Decorative throw pillows are like little jewels in a room; they are the finishing touches that pull all the colors in a space together, creating a coordinated, designer look. But, they can get expensive! While there are many sources for inexpensive throw pillows – such as Pier One Imports and Target – finding inexpensive pillows made with designer fabrics is more difficult.
Thankfully, I recently found Pillows by Dezign! This company is based in Michigan and was the creation of interior designer Marian LaFrance-Silverman and her son. They offer pillows in many different sizes, including lumbar pillows and very wide bed pillows. Prices range from just $26 to over $120, depending on the size and fabric.
As a designer, I have ordered custom-made pillows for my clients in the past. It seemed that no matter what we did, the price always ended up around $150 per pillow. While that may seem like a high price to pay for a pillow, consider that the price includes the cost of at least 3/4 yard of fabric, the pillow form, labor to create the pillow and my profit. As you can see, the price of the pillows at Pillows by Dezign is quite reasonable!
Their site is easy to browse, and my favorite feature is the option to see the pillows on a sofa in the color of your own:
You can also select either a polyester fiber pillow form or one made with feathers/down. If you don’t see a fabric that will work in your room, they offer a custom option, as well. You can choose a fabric from a number of online sources and request a quote for your project. There is no longer a reason to settle for the same-old pillows everyone else has; take your $40 and spend it on something custom!