This spring, treat your sofa, hammock or overstuffed chair to a bright new pillow treatment that will liven your living space. Whether custom-made or "off the shelf," colorful, sturdy pillows in designs ranging from Victorian to Art Deco are sure to provide the kids with new ammunition for their next big pillow fight!
Get ready to wile away the hours this summer on the sunporch or hammock! Cushy throws by Accents de Ville are perfect for propping yourself up to read this season's best sellers. Rugged Indian cotton covers are removable for light cleaning. ($20) Comfort & Joy, Bethlehem. 610-867-9916.
Designed for Liberty Magazine in the 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright's "May Basket" and "Arizona Desert" prints were deemed too avante-garde by editors, and never appeared in print. Today, cotton woven tapestry style reproductions certified by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation grace carefully crafted pillows ($33). Strictly Mission, Coopersburg, 866-647-7466 (866-MISSION) or visit www.strictlymission.com.
Comfy & Custom Made
Add local flair to your home with Ingrid Heil's unique pillows. The Easton artisan's Victorian and country-themed prints, trimmed with a variety of fine fabrics and laces, are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Designs including "Toy Spaniel" ($65), "Silk Lady" ($95) may be found at Julie's Emporium, Easton, 610-262-6766. To view more designs, visit http://email@example.com.
Clean & Green
Local sister design team "In Theory" incorporates discarded clothing and textiles to create one-of-a-kind pillow designs. You'll sleep (and nap) better knowing your pillows help reduce waste in the environment. Individually priced in a variety of colors and textures, "In Theory's" designs are exclusively available at Home & Planet, Bethlehem, 610-866-7370 or visit www.homeandplanet.com.
Summertime and the Livin' is Easy
Dakotah "Barefoot" and "Beach Flip Flop" pillows will put you in a warm weather state of mind. Peaceful as a summer afternoon, playful footwear walks softly across sturdy cotton/poly fabric ($19.50 after Cocoon's customary 50 percent discount) at Cocoon, Wescosville 610-395-3995.