Hines & Paola

I just returned from Washington, DC, having delivered my new design collection to Hines & Company at the Washington Design Center. Hines & Company now includes Paola Prints in its finest luxury home furnishings; accessories, fabrics, furniture, lighting, trims and wall coverings.
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Calma

It’s come to my attention that others don’t always share my obsession for intense color. Is this what the Italians always meant when they said “Calma!” to me? Cool your jets. Palma is a newer pillow whose coloration was a nod to this observation.
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Take Comfort in Harvest

It’s harvest time. These are Concord grapes from Bellamy -Ferriday House and Garden in Bethlehem, CT. A wonderful place if you haven’t been. Quiet, beautifully tended gardens -a snapshot of history dating back to the late 1700’s.
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Living Local

Let me be clear. There’d be no Paola Pillows if not for Mother Nature dishing up incredible flowers I get to shoot and share with you. I love this job!
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The Day of Reckoning

Is coming. Summer is marching ahead. The foliage is overly green and heavy. The blue hydrangeas are incredibly beautiful –filled out and heavy hanging, colors changing by the day. Transient blooms are fading as vines take over the garden.
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Summertime is all around us.

Summer is in full swing and the orange daisies and yellow day lilies are a welcome addition to dense green foliage. I especially like this one that  newly opened, looks like powered sugar is sprinkled across its petals. If I was a bee, I’m sure I’d have lunch there.
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Simply Down Home

When we did our house over it was with the idea of taking down walls to bring light in and to create an open space conducive for entertaining. Happily, the original footprint was akin to a ranch so we went straight for the more modern,
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Woodland- A New Paola Pillow

Meet the new Paola Pillow – Woodland. I thought the Chesterfield leather couch a worthy backdrop to a pillow with lots of personality. Recently, someone told me he thought my pillow designs were too “girly” and would I consider a hunting motif? The short answer was “no”.
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Birthday Girl

It’s my birthday today! I had to explain to someone today how Paola Pillows have their origins in fine art. My dilemma was how to infuse fine art training into home décor products. A garden inside the home- art made practical- and voila! Paola was born. To celebrate today, I placed Paola Pillows artfully in a photo of the field at Campo de’ Fiori -with other outdoor sculptures. (The only difference being that Paola Pillows are not outdoor pillows at all-considering how soft, all cotton, down and feathers they are. Paola Pillows live inside with other treasured art you can
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