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.
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.”