Monday, November 18, 2013

Horsley Kaufman Couture Pillows and a Giveaway!

There’s lots to cover in this post – a new couture pillow line, a fabulous launch party (including a custom cocktail recipe), lots of inspirational décor pictures, and last but not least – an amazing pillow giveaway worth $575!  Information on the giveaway is at the end of the post, but there are lots of beautiful images between here and there, so let’s get started.

Earlier this year, I was thrilled to learn that Margaret Kaufman, a fellow parent at my youngest daughter’s school, was designing a couture soft goods and pillow line with well known Atlanta antique dealer Linda Horsley.  And now, the Horsley Kaufman collection has officially been launched, and it is beautiful!    Their collection of fine soft goods is created with hand-selected antique textiles and trims and the highest quality modern materials.  The addition of fine dressmaker detailing elevates the old-world and couture inspired pieces to original works of art.

Word of Horsley Kaufman’s pillows and soft goods has already begun to spread.  Some of their pillows can be seen on seating arrangement at the end of the bed in this beautiful master bedroom designed by Amy Morris.  Image via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.

Circa Interiors designers Cindy Smith and Patrick Lewis used a Horsley Kaufman pillow made from an 18th century antique tapestry in the Adamsleigh Traditional Home Showhouse. Photo: John Bessler

Horsley Kaufman pillows are seen on the sofa in this beautiful living room of a house that was featured in Veranda, and was on the market recently. I wrote a blog post about this house here; photo credit Blayne Beacham.  Interior design by Peggy Stone.

A beautiful vignette from the Horsley Kaufman website – one of their pillow designs ‘in situ’. Photo credit Katerina Fullen of Katerina Photography.

One of my favorites, an early 1900's Scroll Applique on Velvet with Shirred Wool Border

Earlier this month, Linda, Margaret, and Edgar-Reeves owner Stephanie Reeves co-hosted a Fall cocktail party and trunk show celebrating the new Horsley Kaufman line of pillows at Edgar-Reeves Lighting and Antiques, located at The Galleries of Peachtree Hills.   The party was a huge success, with many of the luminaries of the Atlanta design community in attendance.  There was even a signature drink – the sparkle and snap – more on that later (with a recipe).

All images, except where noted, by Katerina Fullen of Katerina Photography.  Her portfolio is beautiful and can be seen here: http://www.katerinaphotography.com  Although Katerina specializes in editorial portraiture of children, she also photographs events of many types.  Please visit her website for more information.

The party took place at Edgar-Reeves, one of Atlanta’s premiere sources for custom lighting and shades.

Linda Horsley and Margaret Kaufman, founders of Horsley Kaufman
Many Horsley Kaufman pillows were beautifully displayed throughout the shop.  Here are a few that caught my eye…

Collection of Dressmaker Pillows in Linen

Pillows with Antique Tapestry, Monograms, Trims and Tassels.

Cummerbund Pillows in 18th C Metallic Embroidery, Antique Lace, and Shimmery Corded Linen

A beautiful vignette I couldn’t resist including, using my new favorite, ornamental kale.

Antique Trim with Shimmery Linen Looped Bow

Mix of Old-World and Couture Inspired Pillows

Antique Trim with Silk Flower on Velvet

1920s Leather Applique on Velvet with Handmade Tassels of Antique Trims

Couture-inspired Bows, Straps and Knots in Wool, Velvet and Suede. 

The Beatrix Potter inspired buffet table was beautiful and so perfect for a crisp fall night.

Linda Horsley and Margaret Kaufman (front) posing with the Edgar-Reeves team (left to right, Davis Harrington,  Deborah Childers, Edgar-Reeves owner Stephanie Reeves, and Maggie Bailey).

The hosts worked with Morganne Lee at Atlanta's H&F Bottle Shop to create an original Autumnal champagne cocktail for the event.

It was really delicious (like an adult version of ginger ale), so I thought I would ask for the recipe and pass it on to you!

