at hazelnutneworleans.com

Oh be still my heart! These pillows are worthy of being the focus and design inspiration of an entire nursery around! They are gender neutral and well……wonderful! You can now get them for $25 each. Originally $75 at florahenri.com


I was thrilled to find the New York designer……Sylvie Guieysse Collection of fabulous pillows tonight! Her artistry is evident in each of her six collections of decorative pillows. Each pillow is a vibrant mix of color and pattern. Pictured above is The Geisha Pillow…part of the Retro Pop collection. It is made with a rich cotton velvet and toille. I love the mix of classic toille with a contemporary pattern. This pillow speaks style1 Priced from $0 – $80 depending on size. sylvie-pillows.com


From Sylvie Guieysse again! The Blanc Pillow….from the Couture Collection…. is really a work of art. Make a real statement in black and white felted wool and wool cotton velvet. It is both feminine and masculine…….making it perfect for any contemporary home or apartment. Priced from $70 – $100 at sylvie-pillows.com

Tea Ceremony

i can’t stop myself with Sylvie’s pillows! The Tea Ceremony pillow….from the Far East Collection…..is a pop of contemporary color. I imagine it a painting of wonderful Japanese lanterns. A lovely and lively accent for the home. $70 at sylvie-pillows.com

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If your personal style is more shabby chic than modern ……..Rachel Ashwell’s pillows might suit your decor. These two pillows will look great together. One in silk and the other in linen burlap…..the two textures play well together. Crown your sofa with The Gold Crown Pillow. The crown creates a touch of whimsy to your style. $165. The Vintage Bullion Pillow is a luxe look for any room. $125 Both can be found at ShabbyChic.com

Cashmere L-O-V-E Pillow

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The cashmere LOVE pillow! Yes….you recognize the 1964 design from Robert Indiana. The design is iconic and so is this pillow. Find someone to cuddle up with and enjoy the softness of cashmere and down. Made in Italy for Gumps.com $325

Yves Delorme Orange On Time Pillow

Talk about couch potato time! Add some whimsy and a bold splash of color with Yves Delorme’s Orange On Time Pillow. This pillow will make the entire room happy! $144 at GraciousHome.com

tin-stripe pillow cover

If you are looking to make a bold statement in color…..look no further than West Elm for the Tin Strip Pillow Covers! The uneven stripes and contemporary colors create an abstract aesthetic. Love the names of the colors…..horseradish…..cordovan……nile. The covers are silk and priced at $29 each. Down alternative inserts are $14 at WestElm.com

Eye Candy for the Couch! This bright and happy pillow in candy colors by Koko Company…….will add a whimsical touch to to many decor styles. It is made from Cotton Twill and priced at $110 at burkedecor.com

Add a bit of shine to your room with this faux leather Mosaic Pillow! it is stylish and contemporary in silver with scattered tassels of gold. It would be a glamorous touch to a neutral color pallet. Priced at $75 at DeeplyMadlyLiving.com

What a great look for a contemporary home! The color and texture of this felt pillow makes it a work of art. Created by Finnish born and London based designer, Anne Kyyro Quinn, the pillow is both tactile and comfy. Simply fab! $390 at RoseandRadish.com.

Overscaled Damask Pillow

Yellow and white Damask will bring a breath of Springtime into your home! Large scale damask in wool on pure linen pillows…….this pillow has a touch of whimsy about it. The pillows’ style will compliment any style of decor. I can imagine this pillow with a silver or gray sofa. Lovely! $88 at wshome.com

How to brighten up a tired sofa or chair! The Guild’s leather bolster pillows designed by Anna Millea are mod and marvelous! Hand painted on black or white leather…..they are finished with fun coordinating buttons at each end. $230 at ArtfulHome.com

Velvet XL Cushion

I am sitting in a red and black room as I type. The two colors are very energizing and romantic. This pillow would work perfectly in my room. Made of bespoke velvet with a screen printed black vintage pattern. It is extra large and 30″ x 30″ in size and $225 each. Lovely! EdenandEden.com

I love to visit The Silk Trading Company in Chicago.….it is one of my happy places. The colors and fabrics are so alive. They design great and affordable pillows, and The Julianne is just wonderful. The colors of Chocolate and Fuchsia create an sophisticated color story. The pillow has an incredible sheen. I can envision creating an entire room around this pillow! $73 at silktrading.com Also available in five other color combinations.

Aren’t these pillows just the best? The vibrant colors and sharp contrast of graphic design creates a very rich and modern look for any room in your home. They are all cotton canvas and hand silk screened. Available in a variety of sizes and patterns and priced from $65 – $115. For ordering information go to homehavennyc.com

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If you have an eclectic home or just enjoy fine art, perhaps you can appreciate the delightful Stig Lindberg “Pleasure Garden Pillows.” It is an original textile design by the talented Swedish artist. I found these pillows to be one of the best pillows on the marketplace. Available in three vibrant colorways, and specially priced at $49 at www.nova68.com Sofa Art!

I have long admired the Ann Gish line of bedding and accessories for it’s use of luxurious fabrics, and playful but elegant designs. Her Fancy Pants Pillows (great name) are perfect examples of the designer’s point of view. Made of charmeuse and just charming! Best of all they come in eight fanciful colors. Prices vary by size of pillow from $195 -$256 at heirloomironbed.com

Missoni Cushions & Poufs - Berlin

Black and White perfection! Love the Missoni Berlin Cushions. This pillow is very versatile as it reverses to each pattern pictured. Available in three sizes: 12×24″, 14×31.5″ & 16×16″ and priced from $199 -$270 at jreneeonline.com

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Get some style S.O.S with the MacKenzie Childs Dot Dot Dash Pillows! They are bold and bright in black and white with a dash of gold dutchess satin. They certainly will add pizazz to your black and white decor! priced $250 – $275 at mackenzie-childs.com

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If you are decorating a child’s room in toile……the Three Ziglets That’s Toile Name Pillow ……..is very well done. All are hand appliqued and custom made for your little one. Also available in chocolate and pink. $75.00 at tinytotboutique.com

Isn’t this pillow just fabulous? The Amy Butler Design Reversable Big Boxy 4 Pillow is actually two pillows in one! Pictured is the two sides of the pillow, both in pretty prints of 100% Cotton Sateen Nigella Home Decor Fabric. They are generous in size at 24″ x 24″ so they can be used both as a Floor Cushion or as a Decorative Pillow on the sofa or bed. Charming! $82 at amybutlerdesign.com

These Keshte Pillows by Ankasa are so alive with color, they will make any room a happy place. They are hand embroidered on a beige linen background. A few of these and you will transform your space into a tropical hideaway. Rectangular Pillow $292. 21″ x 21″ Square Pillow $282. Both at Vivre.com

There could be no more chic cushions than The Designer’s Guild Roquelaire Cushion! I am in pillow heaven with the rococo design and fabulous color stories! A luxe look for sure….there is nothing casual about these silk jacquard 18″ x 24″ with a tailored silk trim pillows. Pictures show the front and back image of each pillow $170 at DesignersGuildus.com

I selected Crate and Barrel’s Layla Pillow for those of you who are working with a neutral color pallet. Love that this pillow is a wool with felt circles. A good wool pillow is hard to find. The appliqued circles give it texture and depth. The insert is feather and down, so it will be comfy. One great pillow for the price. $59.95 at CrateandBarrel.com


Oooo LaLa! The Folies Bergeres Pillow certainly will add some spice to life at home! It is made of mixed wool and feathers. Sold at DeeplyMadlyLiving.com $135. Tres chic!

