Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Scalamandre Leopard

A 70 year old commitment to elegance Scalamandre, is one of the world’s most prestigious fabric houses worldwide.
Known for their silks, damasks and velvets, Scalamandre has expanded their line to include contemporary fabrics, trimmings and wallpapers including new toiles, outdoor fabrics, florals, animal prints and geometrics.
Scalamandre textiles are often featured in the leading interior design projects and magazines, offering an array of choices for the most discriminating consumer.

I just finished these 24” pillows with 100% down inserts for an awesome antique dealer in town.  They have a gold colored solid silk velvet on the back and for the cording.




You can see the backs are gold silk velvet with zippers at the bottom.


Since I don’t have pictures of them in their new home let’s look at some images of similar pillows. 

I am crazy about Mary McDonald and her glamorous and sophisticated style. She uses a velvet leopard for pillows on her needlepoint settee in the foyer, which is decorated for Christmas in the photo below.


Image from Veranda Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna

The room below was decorated by Palmer Weiss.  In an article by Donna Sapolin at Decorati she said, “ I make almost everyone spend more than $500 on a pillow at some point. That cost stems from the fabric; I always inject a high-end animal print into my designs-one that probably costs between $750 and $1000 a yard. We might just use a yard on a single pillow or even on just one side of a pillow.”  There’s the Scalamandre Leopard pillow on the sofa.


Image from Decorati

Here they are shown in a chic little sitting room at the 2009 DIFFA Dining By Design event.  Susan Lawton placed them on a settee, look how handsome they are !


Image from Habitually Chic

You may remember my post on the Scalamandre Tiger Silk, it’s equally as fabulous !

Now, how many would you like ?

I’ll be joining Met Monday……..


L. Duncan said...

Oh my! These are gorgeous! I saw your tweet and had to hop over! Very nice hun! I'll take two please;-)

Anonymous said...

They're gorgeous Tammy! oh, the attention to detail!

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Gorgeous pillows! I would love to visit Scalamandre, it sounds incredible! I can't imagine spending 1000 for 1 yard.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...


Perhaps one can get "lost" on the way back to the dealer and find it's way to NY! :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow...did she say more than $500 a pillow? She obviously doesn't know what happens to pillows in my house. Grandkids, the beagle princess...my husband after mowing the lawn...I think about $14.95 is more my speed. They are gorgeous!

Andrea said...

They are so glamorous Tammy! I love them, and they look so cozy!

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Leopard print...such a glamorous and fabulous style! Love your selections!

Hope your week is lovely so far...

Cheers: Evi

The Zhush said...

So beautiful, love leopard prints so much and these are fab!!!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...


If only I could afford $500-$1000 for a single pillow....

Cottage Dreamers said...

Those really look great! I bet the fabric feels wonderful!
☺ Celeste

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Don't know how I missed you for a couple of days, but I think I'm caught up on your posts. The pillows are stunning...so well made. Bravo, Tammy!! We don't often insist on $500 pillows, but we've done a few in the last couple of years. Sometimes you just have to make the space POP !

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