Two great sources of innovative design, Anna Maria of Mannarino Designs, Inc.,and Baki Ildiz of Creative Touch Rugs collaborate on a collection of printed velvet pillows.  Anne Marie is an interior and event designer and past president of the New Jersey Chapter of ASID. Baki is famous for high quality, high design, hand woven rugs.

The 16-piece collection of 22” by 22” pillows and pillowcases evolved from different design approaches, some began as pencil drawings, others as watercolors and geometric forms.  All evoke Mannarino’s appreciation of rich color and pattern and her playful approach to layering those colors and patterns

In one design available in two colorways, circles and other geometric shapes are carefully layered on top of one another in a painterly composition and softened by the velvet texture.  In another geometric design, rows of cubes blend into one another with soft edges and gradations of color.  Other designs include an abstraction of florals in jewel tones, profusions of hues that could only come from watercolor and a vintage damask that has an been overlaid with saturated color in an ombré

Look for the designs at upcoming shows, including BD-West, the AD Show, High Point and ICFF.  For more information, visit, email: [email protected] or call  (201) 468-0246.For high-res. photos: