Great cushions for great occasions
Versatile and incredibly useful, cushions are one of those interiors accessories that are often ignored but can turn a space from cold to cosy or lifeless to luxurious. They come in all shapes and sizes, offer a broad variety of different aesthetics and finishes and are a really simple way to bring something different to a room without breaking the budget. So, what are the choices?
Fogarty is a quietly luxurious brand that has developed its offering over more than a century. Cushions from Fogarty are produced using luxe fibres, feathers and traditional craftsmanship and are designed to be practical as well as aesthetically pleasing. The Zenia Pillow is a textural dream with its ruffled detailing and comes in a vibrant range of jewel bright shades. It’s the perfect refresh for tired interiors and adds personality to even the most average furniture.
Romo dates back to the Edwardian era – it was established in 1902 by Robert Mould, who gave his name to the company. The brand produces exceptional interiors accessories that trace its roots back through the ages with delicate artwork and exquisite fabrics and finishes. The Black Edition Jessica Zoob Pleasure Gardens Frost Flower Cushion is a gorgeous piece of textural art displaying the work of contemporary impressionist Jessica Zoob. The light design and gentle colours feature lotus flowers printed on linen, inspired by the artist’s Asian travels.
Simple and elegant, the furniture and soft furnishings produced by Voyage Maison have a classic feel but a modern finish – the ideal aesthetic for the contemporary country home design scheme. Hand painted prints and pastel coloured fabrics bring a sense of high quality and lightness, and country themed motifs, such as pheasants and cows, are fun but beautifully executed. The Country Small Dogs Cushion is made in a crisp linen cotton featuring watercolour effect depictions of cute dog breeds and edged with pom poms.
The range from British designer Jan Constantine is stylishly patriotic, from depictions of Buckingham Palace to slogans of I love London. Designs are original and hand embroidered, produced with great attention to detail and designed to be an investment piece, one that can be passed down through the generations as ‘an heirloom of the future.’ Natural cottons, linens and wools are used to create these cushions, which have a wonderfully soft feel and a distinctive quirky character. The Battersea Power Station cushion takes a new look at one of London’s most iconic buildings, celebrating it in embroidery and appliqué with dramatic black stitching that is surrounded by an angular Art Deco frame, stitched in antique gold. How does it compare to the real thing?
Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff is viewed as one of the most commercially successful artists of all time and is particularly well known for his Chinese Girl painting. The Tretchikoff Monotone Chinese Girl Cushion showcases this stunning piece of 1950s artwork in textile glory, with the image digitally printed onto polytwill. Tretchikoff was known for his portraits, as well as still lifes and portrayals of animals. He was one of the first artists to sell reproductions of his work.