The key ingredient is Shrub & Co's Spicy Ginger Shrub. Spicy Ginger Shrub is also great with sparkling water for a non-alcoholic alternative.

For the evening's playlist, Linda, Margaret and Stephanie asked some of their Atlanta design friends to submit a tune.  All of the music was put on a CD and was handed out as a party favor at the end of the evening. Take a look at what some of Atlanta’s best designers picked as their tune!

To shop for Horsley Kaufman fine soft goods, please visit their website here - http://horsleykaufman.com/.  Horsley Kaufman regularly updates their online gallery with new works.  To view their current inventory, be sure to visit their website on a regular basis.

Now, on to the giveaway!  Horsley Kaufman will be giving one of their dressmaker linen pillows to one lucky Things That Inspire reader. The retail value is $575, so this is a generous giveaway!

The winner can select one of these two pillows styles:

Horsley Kaufman Dressmaker Wrap with Shirring & Woven Knots Pillow (this pillow can be found online here).


Horsley Kaufman Dressmaker Braiding with Shirring Pillow (this pillow can be found online here).

To enter, please visit the Horsley Kaufman online gallery and take a look at their beautiful pillows.  Then, make a comment on Things That Inspire with the Horsley Kaufman pillow that catches your eye!  Leave a comment on this post (email subscribers, click here to make a comment).  Any anonymous comments must contain an email contact so I can contact you if you are the winner!  

Comments will be closed Thursday, November 21 at 5 pm, and winner will be selected at random and may pick from one of the two dressmaker linen pillows pictured above (Retail Value $575).  Winner will be notified by email. Horsley Kaufman will ship the winner's chosen pillow to their address.

I hope you enjoyed this introduction to Horsley Kaufman, and best of luck in the giveaway!  Click here to comment for your chance to enter the giveaway. I will need some way to contact the winner, so if you don't have a blog profile, don't forget to leave your email in the comment. 

UPDATE: comments are closed.  The winner of this giveaway is 

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  1. I love the Couture Bow Pillow. Also, I love the Horsley Kaufman Dressmaker Wrap with Shirring & Woven Knots Pillow that is part of this giveaway. These would definitely be pillows that are kept away from my dogs! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  2. The Dressmaker Wrap is stunning and just the right shade.

  3. I admit I stalk the HK website admiring their pillows. Love all of the antique textiles...I covet the green taffeta with antique metallic trim. Such a beautiful event...custom music and cocktails, brilliant. Great post, thank you for sharing!

  4. The couture bow pillow is epic! It is so elegant and reminds me of a vintage cocktail party dress that my mom wore many years ago !

  5. Wow- those are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!j.bozeman@me.com

  6. The pillows are gorgeous! Thanks for introducing them to us. The cocktail looks pretty good too!

  7. love the dressmaker!!! ssdmmf@yahoo.com

  8. The bottle green leather appliqué pillow is gorgeous!


  9. Love the antique bronze leather with ribbon pillow - wow!

  10. The Couture Suede Knot and Shawl Pillow is a work of art!! The giveaway pillows are divine!! Thanks for the chance!

  11. Thank you for introducing the Horsley Kaufman couture pillow collection...it is FABULOUS! (jpalamides@comcast.net)

  12. We just moved from Atlanta to Colorado and the style of homes is much more rustic. Your post was really inspiring and helped me fine tune my ideas, so thanks for the great visuals from Circa and Veranda! Just received my two new gray velvet sofas and the antique pattern tapestry pillows would really break up the gray. Planning to add more textures and subdued colors in the next few months.

