June 3, 2011

it’s friday; i’m in love – holland & sherry

It is such a treat to visit design centers when I travel.  Charlotte has some wonderful showrooms, but unfortunately, we don’t have anything comparable to what’s available in Washington, D.C., New York or Chicago.  Remember when I went to D.C. for the day?  I took a few minutes after Eddie’s presentation, but before meeting Lauren, to power-walk a couple of stops at the Washington Design Center.  Number 1 on my list was Holland & Sherry, home to the finest cloths in the world … and where Eddie and Jaithan snagged the gorgeous pillows for their vignettes.

For those of you unfamiliar with Holland & Sherry, the company started over 170 years ago by supplying woolen and silk cloths to tailors.  (Quick random fact – my grandfather was a custom tailor, who was trained as an apprentice in Germany.  I credit his influence with my love of fabric and fine craftsmanship!)  In 2001, Holland & Sherry introduced an interiors collection, which quickly became a leading source of luxury fabric.  Today, Holland & Sherry fabrics are used to create extraordinary bedspreads, curtains, pillows and much more.  Think rugs, bags and even furniture!   The craftsmanship is absolutely impeccable.  But what stole my heart in D.C. were the stunning pillows – which are completely customizable in your choice of fabrics and thread colors.  Here are a few of my favorites.




Aren’t they unbelievable?  Check out this other version of the Leonardo as an example of the entirely different look you can get by using the same design but varying the fabrics and colors.

My birthday is coming up … and I know what I’ll wish for when I blow out the candles on my cake!  Do you think my fairy godmother will bring me a Holland & Sherry pillow?

Which one is your favorite?

Photos from Holland & Sherry.


  • The enchanted home
    Jun. 03, 2011
    Love Holland and Sherry..so beautiful and classic. Now as far as those gorgeous pillows, its a tough choice but if I have to choose just one, I will go with the last pair only because I love those colors and they are incredibly neutral and could go so many places with so many things!! DC is a great and beautiful city!!
  • Marianne {Style For Living}
    Jun. 03, 2011
    I LOVE Holland and Sherry!!! I love the ones in the first image, actually I'd be happy with any of them . Praying you get some new pillows for your birthday!!!! xo
  • Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES)
    Jun. 03, 2011
    Traci- I would go for the last one you pictured. Understated and gorgeous. I would love to see how they are made - so much work must go into each one! Loretta p.s. I have three Master Plans for my house up on APPLESandRUBIES, if you have time , come over and tell me your fave, please!
  • diane
    Jun. 04, 2011
    Love the color combo in the Urfee...so soft yet so new and trendy. Hope your fairy godmother comes through and, if so, give her my address!
  • Classic with a Twist
    Jun. 05, 2011
    I'm dying over those pillows! What a great way to dress up a neutral sofa... I'm off to check pricing... holding breath- Traci
  • Diana Mieczan
    Jun. 06, 2011
    Those pillows are STUNNING! I love the last one and it would look beautiful in my living room. Happy Monday, my dear Kisses Ps: I’m hosting a beautiful skirt GIVEAWAY today! Perfect for summer picnics!
  • Sherry Hart
    Jun. 07, 2011
    I want the last ones please. Seriously.

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