The Product: Kashmiri crewelwork cushions in teal and lime
These crewelwork cushions in teal and lime feel smart, eclectic and modern. The cushions are made from a dynamically-patterned, hand-embroidered panel of Kashmiri crewelwork, sourced in India. The geometric triangles are energetic and colourful.
It’s always a delight when we open a box of samples for our photoshoots. Often, designs were selected months previously. Chosen for looks and style? Yes. But also for quality, originality and a fascinating, authentic backstory. These crewel-work cushions from Samarkand Design do not disappoint. They are beautifully handmade. A decorative panel of neatly hand-embroidered, Indian, crewel-work adorns the front. The reverse is made using sturdy, co-ordinating cream cotton. This same cotton is also used for the piping.
We love the eclectic, ethnic-inspired feel of these cushions. Their tailored looks means they are equally at home in relaxed, ‘boho’ surroundings and smart, elegant drawing-rooms.
First, the textural nature of crewel-work contrasts well with plain velvet or linen-look upholstery fabric on either traditional or contemporary furniture styles. Try Heals, Made.com or Arlo & Jacob for a good range of sofa silhouettes. Furthermore, we’d confidently team this geometric design, in an almost retro palette, with mid-century modern pieces. In our photography, these cushions adorn a sleek, modern daybed dressed with a turquoise bedspread.
Never feel you must dress your sofa with supplementary scatter cushions to match upholstery. Often, these are optional add-ons when buying a new sofa. Always, create an original look. Even more, assemble your own ‘cast of cushions’. Buy from different fabric houses. Create the perfect look and comfort level.
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The cushion measures 50cm x 50cm. The plain cotton reverse conceals a discreet zip. The cushion comes with a duck-feather-filled pad. Dry clean only.