33 responses

  1. Lily Lemontree
    April 14, 2010

    I must say what lovely taste in pillows, especially the monogrammed one, just love it!
    As always, spot on with your picks!

  2. Semi Expat
    April 14, 2010

    Love your pillow (or as we say in England, cushion!) selection – my favourite is the monogrammed one too… – just so smart and very classic. x

  3. Jan
    April 14, 2010

    Why would I not put a monogrammed pillow in the living room? Not that I have any throw pillows there, because the dog would just sleep on them and, consequently, shed all over them.

  4. Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle
    April 14, 2010

    I love that white on white pillow. Sadly mine are all covered in cat hair too.

  5. LPC
    April 14, 2010

    Jan, I suppose because monograms are either a) to tell people who don't know you who you are b) return a comforting reassurance of your identity. In one's living room, presumably anyone invited would know who you are, and it feels too intimate to be reaffirming one's identity in a room used to entertain others.

  6. materfamilias
    April 14, 2010

    Fun! And thank you for the pronunciation lesson on chaise longue. It's rather a pet peeve of mine, being corrected for saying it properly. Tend to try to avoid the term entirely but that can be comic and generally my avoiding description leads directly to someone saying, "Oh! you mean a chaez lounjjjje"! Eeeek!

  7. DocP
    April 14, 2010

    There are sofas that lack pillows???

  8. Mrs. Sitcom
    April 14, 2010

    I love this post! I'm currently in the middle of doing my own 'pillowation' (LOVE that word! I'm keepin' it!) and it is SO. MUCH. FUN. Definitely going for a mix of sturdy and whimsy, with of course some color rumpus thronw in for good measure. PS I felt compelled to do a shout-out to the 'No (Ooooo-OOOH!) upon sight of the Fresno pillow, even though I have no connection to that specific city….

  9. Deja Pseu
    April 14, 2010

    My grandmother was a needlepointing factory, so growing up we had several of her pieces that had been made into pillows.

    Love "Fresno." What a riot! (I may have to take up needlepoint again…)

  10. Patsy
    April 14, 2010

    I currently need pillows! On my bed and bedroom arm chair. In yellow.

    Well, maybe need is a little strong…. I want yellow pillows.

  11. JMW
    April 14, 2010

    Love the monogram pillow. I think I need to order one for my bedroom…

  12. lauren
    April 14, 2010

    how do i love thee, throw pillows? we removed some of the standard issue pillows on our new sectional so that we'd have more room for randoms. and random they are; at present our seating features a pendleton san miguel, a black scorpion painted on linen, a green hable construction number (you'd be fond of hable, i think, LPC), and some mysterious red silk thing from one kings lane.

  13. Vintage Simple
    April 14, 2010

    Oh, I love the people pillows..! Sweet *and* ironic (or not, as you said). Genius.

    I hope this little note finds you well, dear.


  14. f8hasit
    April 14, 2010

    I too, have a thing for throw pillows. It can amzingly change the entire feel of a room! I just bought some yummy silk shantung ones in bright colors for spring.

    Now if I could just get my dog to not love them as much as I do…

  15. thepreppyprincess
    April 14, 2010

    Who knew Pottery Barn did that? And so elegantly as well, this is a good tip Miss Privilege. And we adore Mr. Adler's pillows, it is amazing we haven't purchased any yet.

    Love this post!

  16. julia::ordinarysaturdays
    April 14, 2010

    Thanks for the pillow love, LPC. I can't imagine a sofa without pillows. Squashable, nap-able, usable pillows.

  17. Lindy
    April 14, 2010

    I love the blue and white pillow. It reminds me of your favorite shirt.

  18. Maureen@IslandRoar
    April 14, 2010

    I love pillows and come from a long line of pillow-loving people. Great ideas!

  19. Anonymous
    April 14, 2010

    Gramman usage – a new subject that I would like you (LPC) to occasionally address. I am sorry this did not occur to me when your survey was open. I'm sure there are high-WASP conventions!

