Let’s face it, Monday is probably the most uncelebrated day of the week.
Nobody likes Monday, not even us and that is why we chose this humble day of all days to bring beautiful things to you each week. We here at GG Home (Jess, Jaime and I) are challenging ourselves to make this a day we can look forward to, “a day, day, day or night, night, night that when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills, you know the one, Dr. Everything-Be-Alright...” Stop! I’m channeling Prince!
Sorry, back to biz, anyway, we want to make Monday beautiful for everyone. Each week we would like to introduce to you something in the studio we call MAGNIFICENT MONDAY. We will focus our design super powers on one piece of interiors and give you a big gulp of pretty. This Monday, because of all of your tweets to @real_genevieve, we are going to be bringing you our favorite collection of poufs. This is a conversation between the three of us that we’d like to invite you in on, tell us what you think.
I love the modular quality of the pouf. It is perfect in form and function but can be quite predictable at the same time.
With my favorite poufs of the moment, I’m looking for special, unexpected and that wink we need to finish off a room.
If you didn’t see my Friday Five on Design Milk I wanted to make sure you all had access to these poufs by Donna Wilson. Indigenous and ambiguous these are driving me crazy right now! These type of patterns, I predict, will be EVERYWHERE in the next 3 years.
So important that you bring the metallics into every space. Whether you do it through picture frames, ceramics, table-scapes, etc. The pouf is classic, functional and gold poufs lways an amazing accent that everyone who comes to my home wants. This particular gold pouf from Calypso feels really special. It almost has a burnished metal-like effect that makes me want to eat it. Stunning in lambskin.
Damn Swedes! They are so clever. I LOVE this Artichoke Pouf, made of felt layered petals it’s a beautiful, textural accent. I’m not sure that these are actually in production yet, but let’s cross our fingers.
Missoni – always classic and iconic patterns – now we have them as poufs. What could be sweeter?
My three favorite poufs are all completely different from one another but share a common thread- they can all play multiple rolls in any room that they are placed in, while holding onto their style voice at the same time. I’d love any one of these babies in my apartment, and I can think of about 20 different ways to use them!
This square Ankasa pouf with the amazing Moroccan lace detail is so awesome; colors are perfect and the pattern on that lace falls somewhere between snowflakes and botanicals in a uniquely graphic way…i so totally dig it.
This awesome wooden pouf looks so organic that you half expect it to be soft like a cushion. Alas, it is not. BUT due to its firmness it could serve a multitude of purposes (it’d look rad outside too!) I love its irony and originality.
This vintage fabric pumpkin pouf is my third favorite because it is just so cute and charming…it’d have to be put in the right room though, or it could go to a kitschy place…I see it in a clean lined industrial space to help warm up the vibe.
At my house, the Moroccan leather pouf in the living room has been claimed by my Shih-Tzu son, Paulie Walnuts. We’re a family of pouf lovers. If I could keep poufs from becoming a puppy perch, I would expand my horizons and capitalize on the opportunity to get a bit gawdy with these lovely, punchy poufs!
These babies speak straight to my heart. Combining humor, painstaking craftsmanship, and brilliant color, these poufs give an instant shot of unique style. Click through the gallery on Frederique’s site and you’ll see even these pricey poufs are favored by our canine friends.
Oh, I love a bargain! This pouf comes in three pick-me-up colors (red, green, tangerine) and doesn’t even cost two bills. Paulie and I will breath easy knowing there’s a back up when his current pouf is past its prime.