If you wish to accent your modern home with black and white, these Bliss Home pillows might be a terrific touch. Love the simple graphic images! Mixed together the two pillows create a soft artistic look to your bed or sofa. The Anis pillow with graphic single stem is $25. The Black and White Stitched Marcus Pillow is $15. Lots of style for the money. But wait! Use Coupon Code: luckybreaks12 for 25% Off everything at BlissLivingHome.com Offer expires August 31st

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If you are looking to infuse your home with a Victorian vibe that has a contemporary feel and color pallet, Lots Bleu’s pillows are just fab! They are all cotton with an embroidered foreground and silkscreened background. The colors are lucious and the inserts are down and feather. Best of all..they are on sale now from $40 – $52 at lotusbleudesign.com

I admire anything with embroidery on it. Just thinking about someone sitting down with needle and thread sewing something I might purchase, makes me smile. I also realize the amount of work and talent involved. The Kaleidoscope Embroidery Pillow is modern, fun, bright and cheery! it is $74 at spacify.com

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Michele Varian designs lighting handbags home accessories and best of all….decorative throw pillows. Her site offers so many outstanding designs it was hard to select just one style to profile. I chose the Obi Silk Charmuse Pillows because of their intricate beading and wonderful trims. Beading is hard to do without looking, well,…. cheap. These pillows are beautiful and stylish. A perfect way to add some glam to any room! Pillows come in Gold, Mauve, or Dark Green and are $248 except for the Pale Apricot Seqined Pillow which is on sale for $95. Click on each color link to go directly to that pillow. Michelevarian.com


It seems that I can’t get enough of Damask Pillows these days. I just had to post these pretty Palazzo Pillows. The jewel tones are gorgeous 100% silk and come in a generous 16 x 16 size for only $28.99 at Wrapables.com

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If You have a contemporary home and happen to be working with brown and blue, Jonathan Adler has designed some pillows for you! They each come in two sizes and are priced at $95 for Small and $175 for Large. Groovy! Agilestcollections.com

Artist Aviva Stanoff creates hand painted, etched, and dyed silk and velvet pillows, that are drop dead gorgeous. One of my favorites is the Eucalyptus design done in Smolder and Fuji. No two are exactly alike as they are each painted and made one at a time. Available in two sizes and priced from $190 – $250 at ArtfulHome.com

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Textiles > Oromono Sea Bloom Pillows

British designer, Kristy Ann Powell’s Oromono Sea Bloom Pillows, add a bit of organic beauty to your home. Love the three dimensional design and the classic color combinations. Made of English wool, these pillows are like art work for your sofa. $195 at lekkerhome.com

If you have a house at the shore or beach, or even if you wished you did, the ultrasuede Sea Motif Pillow Collection at Mecox is exceptional! Pillows are 22″ x22″ and stitched to perfection. $375 each. mecoxgardens.com

Go wild with decorating and John Robshaw’s Circus pillows! These handpainted pillows are distinctive and will add a touch of whimsy to your eclectic room. Priced from $115-$150 at JohnRobshaw.com

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A graphic image always makes a bold statement. If it happens to be done in silver embroidery on black velvet, the statement becomes a bit fancy. Even if your digs aren’t ornamental and palatial, an image of a chandelier will add a touch of whimsy to any room. $59.95 at ZGallerie.com

A pillow in bloom! The Jenna Pillow is a lovely pillow with a surprise. Beautifully hand sewn and deconstructed in light pink tweed menswear fabric. Soft vs Masculine. Love it! 18 x 18 and down filled for $75 at BlissLivingHome.com

Floral Cushion

If you have a modern sensibility and wish to add a jolt of color to your home the Floral Cushion from Eden and Eden might be perfect! Made of bespoke cotton with a velvet fuchsia reverse, it is both colorful and a soft touch for your interior space. $125 at edenandeden.com

This 20 x 20 inch pillow by Shuzy is chock filled with details! Made of silk with beige suede flowers and hand sewn beads, it is truly a work of art! On sale now for half price $65 at LibaStyle.com

More Stylish Pillows to come!