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.
Celebrate spring with one of Thomas Paul’s colorful silk-screened pillows. Motifs including flora, fauna and the occasional grayhound grace each of these hand-sewn, 100-percent-linen beauties. Or perhaps you’d rather have one of the former fashion designer’s jaunty jute totes or playful melamine plates. The latter are here in a half-dozen patterns, from Hong Kong Garden (based on Asian blue-and-white ceramics) to Artifacts (inspired by ancient Roman textiles).
Resting your head against a work of art is usually frowned upon — but not if that work of art is actually a gorgeous throw pillow by Thomas Paul. His highly stylized depictions of birds, elephants and flowers are silkscreened onto white cotton pillows in single colors, which makes it easy to match them to your existing decor. He also makes multicolored silk pillows in softer tones.
This broad selection featuring everything from vases to dog clothes proves that holiday presents needn’t be expensive—or boring. Pick something that’s practical yet handsome, like a swoopy stainless-steel pitcher from Georg Jensen. Or go for the luxurious and unusual, like Edie’s tropical seashell pillows or Vitrocolor’s colorful glass canisters. And don’t forget your couture-loving pooch: Lavish him with a pink hoodie or rugby sweater from Wagwear.
Life’s too short for regrets, so spare yourself with this second chance on great books and decor from Gilt Home. Pick up a tome on culture or art from haute publisher Assouline, or add some sparkle to your table with Kim Seybert’s glamorous glassware and accessories. Plus don’t miss thomaspaul’s posh pillows, which boast elegant floral and fauna designs screenprinted onto 100% linen covers.