Pillow Talk

SMALL Pieces have a BIG impact.

Hmong Batik Indigo, African Mudcloth, Vintage textiles, Kantha quilts, Reclaimed Army Canvas, European Homespun Linen, plus gorgeous Mohair and Velvets. These are just a few of the materials we work with to bring a different perspective to a lounge setting. At your next event, let the small details do all the talking!

Take a look below to see a sampling of our current collection. We are continuously creating new custom pillows out of exciting new textile finds and vintage remnants. With hundreds of pillows in our collection we are bound to have the color and quantity you are looking for!

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The possibilities are endless!


Photographed by Studio EMP

Wanderloft …

This event was extra special to me, so forgive me for the amount of photos in this post! It was hard enough to narrow it down even to just these! When Heather from LVL asked if I would wanted to design and style the opening party for the Loft on Pine in Long Beach with my dear friend Larrissa from Inviting Occassion I was over the moon! The owner of the Loft, Mary Lallande, is also a dear friend and truly an amazing person in this industry, and in life in general. She has made the Loft on amazing new venue, and it was an honor to work with so many talented people for the opening party. Larrissa and I spent days and days making all kinds of beautiful installations for this party, and I am so excited to show off the gorgeous pictures that my hubs (Studio EMP) took of the evening. Check out even more photos on 100 Layer Cake…. 01 04 05 6.67Larrissa and I made hundreds of strands of braided strips of vintage Kantha, and upholstery piping to hang throughout the space. Clearly, less is definitely not more in our eyes :) 7.5 8.5 9.5 9.6 9.51 09 10.5 Larrissa also made hundreds of colorful yarn tassels that we incorporated throughout the design, like on these giant dream catchers…12.1 12.3Larrissa also added wood beading to our upholstery piping to mimic the vintage Moroccan wedding blankets that we used in the decor. I LOVE the way they turned out!  12.4 And this window display was one that I made for Joel’s studio and was so excited to use it for this party. We added some wood beading and sequins to this as well…12 14.4   14 15 16.5 16.6 16.8 16.9 16 17.1 17.3 17.4 17.5 19 Larrissa and I had fun setting up the backdrop for Sweet & Saucy’s dessert display…21 22.5 23.5 23 24 25.5 25.7 25.9Old brick + kantha poofs + indigo pillows = heaven.  25 26.3 26.4 26Lots of colorful lounge vignettes throughout with all of my favorite textiles… 27.1 27 28 30 31.5 31 33 34 37 38And lots and lots of indigo… 39 41 4245 46 47 48 50It was nice to cozy up the space with wall art and various pieces that are not always brought into the design for events. It adds so much… 51 52 53 55 56 58 59 61 The house was packed…huge success! 62 63

This was truly a magical evening that I feel blessed to have been a part of! Thanks for making it through this whole post!

Happy Friday!


Photographer: Joel Maus & Lorely Meza from Studio EMP / Planning: LVL Weddings and Events / Event Design: Inviting Occasion / Venue: The Loft on Pine in Long Beach, CA / Makeup: Flawless Faces / Catering: Top Catering, Heirloom LA, Contemporary Catering, Jay’s Catering, & Urban Palate / Dessert: Sweet & Saucy Shop, A Wish and a Whisk, & Sensational Sweets / Bar: Cocktail Concierge / Graphics: Jackie Culmer Photography / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Specialty Rentals: Found Rentals / Linens: ModMix Studio / Lighting: As You Wish Events / Entertainment: Scott Cummings Music / Photo Booth: ShutterBooth / Instagram Printing: Insta Party Box / Confetti: The Confetti Bar

Mondayvation….Vintage Kantha Poofs

I am so excited about our new vintage kantha poofs that I just had to share them right away! I just picked them up from my upholsterer this weekend, and I couldn’t be happier. I think they are just a perfect way to bring in some pops of color with just about any vignette. Throw them with a neutral couch and chairs, some kantha pillows, and you’ve got yourself a perfect amount of color and fun!



Mondayvation… Accessorizing

Adding a few accessories is a great way to add a little life to a space. Take a look at what a difference it can make in the lounge vignettes we styled. Even adding a couple pillows or quilts to a grouping at an event is a perfect way to create a warm and inviting look.

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Take two…

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What a difference, right?