  13. Fantastic all around! The 18th century antique crane textile is a beauty.

  14. Love the dressmaker line! (annacave@gmail.com)

  15. I love ALL of the dressmaker pillows in the natural linen. Perhaps it's because my maiden name was "Dress"!

  16. Love the Couture Knot pillow. I am a sucker for the soft blue green background combined with the contrasting darker intense blue green and offset with the metallic fringe and trim. Plus the addition of the suede texture amps up the luxury element! (lrconrad95@yahoo.com)

  17. Oh, my, talk about exquisite! Since I'm so traditional I would select the
    Antique Patterned Tapestry Pillow for my English Tudor. franki

  18. The pillows are spectacular! My favorite was the couture rose round. Reminds me of the pillows that used to be on my grandmother's couch. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Kudos to the team for bringing us such beautiful couture style pillows. They are definitely filling a niche in the marketplace.

  20. Wow! These are fabulous couture pillows. I love all the ones with antique embellishments/panels, but especially the velvet ones with embroidery. The one that speaks to me the most is also featured in your post: 1920s Leather Appliqué Border Pillow. That grey-green velvet, combined with the buttery, camel leather is divine!! Thanks for sharing this amazing resource with us.

  21. Those pillows are beautiful. I cannot believe all their details and embellishments. Smith.jennifer400@gmail.com

  22. The pillows are amazing!!! Very special and unique! I love the "Early 19th C. Embroidery Pillow" in particular...love the pop of pink.
    Love, love, love!

  23. After looking at all the creative, beautifully constructed pillows, I went back again to the 18th Century bird tapestry pillow. It is unforgettable!

  24. Absolutely stunning pillows ~ each and everyone.
    My favourite is the Dressmaker wrap w) shirring & woven knot pillow ♥ Simply gorgeous!
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway chance.

  25. Absolutely beautiful and one-of-a-kind! These pillows would be the perfect addition to my family room:))

  26. Gorgeous pillows! I especially love the dressmaker with braiding. Sweatergirl05@gmail.com

  27. Dear Holly,
    A gorgeous collection of pillows! I love them all and am especially drawn to the 1920's Leather Applique pillow!

    The Arts by Karena

  28. The Bronze with Flower is my favorite, but I could choose many here. Absolutely stunning and unique work.
    Such an all around beautiful post, Holly. Will have to bookmark this one, and thank you for the introduction.

  29. I love the dressmaker pillows in natural linen!

  30. Wow. The pillows are nice but not $1000 nice. Maybe they look better in person. Good idea but limited appeal due to price point

  31. Those two pillows are lovely, thank you for a chance to own one.

  32. I love the couture jacket pillow - masculine and feminine at the same time! Fingers crossed for the win!

  33. Love the pillows! Beautiful! Came over from Crafty Allie. Now following you via GFC. Have a great week!

  34. Either one of the "give away" pillows would delight me! Both beautiful, and either would compliment my current space!

  35. All the pillows are absolutely GORGEOUS ...I think the one that really caught my "eye" is the Couture Bow Pillow on page 2 of the HK site. Thanks so much for introducing me to such beautiful things that truly do inspire!!!

  36. Good heavens, what a sensational place to BUY!

    I am very honored to have received a comment from you today on my punctuation post! Good to meet you!

    These lovely goods in grey are up my ally. I love all things French and grey, antique and lush. This is an art that I consider another form of going beyond the ordinary in order to DAZZLE your clients. Thank you!

    Have a lovely rest of the week and many happy wishes for a great holiday season! I must see what you come up with for the holidays! Anita

  37. Wow what a great post. So chock full of beauty and inspiration...beautiful pillows and the shop it was held in is breathtaking! I need to get down there and check out all these amazing places!! Love the early 1900's bird pillow..its a beauty!

