Some Favorite Shopkeepers At Home.....(and their favorite pillows!) April 29 2015, 0 Comments

We often, on our Opal at Home Facebook page, show "spotted in the wild" photos--usually pictures of Opal pillows in the wonderful shops that carry them. It's always exciting to see how these visionary retailers integrate our designs into their beautiful stores.

But once in awhile, something more remarkable happens, and we find photos of Opal pillows placed in the actual homes of designers and tastemakers. I love seeing the way designers live, and seeing our pillows in their homes is at once humbling and thrilling!

Jewel Murphy is owner and soul of Passionflower Design in Eugene, Oregon. Her shop, and blog, are amazing places to visit, full of flowers and plants, artistically curated and displayed crafts, jewelry, accessories, gifts from the world over. Whenever I need a special gift, Passionflower is the first place I go. So honored that our Opal pillows have a home there! And even more so that Jewel's home has our Gia pillow displayed in a favorite chair. Like me, Jewel has a thing for cool chairs, and what could be more perfect for one of them than a pillow?

Ted Kennedy Watson is owner and curator (has that term been overused? Well, I don't know a better one to describe what Ted does in his remarkable shops!) of Watson Kennedy in Seattle. You simply cannot enter his magical stores and fail to take away something very wonderful. Lovely objects and vessels and foodstuffs of all kinds--things to entertain all the senses, and bring a civilized luxury to any home. Imagine my excitement to see one of our pillows at Ted's vintage home in upstate New York! So honored!!

Whitney Edman Stanford is one of the three Edman sisters who recently opened their newest home store in Eugene: 110 Bungalow. 110 is a beautiful shop full of furnishings, art and vintage finds, and a full service design firm as well. Impeccably curated (there's that word again!!), it's a wonderful place to visit and revisit...always something new, something fresh, something you've never seen before.

A gifted designer and inspired shopkeeper, Whitney's home reflects her warm, effervescent personality. How excited were we to see several Opal pillows there!?

Our Mediterranean map pillow......

...and our Paris painter and Martini pillows!!

If you come to the Pacific Northwest, be sure to visit these stellar small businesses. Worth a special trip!