‘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:
Japanese designs were very influential in the development of both fine arts and decorative arts in Europe and America throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
And their influence has continued to today.
FOUR DESIGNS TO CHOOSE FROM WITH MANY COLOUR OPTIONS!
This ‘Classic Chrysanthemum’ motif above with white flowers is one of four new designs depicting the classic Japanese paring down to essentials, an attempt to capture the basic form and characteristics of a specific subject.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
Abstractionist Art Movements from the early 20th century have inspired these Modernist cushion designs from ZIVA.
Eight designs have been created in a 1920’s painterly style, and three have been adapted from Art Deco decorative panelling from a very famous train from the same era!
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 …For ALL the above FRENCH COUNTRY cushions, the background colour can be customized to suit the colours of your décor.
Just let us know the background colour when you order.
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 'Le Printemps’, 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.
I thought you might like to see 'Le Printemps' 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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
From this large selection of cushion designs, go back to Home Page to see other needlepoint designs in the ZIVA Collection.
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