Category Close-Up August 2017

Stylish Accents

Eye-catching accessory options that feature colorful designs, artisan craftsmanship and/or luxury materials, some of which are on view at NY NOW

Culture Rich

The 20- by 20-inch Diamond Collection pillows are made using natural alpaca in weaving techniques from indigenous Quechua families in the Andean highlands. The intricate hand-woven designs are available in a variety of colorways. Shupaca, 619-889-7428,

Hand-Dyed Wool

Designed in Philadelphia, PA and made in the company’s sister studio in Nepal, the Shibori oversized throw measures 60 by 80 inches and is made with 100 percent merino wool. Shown in the color vertiver, the throw is hand-dyed using the traditional Japanese shibori resist dyeing technique. Since the throws are hand dyed, patterns will vary, making each unique. Kevin O’Brien Studio, 215-923-6378,

Artisanal Throw

The Lia blanket/throw is made with 100 percent ecologically dyed cotton, hand-woven on wooden foot looms in Nicaragua. The design features a traditional herringbone weave in unique color waves inspired by artisan culture. Sizes offered include small at 60 by 35 inches, medium at 56 by 75 inches and large at 56 by 85 inches. Living Threads Co., 937-839-2075,

Texture & Sparkle

Made with 100 percent cotton, the Navy Boho pillow is adorned with tassled threads and other embellishments. It is offered in 18- and 20-inch square sizes. Kas Rugs, Inc., 800-967-4254,

Whimsical Menagerie

The 12- by 12-inch Plant-Dyed Patch linen pillows feature hand-embroidered, whimsical animal designs. The linen pillowcase is machine-stitched as a removable slipcover. Pillows are adorned with a plant-dyed organic/linen cotton patch that includes a hand- and machine-stitched border. The pillow is filled with a mix of white goose feathers and down contained in a 100 percent cotton cover. Kata Golda, 360-379-4714,

Indoor/Outdoor Decoratives

Indoor/outdoor decorative pillows are made with exclusive patterns in Sunbrella® solution-dyed acrylic and only available from Silver State
or Alaxi. The zipper and fill meet commercial specifications for indoor/outdoor use. Silver State Inc., 801-972-6770,


Holiday Welcome Underfoot

The 22- by 34-inch Cardinals On Winter Berry Branch rug is designed by Janelle Penner. The polyester rug can be spot cleaned or washed with mild soap and hosed off. Homefires, 800-782-1198,

Singing The Blues

The coordinating collection includes the Dip Dye Throw in indigo made with 100 percent baby alpaca and hand dyed in Peru, and the Square and Rectangle Grinda pillows in navy made with 100 percent alpaca and hand-embroidered in Peru. Johanna Howard, 973-866-5522,

Modern Magic

Capri throw pillows are hand-painted, hand-beaded and rendered in luxurious materials, including velvet, with contemporary, forward trending designs. Cloud9 Design, Inc., 212-356-0086,

For Cool Nights

The Quincy ribbed throw is made with 95 percent acrylic and 5 percent polyester in the company’s historic New Hampshire mill. Woven to look like a favorite knit sweater, the tightly woven throw is soft and the perfect weight for cooler nights. Five colors are available; denim is shown. Bedford Cottage, 800-242-1537,