Busted…. I thought I was alone in the warehouse when unpacking our new pillows. I was startled by Chestnut Hall co-owner Michael Baty, “You look like a little girl on Christmas morning!” Truth is, I was so giddy he was probably right. And another truth is, I am going to have to take one or two home for myself.
Our embellished pillows and stools are inspired by Suzani designs from the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. Suzani textiles, often blankets, originated in Central Asia in countries such as Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and were commonly used for dowery. Bright colors, natural motifs and symbols of hope and happiness were often used, such as bold flowers and suns.
While referencing a rich history, these Suzani-inspired pieces with their bright, graphic patterns can add a modern touch, as well as a bit of luxury and a colorful pop, to most any room. Rich colors are earthy, warm oranges, pinks, rusty reds, grassy greens, peacock and turquoise blues. The textures couldn’t be finer starting with the plush down inserts of the pillows, with coverings made of linen and velvet with embroidery and the occasional sparkle.
We’ve dotted our showroom with these colorful gems. A few samples are below. Come by and see!