Greenspiration Home’s American Made Décor “Pick-of-the-Week”
BY CAROLYN TIERNEY, ASID, CSBA
Who doesn’t love a dog in uniform?
Truly, there’s so much irony in this charming “Napoleon Pillow” from Ox Bow Décor that we simply had to make it an American Made Pick-of-the-Week. So here you have it: man’s best friend, dressed up as a notorious French emperor, adorning a cushy accent pillow that is totally made in America.
Designer Laurie Grossman gets the credit for this and other fun and wildly creative designs from the Ox Bow collection.
“It is an attempt to go beyond the stodginess of the old botanical style,” explained Laurie, whose background is in fabric design. “I research images that are very, very old and recolor, resize, and rearrange them.”
The end result is an art accessory with satire, attitude, and high-end American made quality. Upon closer inspection of the Napoleon Pillow, you will find a beautiful wheat color linen fabric with antique white cording. All Ox Bow pillows are 20″ x 20″, printed with water-based ink on 100% pure linen, and have luxurious down and feather filled cotton inserts. Determined to keep the design, print, and manufacturing local, Laurie makes sure that all the work is done in Massachusetts.
The Ox Bow collection is available through specialty retailers located all over the US. These retailers can be found at www.oxbowdecor.com.
Carolyn Tierney, one of New York City’s foremost eco-interior designers, specializes in sustainable interior design that fits each client’s personality and space. She focuses on new home construction, historical renovations and multi-family public space renovation. View her work at www.ecoteriorsolutions.com.