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The Pillow Dilemma

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It seems like everyone under the sun has an opinion on how many pillows you should have on your bed.

Mrs. Howard likes a lot of pillows. Here is the eight-pillow combo that she suggests:

“A king bed with three euros, 2 king pillows, 1 square decorative, 2 lumbar pillows,” shown here, below,

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Another pillowed-out Mrs. Howard bed, below:

Source: Uploaded by user via Tobi on Pinterest

Vicente Wolfe is more minimalistic in his coloration, but apparently he likes a lot of pillows:

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Color king Miles Redd likes white pillows, with some flat and some propped pillows:

Source: saragilbaneinteriors.com via Ellen on Pinterest

Style maven Martha Stewart is not afraid to let her sleeping pillows show:

Source: marthastewart.com via Raquel on Pinterest

Queen of graphic-look rooms Mary MacDonald likes to go all out with her pillows:

Source: stylecourt.blogspot.com via Lauren on Pinterest

Colour designer Maria Killam likes a jazz of fresh orange plus green prints and white Euros:

Source: mariakillam.com via Maria on Pinterest

Kelly Wearstler goes for one long round neckroll-type back pillow with a single breakfast pillow in front:

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Ralph Lauren is one of the few decorators doing shams with big ruffles right now:

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Keith Langham designed this fancy bed, with white embroidered pillows,

all matching but in different sizes:

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What is your preference? Do you have a favorite look?

3 responses

  1. In my parents home I was allowed 1 pillow.

    In my home I’m running 3 pairs. 2 kings, 2 standards, 2 standard down.

    November 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

  2. Great post and thanks for the mention, Color Calling! In my NYC apt – queen size bed – I’m loving 4 queen-size pillows (2 with satin cases to save the blow-dry), 2 box pillows and one long rectangular pillow with my favorite Leontine Linens monogram. You can see it here: http://www.francesschultz.com/2460. Cheers!

    November 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

  3. The only problem with decorative pillows is where to keep them!! But they are a must-have! Maria

    November 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

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