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les-indiennesLove, love, love these Indian-inspired fabrics. I just stumbled upon this site and fell in love with the simplified take on intricate Indian design. Here’s a bit about the Tucson-based company Les Indiennes:

“When Mary Mulcahy first developed an interest in Indian textiles, she just wanted fabrics that were as she envisioned them- fresh and simple, authentically Indian yet pleasing to the Western eye.

What were once complex traditional designs with multiple colors, she transformed by extracting and simplifying particular motifs, reducing them to a single color, and elegantly spacing them on a creamy white background. The fabric was so wonderful that Les Indiennes came into being.

We are particularly proud of the fact that Les Indiennes never set out to industrialize or to change the way things are done in India. The production of our fabric does not cause pollution nor does it disrupt the traditional lifestyle of the village where it is made. Les Indiennes provides fair trade employment for over 50 families, raising the standard of living for the entire community, and all the while leaving no environmental or social footprint.”

For more, visit: Les Indiennes

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Someone told me today that her favourite home decor find is pretty toss cushions. I agree. Pretty pillows and chic cushions in extravagant fabrics just emanate luxury. Throw pillows on a sofa beckon you to join them, luxuriate in them, lounge a little longer. While the pillow pictured here may not exactly be for napping, it’s got such style and whimsy that I just love it! The colourful, bright buttons on a crisp white linen cover are playful and will add a decorative touch to a bed or divan.

Available at: Pottery Barn
Price: $39

Check out more pretty pillows here. Plus, check out an easy project for making your own silk sofa pillow.

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Where did this year go? It’s December, which means another year’s almost up, a new one’s just around the corner. Well, at least the year ends with a bang! I mean, really – it would be a whole lot worse if we didn’t have Christmas to look forward to. At least the holidays bring some good ol’ Christmas cheer to help us through the month of December and ease us into yet another January.

I put my Christmas tree up on November 23. Everyone said it was too early but fortunately, I don’t care what everyone says. I love Christmas and if you ask me, the season is too short. I’m not talking about the crowds at the malls or the last-minute shopping. I’m talking about the real reason for the season and everything that comes with it – Christmas carols, time spent with family and, well, goodwill towards everyone, even the grumpy shoppers. And I love decorating my home, too. I just came across these beautiful little cushions and I love them! Each one is woven with natural linen and embroidered with seasonal sentiments in a pretty red script. How sweet.

Available at: Pottery Barn
Price: $29 each

Looking for more Christmas decorating ideas? Check out styleathome.com’s top 9 must-have home decorations of the season. Plus, learn how to dress up your dining table with simple and elegant style.

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