    Please count me in for the giveaway...one cannot have too many pillows:)

  38. These pillows are exquisite! The Dressmaker line is my favorite!

  39. WOW! That is all I can saw! I am in fabric and designer heaven! I really liked the antique bird pillows as well as the one that is the Bird and Wreath design. You can see all the detailing that is part of their work. Fabulous! I would love to win one. PJKINATL@HOTMAIL.COM

  40. Pretty - love the couture knot pillow!

  41. Beautiful! I especially love the couture bows! ccgabriel@yahoo.com

  42. WOW... The most exquisite pillows. Absolutely love the antique monogram pillow!

  43. I am in love with her couture pillows!! the pillow that inspires me most is the couture bow pillow.. it is perfect. I think bows are super in right now and I'm loving the colors

    movalbabysitter at gmail.com

  44. What a stunning collection of pillows, the fabrics were all so different and creatively used. Great blog.
    Rachel Baydar

  45. I love your blog and was delighted to find out about the launch of Horsley Kaufman. My absolute favorite is the couture-inspires bow...Exquisite!!! Their dressmaker linen pillows are lovely as well so I would be thrilled to win one.
    Thank you for all that you do and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Best, Patti Monsees pmonsees1@comcast.net

  46. Love your blog and the pillows! My favorite pillow is the Dressmaker Wrap with Shirring & Woven Knots Pillow. The natural linen is timeless.
    Elizabeth Broach - cbroach1@cox.net

  47. Hi Holly,
    What an incredible introduction! This is a pillow line that is off to an illustrious start!!! Am fawning over the 1920s with leather appliqué, but love the pillow that you're giving away. I would easily find a home for that beauty!

    Thanks for also sharing the drink recipe and playlist….always fun to add to the entertaining repertoire!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  48. The Antique Fleur De Lis Appliqué pillow is a stunner! I'd love to know the background of the fabrics and tapestries selected for the collection of pillows. Thank you for this opportunity!


  49. I love this blog, and get excited on the days when I see that you have posted something new for me to fawn over! My favorite pillow from their website is the Antique Mythological Face Tapestry Pillow. I love the history in vintage tapestries, and really appreciate the art form. I also love the two pillows you can choose from it you win the give-away. I am currently redecorating and those pillows would look wonderful with all the light brown linen, brown toile, and baby blue that cover my room. Thank yo so much for introducing me to a wonderful new small business, I love having the opportunity to support local businesses as my family owns one!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  50. great information this is article I hope much people likes..good job

  51. Hi Holly! I love the Antique Mythological Face Tapestry Pillow as well. Gorgeous! Thanks for posting another inspiring post.

  52. Hi Holly. This is a cool post! I love the dressmaker wrap and knot pillows....although all of them are lovely and so original! Thanks, Laura

  53. Holly, I'm so glad I didn't miss this drawing / giveaway! The pillows are divine - such original designs and meticulous craftsmanship. I love the two 18th century bird tapestry pillows. Good luck to me! cheers, Loi

  54. My favorite pillow is the Dressmaker Wrap and Knot - it is more than a pillow - it is a present all tied up in one impenetrable knot - evoking all things romantic and warm.

    BTW - thanks to you Holly - my new swimming pool has the right color!


  55. The antique mythological face is my fave. Stunning line of pillows.

    Jane, jjmcgrady1212 at aol dot com

  56. Those bird tapestry pillows are just stunning. I'd love to own them, as well as the 1920's leather applique design.
    Great giveaway!

  57. I love this set - the Horsley Kaufman Dressmaker Wrap with Shirring & Woven Knots Pillow - it would go so perfect with some many different colors.

  58. Dressmaker Braiding with Shirring Pillow! So beautiful!

  59. I love the Dressmaker Wrap with woven Knots. The detail on these pillows is absolutely beautiful! What a very generous giveaway!

    Sally, smpetermann@charter.net

  60. "One of my favorites, an early 1900's Scroll Applique on Velvet with Shirred Wool Border."
    I have to agree with you!!
    Wonderful and inspiring post!

  61. I love the dressmaker pillow! Would look lovely in my house! If I win my email is jkusmerz@yahoo.com

  62. I love the Dressmaker Shirred Fan Pillow. It is elegant and fun and reminds me of those Japanese paper fans I had as a girl. hwhelchel@comcast.net



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