A FRESH LOOK AT
NEEDLEPOINT CUSHION DESIGNS

‘No, No!’ you’re saying, 'Not another needlepoint design site with the same old cushion designs!'

I know! I’ve looked at them too! Too many roses that look like cabbages! Too many tacky landscapes! Too many cute bunnies!

Not what I want in my home and not what I would design for my clients.

So the problem you face isn’t with needlepoint cushions; it’s with needlepoint designers!

Cushions do have a place in your home.

Needlepoint cushions can provide a chic and inexpensive accent to ‘spruce up’ any room, from living rooms and dining rooms to kitchens and bedrooms.

Decorative pillows can give a room a specific style or a splash of colour, which can complete the ‘look’ you want.

Have a look at ZIVA'S fresh approach to needlepoint cushion designs!

You'll find these unique designs under the following categories:

ARTS AND CRAFTS DESIGNS 
 
ABSTRACT DESIGNS

TRADITIONAL PERSIAN DESIGNS

MODERNIST DESIGNS    

NEW ART NOUVEAU DESIGNS
 
ART NOUVEAU DESIGNS

MORE ART NOUVEAU DESIGNS

PRAIRIE STYLE DESIGNS     

STAINED GLASS DESIGNS





STAINED GLASS DESIGNS





STAINED GLASS DESIGNS FOR CUSHIONS!

We have just created an exquisite new collection of five cushion patterns all adapted from early 20th century stained glass motifs.....

and still work well in our 21st century interiors!







ARTS AND CRAFTS DESIGNS




Arts and Crafts Cushion Designs



Well-known British designers from the ARTS and CRAFTS MOVEMENT

namely,William Morris, Gavin Morton and C.F.A. Voysey ….

inspired these Arts and Crafts cushion designs from ZIVA.

 

 

We have created two matching cushion designs to complement our Arts and Crafts Area Rugs.

PLUS we are introducing a cushion design, “DONNEMARA FALL” (above), adapted from a series of textile and carpet designs by iconic British architect and designer, Charles F. A. Voysey.

 




ABSTRACT DESIGNS


Large bold cushion designs inspired by the iconic design movements of the 20th century… and yours to stitch!

Perfect accents for today’s contemporary interiors.

From the 1920’s and 1930’s, I’ve created 7 dynamic needlepoint designs inspired by:

  • Textile designer and painter Sonia Delaunay’s Art Deco motifs created in Paris in the 1930’s
  • the Bauhaus School of Architecture and Decorative Arts and
  • the Glasgow School of Art, including Scottish architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

From the 1940’s and 1950’s, I’ve been inspired by two artists, namely Matisse and Morris Louis, to create three very distinctive cushion designs.


 



Cushion Design Inspired By 1930's designer, Sonia Delaunay

Our cushion, Parisian Colour Blocks’ is a classic example of designs created by artist and textile designer extraordinaire Sonia Delaunay in Paris in the 1930’s.

A set designer for the Ballets Russes, Delaunay was interested in Cubism and colour theory; her abstract canvases were dominated by geometric shapes, mainly in crisp, clean colours.

The exquisite bold blocks of colours range from light rose, rust and turquoise and are complemented by three neutrals, namely light and medium taupe and black.

With its 45° angles throughout, it would look stunning stitched in the BRICK STITCH



To complement the minimalist architectural shapes of this sofa, the ‘Parisian Colour Blocks’ cushion has been made up here as a crisp square-cornered box pillow.

Stunning!




Cushion Designs inspired by the BAUHAUS

Choose from four bold graphic cushion designs in a range of primary colours to add a dramatic accent to your home.

Large, easy-to-stitch designs from spirals to geometric patterns, give you an eye-catching selection.

Great designs for the beginner!

 

 


Cushion Designs inspired by MACKINTOSH

I’ve created three dynamic cushion designs based on the textile designs of iconic architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

He added bold colours to his abstract shapes of zigzags, spirals and waves, with consistent use of black to produce dramatic contrast, characteristic of much of the design of the Jazz Age.

 

 


Cushion Designs inspired by MATISSE’S CUT-OUTS

Two colourful and rhythmic cushion designs adapted from Matisse’s mid-20th century modernism period when he created his sometimes whimsical, sometimes bold, graphic cut-outs.

 

 

 

 

 


Cushion Design inspired by the PAINTER, MORRIS LOUIS

Abstract Expressionist artist Morris Louis created massive paintings with flat, intense colors in strong, repetitive patterns.

This large cushion, inspired by his painting style, is perfect for your contemporary home!

 

 

 



TRADITIONAL PERSIAN DESIGNS




Tabriz Cushion

This adaptation of a classic Tabriz design creates an elegant cushion for a contemporary interior to complement the needlepoint seat cover on a piano bench.

 

 




Khosro Cushion Designs

I created two cushion designs from an old Khosro Persian carpet for a client’s small contemporary living room:
A successful mix of periods and cultures.

Its classic neutral colours could work in your home as well.

 



MODERNIST DESIGNS




Six Modernist Cushion Designs

 

Abstractionist Art Movements from the early 20th century have inspired these Modernist cushion designs from ZIVA.  

SIX designs have been created in a 1920’s painterly style, and one (at right) has been adapted from decorative panelling from a very famous train from the same era! 

 

 

 



NEW ART NOUVEAU DESIGNS


ORCHARD SERIES CUSHIONS

Our French Country Series has been a great hit!

You have ordered them as seat covers and as wall art…… now they’re available as cushions!

The photo of the cushion at right of our “Cherries” motif gives you an idea how beautifully this series can accessorize your home.

I particularly love how the linen-coloured background has been accented with a piping in wine red!

 

REMEMBER …the background colour can be customized to suit the colours of your décor. Just let us know the background colour when you order.

 

They’re still available as seat covers!





A CELEBRATION OF SPRING!

 

We are introducing two new art nouveau cushion designs with spring flower motifs to help us forget all about winter!

 

Although different patterns, they complement each other beautifully in style and colour.

First is this delicate cushion design called ‘Spring Buds’, created in a subtle spring palette of cream, light gold, soft grey, mauve and mauve-blue.

The soft green leaves in the central motif with their flowing organic shapes provide a stunning accent to the central buds of grey, mauve-blue and mauve.

CLASSIC ART NOUVEAU!


I thought you might like to see 'Spring Buds' cushion painted ready to ship! The image above right shows the delicacy of the design with each stitch carefully painted. No guess work!



Our second new cushion design, ‘Spring Jonquils’, has been created in a similar range of colours with more emphasis on the soft gold and grey.

 

The sinuous leaves with their heralded Art Nouveau whiplash shapes are the stars of the show!





ART NOUVEAU DESIGNS




Narcissus Cushion and Bolster

I designed this charming cushion, with matching bolster, in an Art Nouveau style to complement a client’s 19th century daybed.




Mauve Irises Cushion

The subtle mauves and neutral colours of this Art Nouveau design blend into any interior.

With its repetitive pattern,it’s ideal for needlepoint cushions, seat covers, chair pads etc.
 

 


Silva Cushion

This bold, colourful design was createdfor a client’s French home, which she has decorated in the warm, rich colours of Provence.


For a complete contrast to these autumn colours, have a look at the second colour scheme I created with cool fresh spring colours.

 



MORE ART NOUVEAU DESIGNS



More Art Nouveau Cushion Designs

I've had a wonderful response from you when I introduced my Art Nouveau cushion designs to the ZIVA Collection.

So I decided to create six more to whet your appetite!



 

 

 



PRAIRIE STYLE DESIGNS




Prairie Style Designs

 

These bold geometric Prairie Style cushion designs, with their natural colours, create striking accents for to-day’s contemporary interiors and furnishings.

 

They have been created as matching cushions to complement two Prairie Style designs from ZIVA’s Seat Covers' Collection.




 

 



I hope you agree with me that these cushion designs from my ZIVA Collection give needlepoint cushions a new lease on life!

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