The Product: Nagaland blue-grey cushion covers with tassels
Smart, yet with a decidedly global vibe. These blue-grey cushion covers are the very essence of ‘modern eclectic’ and are available in two sizes as a tasselled lumbar cushion or in a larger square size minus the tassels here.
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 hand-woven cushions from Samarkand Design do not disappoint. They are beautifully handmade by artisans in Nagaland, North-Eastern India.
We love the handmade, ethnic feel of these cushions. And yet, their chic grey colour palette means they are equally at home in relaxed, ‘boho’ surroundings and smart, elegant drawing-rooms.
First, the textural nature of the hand-woven finish and decorative tassels contrast well with plain velvet or linen-look upholstery. This would work on both traditional and contemporary furniture styles. Try Heals, Sofa.com or Arlo & Jacob for a good range of sofa silhouettes. In our photography, these cushions adorn a daybed layered up with other monochrome patterns. The grey, panelled backdrop provides a suitably modern foil.
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.
Browse our destination-inspired cushion range to add global vibes to your home.
The cushion measures 62cm x 42cm. The plain cotton reverse conceals a discreet zip. The cushion comes with a duck-feather-filled pad. Dry clean only.