Translating classic design into beautifully modern home accessories and furnishings is Thomas Paul’s stock-in-trade. In the late 1990s, the New York City native and FIT grad worked at a silk mill — helping to create neckties for DKNY and other prestigious labels before launching his own collection of bold-patterned ties. In the early 2000s Paul added stunning printed decorative pillows to his repertoire, then followed up with bags, rugs, bedding, melamine platters and plate sets, fine art, and many other home décor essentials. Today the Thomas Paul aesthetic includes stylized flora, fauna, Chinoiserie, damask and toile prints as well as Gothic and Grecian silhouettes. A synthesis of baroque elements, post-modern minimalism, and detailed illustration reminiscent of 19th century maps and anatomy charts, Paul’s designs add a whimsical touch to any room.
Translating classic design into beautifully modern styles 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 and scarves for a silk-screened line of throw pillows. Today, the Thomas Paul aesthetic includes stylized flora, fauna, chinoiserie, damask, and toile prints, ranging from classically elegant to eye-winkingly humorous. Motifs such as these bring these colorful linen throw pillows, blankets, throws, and more to life.
Needlepoint is back ... but, this time around, it's not exactly your grandmother's pillow. The old-fashioned technique has been given new life — and is having a very-2015 moment — thanks to bright colors, cheeky motifs, and luxe fabrics. Case in point: these ebullient throw pillows. Part homespun and part hipster, these vibrant, humor-laden designs — modern takes on an old-fashioned technique — will amp up your space and give it plenty of personality (and more than a little panache).
Add an instantly spring-y vibe to your interior with these vibrant designs
Whimsical styles with plenty of nature inspiration