Best Throw Pillows 2010


Clockwise from top left: Les Indiennes, Adler, Wilson, Filz Felt, Butler

It's that time again, our annual Room For Color Contest, and lotsa folks are sharing great pops of color in a place that is easier than painting a wall: throw pillows. This year I've cleaned up last year's list and culled some great new sources for the freshest pillow list ever.

This year's list is divided by types of style. It's not perfect, but it really helps to navigate all these great designs. Enjoy, pass it on, and if you know of a great one I've missed, leave it in the comments or email me "PILLOWS" at maxwell (at) apartmenttherapy (dot) com.

MODERN - QUIETER

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Ross in House Beautiful

>> Judy Ross Pillows
>> Marimekko Concept Store
>> Orla Kiely's Knit and Printed Pillows
>> BluDot Accent & Bolster Pillows
>> Unison
>> Looolo Natural Textiles
>> Hable Construction
>> Lauren Saunders
>> Wallter Pillows
>> Modern Pillows from Meringue Designs
>> K Studio
>> Marimekko @ FinnStyle
>> Felt Pillows at Filz Felt

DOGS

>> William Wegman for Crypton

MODERN - LOUDER

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Wilson
>> Donna Wilson >> Jonathan Adler >> Thomas Paul >> Dransfield and Ross >> Log Pillow Roundup from Etsy >> Architecture Pillows from Amy Rosko and Mike Estes

MID-C MODERN

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Maharam

>> Maharam Modern Classics Collection (eames, nelson....)
>> DWR Maharam Pillows

VINTAGE

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Guyiesse

>> Sylvie Guyiesse
>> Refinery silk covered buckwheat pillows

WORLD

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Weinrib

>> Orinomo Pillows at Anthropologie
>> John Robshaw Pillows
>> Madeline Weinrib Pillows
>> Michelle Varian
>> Alpana Bawa
>> Les Indiennes
>> The Textile Museum
>> Japanese Orinomo Pillows

TRADITIONAL

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Butler

>> Amy Butler Pillows
>> Ferm Living Silk Pillows

COLLECTIONS

>> Envelope
>> Designers Guild
>> Imagine Throw Pillows
>> Pillow Throw Decor
>> Urban Outfitters

DIY SOURCE

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>> Ravelry.com

The pillows above are from Rob, who sent this in: "I spoke to my mom and told her about the amazing needle-point pillows that Jonathan Adler created. Knowing she was a needle-pointing maven in the 70's, I asked her if she could make some for my red leather couch. We decided on Andy Warhol icon's and we had an artist in Cincinnati paint the images for us onto a canvas. While each took months to complete, the pillows are the centerpiece of my apartment and speak for themselves. Thanks, MOM!!!"

MISCELLANEOUS

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>> 25 Really Strange Pillows from Lise
>> Best Throw Pillows of 2009 with 9 comments
>> Best Throw Pillows 2008 with 1 comment
>> Top 10 Pillows from 2006 with 22 comments

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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