The power of cush­ions

While it’s easy to think of cush­ions as a fin­ish­ing touch, it’s smarter to think of them as a start­ing point.

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Whether you’re ren­o­vat­ing a home, build­ing from scratch or sim­ply giv­ing one room a dra­matic makeover, never un­der­es­ti­mate the power of a cush­ion to pro­vide in­spi­ra­tion. Noelle Davies of Le Monde Home in Par­nell says that choos­ing a cush­ion can be a piv­otal point for any dec­o­rat­ing pro­ject. “A cush­ion can say a lot about a room, and much about the per­son who chose it. It can be­come a ref­er­ence point for other dec­o­rat­ing de­ci­sions, like paint colours and car­pet. Once you’ve fallen in love with a fab­ric, an en­tire theme opens up to you.” At Le Monde Home, piles of gor­geous cush­ions live in care­fully cu­rated col­lec­tions with fur­ni­ture, home­wares and ob­jets d’art. Every col­lec­tion in­cludes four to six sig­na­ture cush­ions, which are a com­ple­men­tary mix of pat­terns and tex­tures. “We never make more than two cush­ions with each fab­ric we choose for a col­lec­tion, how­ever we keep an ar­chive. If you fell in love with a cush­ion of ours two years ago, there’s every pos­si­bil­ity we can make it again for you.” When you squeeze a cush­ion at Le Monde Home, it doesn’t push back. It suc­cumbs to your at­ten­tions. This beau­ti­ful pal­pa­bil­ity comes from the feather and down in­ner. “Feather in­ners are es­sen­tial if you want cush­ions that are wel­com­ing and sup­port­ive, and also layer beau­ti­fully on a couch. If you try to layer cush­ions stuffed with polyester, you’ll fail every time – it’s like try­ing to ar­range beach balls. Once you’ve dis­cov­ered feather cush­ions, there’s no go­ing back.”

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