Translating classic design into beautifully modern housewares is Thomas Paul’s stock-in-trade. The New York City native came to home goods through fashion, appropriating the patterns he designed for neckties for a silkscreened line of throw pillows. Today, the Thomas Paul aesthetic includes stylized flora, fauna, chinoiserie, damask and toile prints, as well as gothic and Grecian silhouettes. In his hands, they grace everything from melamine platters and porcelain dessert plates to large-scale rugs and fine art pieces.
We've gone through our coffers and picked some hidden gems in a huge range of categories — from furniture to accessories — to serve as a little design inspiration for 2012. Now's your chance to pick these items up at wallet-friendly prices.
Get graphic with these colorful textiles, furniture and tabletop goods. Kyle Bunting’s Ipanema rug is a work of art, with the hand-cut, hair-on-cowhide pieces arranged in repeating geometric patterns, while thomaspaul’s Damask throw pillow breathes new life into an old style. Elite Leather’s fire-engine-red Flores armchair is a flirty scene-stealer. And Katherine Bernhardt’s signed-and-numbered Mangocita silkscreen — an interpretation of a Mango ad featuring Penelope Cruz — is a study in strong lines and effervescent hues.
Flora, fauna, and the occasional classic damask pattern are among the motifs decorating these colorful linen throw pillows by Paul, a former fashion designer. Each is silk-screened and hand-sewn, and comes with a feather-and-down insert. Don’t miss the tote bags either, with similarly naturalistic designs
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