    I was struck by the following phrase. "That did not use to be the case." The way you used "use" has long been a pet peeve of mine, but I have been unable to locate the rule behind my opinion. My soluntion has just been to avoid the sentence structure, as in, "Formerly, this was not the case." Or, "This is a recent development." But your use of it makes me think I must be incorrect, since my impression is that your grammar educuation came from actual formal instuction and mine came piece-meal through occasional quality school and a life-time love of quality writing.

    Care to take this up?

  20. metscan
    April 14, 2010

    My sofa has 0 pillows. Instead, I have have a largish fur throw on it, in a `seemingly´careless way. I used to have pillows, but then there was no room for sitting, without removing the pillows somewhere. This started to bug me aesthetically so much, that I threw the pillows away. I do, however, have pillows I like, but not on the sofa we now have.

  21. Sydney Shop Girl
    April 14, 2010

    I love the idea of cashmere cushions especially!!

    SSG xxx

  22. Paula
    April 15, 2010

    ah, pillows! I like to add Josef Frank's design, available at Svenskt Tenn:
    "Svenskt Tenn is a company that has strong ties with its roots; in particular the legacy inherited from the founders, Estrid Ericson and designer Josef Frank."

    plus: Josef Frank in detail

  23. Jill
    April 15, 2010

    My addiction to pillows is renowned. It's getting ridiculous.

  24. Tish Jett
    April 15, 2010

    My pillow/cushion collection is obscene. My-Reason-For-Living-In-France likes to point out — not every night, but a couple of times a week — that he has to head into the bedroom 10 minutes before bedtime in order to unpile them. Of course they're arranged just so.

    My best friend from childhood — who always has her houses professionally decorated, right down to her "personal" collections — passes her time whopping her pillows in the center to give them that perfect pitch or whatever.

    We're well-pillowed over here, including a needlepoint with dogs and one I gave my daughter who left it in her room that said: "If At First You Don't Succeed, Do It The Way Your Mother Told You." I thought it was hilarious. (At least it makes me smile when I see it in her room when she's thousands of miles away.)

    Oh yes, as you can see: Loved this post.

  25. Poppy Buxom
    April 15, 2010

    The correct High WASP sofa (not couch) has pillows needlepointed by the lady of the house.

    The incorrect High WASP sofa, i.e., mine, has correct needlepoint pillows done by my correct mother, as well as very incorrect pillows needlepointed by someone in a developing nation. And tapestry done by some machine somewhere.

    Honestly, there's no hope for me. I'm NQOKD.

  26. Duchesse
    April 15, 2010

    What fun, L! Pillows make marvelous house gifts (given that you know the decor). I'd take the Bengali one for a kids' room or beach house in a flash!

  27. the gardeners cottage
    April 15, 2010

    Hi LPC,

    Ahhh, pillows. They drive me craaaazy! Why? God only knows. But for the life of me I can't ever find ones that I love. I have a ridiculous amount of pillow covers and I like them all but don't love any of them. This keeps me on the never ending search for more. I seriously need an intervention. A 12 step program maybe? One day I'll get it right.


  28. the gardeners cottage
    April 15, 2010

    p.s. ~ I couldn't help but notice that the anon commenter and his/her pet peeve about correct grammar, incorrectly spelled the word grammar!

  29. Queen of Cashmere
    April 15, 2010

    Hi Lisa, thank you for making the QoC monogram pillow (or cushion in English) the headliner! I can sleep happy tonight.
    By the way, the Pasha is available in a inclined, I can e-mail you an e-shade card and selection of over 45 colors of which only a few are available at saks.com. If anyone is so change the saks order from the back end… we aim to please.

  30. LPC
    April 16, 2010

    Caron, you're welcome. And thanks everyone for the pillow recommendations.

  31. Kate
    April 17, 2010

    And thank you from me, too, Lisa! Very exciting that someone else is as excited as I am about that purple zipper!

    July 10, 2010
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