1/12/2012

The Almighty Throw

As I proclaimed last week in my pillow post, textiles play a major role in defining the style and personality of a room. They also impact the overall function of any space and lastly, they heavily influence the comfort level. The textile mix usually includes fabrics and floor coverings and in lounging and sleeping areas, throws or blankets can be part of the mix too.

Throws and blankets are an obsession of mine because they make for a great accent and you can really use and enjoy them. Since they are so easy to add and subtract, throws are ideal for taking risks with bold color, pattern, and texture. If you're looking to liven up your living room, try draping a punchy throw over the back of the sofa. In the bedroom, lay a colorful graphic blanket over the foot of the bed (especially if you have white bedding). You'll be amazed by how big of an impact it can have! Here are some fun styles to get your imagination going...

Ripple Throw - Kelly Wearstler for SFERRA $284
Chelsea Stripe Throw - DwellStudio $175
Latzu Box Throw - Barney's $260
Gunnel Blanket - Brita Sweden

Plaid Solid Throw - COCOCOZY $333
Houndstooth Alpaca Day Blanket - Brahms Mount $416
Cotton Herringbone Throw (available in 18 colors) - Brahms Mount $236
Faux Fur Throw - Calypso Home $350
Broad Stripe Throw - CB2 $59.95

Favorite Throw - West Elm $29
Chevron Throw - Jonathan Adler $595
Cubes Throw - Nest $295
Eleanor Pritchard Throw - Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. $325
Lima Alpaca Amethyst Throw - Crate & Barrel $169

Are you throw-obsessed like I am? Do you use them in your home? Where do you put them?

Besides the ones above, I also always find lovely, high-quality throw options at:
Ralph Lauren
ABC Home
SFERRA
Barney's
Matouk
Gilt Home

From a designer perspective, Jonathan Adler's Design Your Own throw is AMAZING because you get to customize the whole shebang...you choose the design and colors. I threw this one together to illustrate...

And finally, don't forget that you can personalize any throw with your monogram. I especially like this look on classic solid colored throws. West Elm has a really pretty (and well-priced) herringbone throw that they'll actually monogram for you. If you have bigger bucks to throw around, order ├╝ber luxe cashmere throws from Julia B. or Leontine Linens.

3 comments:

  1. Love these different throw ideas. It has got my mind spinning with different options for my family room. I currently have two pillows with the Wilmington "Covington" fabric (that you've blogged about previously) and I'm having a hard time matching a throw to it! This post really helps give me some ideas. :)

    Jen
    www.1creativemomma.blogspot.com

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  2. Love all of the throws. Such pretty colors and patterns.

    www.idesignlove.com

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  3. oh, i love a good throw!!

    Bethany
    http://powellbrower.blogspot.com/2012/01/jetsetting-in-style.html

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