Subscribe by email
Category Archives: pillows
Have you flipped through the latest issue of Adore Magazine yet? I was so honored to be featured alongside friends Irene and Erika in the Blog Loving section and also excited to see the spread featuring Erika’s gorgeous home. It perfectly reflects her style and was beautifully captured by talented photographer Sabra Lattos. Below are a few of my favorite shots:
Gold accents incorporated all throughout the home
Love how the crystal chandelier and gold knobs glam up the kitchen.
Erika included our Jungalow Jet pillows in her dining room!
Chic little corner
Fabulous inspiration board
This (above) is probably my favorite photo from the shoot. Love the whole setup with the matching tufted chairs and big round mirror. Such a cozy and glamorous space. Flip to page 132 of the magazine to see more!
Tomorrow it will be 2 years since I opened my little pillow shop. The day I opened it, I was a bit nervous yet excited and hopeful. I was jumping into new unfamiliar territory and I wasn’t sure what to expect exactly, but my intuition told me I was headed in the right direction and I felt optimistic of what lied ahead.
Having gone through, and working our way out of, a very rough economic period, my husband and I had very little money at the time. Somehow though, I found a way to come up with some money (less than $1,000) to invest in starting up the business. Upon opening the shop I offered only 6 pillows, all in one size. The idea was to start small with what I could, and re-invest any profits to grow the business over time. I figured if it didn’t work out, it wouldn’t be too huge of a financial loss, so I felt okay about taking the risk. I think that had I waited to come up with enough money to open the shop with as many pillows as I have available now, I possibly would have never done it.
With a little luck and a lot of hard work I’m so grateful that the business has steadily grown over the past two years. I was able to quit the part-time job I had when I opened the shop, and I’ve been a full time shop owner for over a year now. It’s been a dream come true to be my own boss, work in an industry I am passionate about, and have the freedom and control to mold, create, and grow my business however I want to.
While there’s no way of foreseeing what the future holds, I do have some things planned for my third year in business that I’m very excited about and hope will lead to other positive things. I’ll be taking a business training program led by a woman I greatly admire and respect, I’ll be launching a re-vamped version of the shop website (currently in the works!), adding several new pillows, and I’ll most likely be hiring an assistant.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who have been so supportive and spread the word about the shop via your blogs, social media, and word of mouth, and of course those of you who have been customers and chosen to make Arianna Belle pillows a part of your beautiful homes. My shop would not be a success without you all!
In celebration of my 2 year anniversary and the start of my 3rd year in business, I will be offering 15% off everything in my shop starting midnight tonight, September 22nd, through end of Monday September 23rd. To get the discount, just enter this code at checkout: AB2YEAR
Thank you again for all your support!! xx
Although they didn’t include an on-screen credit, it was still very exciting to see my pillows make their debut on national television! Hopefully this will be the first of more to come!
The talented team over at Rachel Reider Interiors recently helped revamp a newly reopened boutique luxury hotel in Nantucket and they included several pillows from my shop in their design of the lounge! Here are a few photos:
I love that they took their own unique approach to Nantucket design and created a space that’s unlike what you’d expect to see in a hotel. They did such a great job of mixing patterns and making the lounge feel so inviting. The rest of the hotel is beautiful as well -see more of it here. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to visit someday – maybe next summer? Seems like it’d be a perfect place for a nice little getaway.
p.s. If you’re unfamiliar with Rachel Reider Interiors, be sure to take a peek at their portfolio – you’ll love it!
Delighted to see my Zebra pillow in the August/September issue of Adore Home Magazine! It’s featured on page 117 as part of the spread that features the home of designer Maria Barros who is known for her fun and colorful interiors:
View the full spread and issue of Adore here.
I’m thrilled to be part of Roxy’s latest Society Social Manifesto Magalog. It’s filled with so much fabulous inspiration. I love the shots of the colorful and summery space below featuring our Trellis Watermelon pillow:
Check out the magalog here!
photography by Lawrence Te
One of my favorite parts of my job is seeing my pillows in their new homes. I know I have some seriously talented customers. Canadian interior designer Raiana Schwenker is no exception. She just shared photos of her living room (which she decorated on a budget!) and it’s absolutely fabulous. Take a look:
Click on over to Sadie and Stella to see more photos and read about all the details!
Have you checked out the latest issue of Adore Home? It’s packed with beautiful interiors like the cheerfully colorful home of stylist and decorator Clair Wayman featured on the cover …
AND, if you flip to page 157 you’ll see our Bengal Bazaar pillow featured in the Get the Look page for a home designed by Greg Natale:
If you haven’t yet, grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and read the issue here.
I love seeing photographs of my customers’ decorated spaces. Julia of Pawleys Island Posh recently added two of our leopard linen pillows while updating her beautiful living room and I think they, along with her other additions, have made such a fun impact. Here’s the space before the updates:
and here it is after:
Photos by Julia Ryan. See more on her lifestyle blog!
Looks great, don’t you think? I love the playful mix of patterns!