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Summer Style: Dermond Peterson Design

Want to integrate some Summer style into your home without going overboard? Then pick up one of these pillows from Dermond Peterson Design.
These pillows' prints are sophisticated, toned-down versions of the cliché Summer motifs that abound, and won't need to be switched out once the leaves turn color. To find out more about these designs, as well as the sisters who formed the company,


Founded in 2001 by sisters Sandra Dermond and Susan Peterson, Dermond Peterson Design is an artisan/manufacturing company that uses fine-art printmaking techniques to create fresh, functional textiles for the home, including pillows, tea towels, table runners, guest towels, and dinner napkins. Each of their products is block-printed by hand in their Milwaukee, Wisconsin, studio on exceptional linen and cotton fabric using environmentally sensitive, water-based inks that are free of solvents, lead, and heavy-metals.

A coral pillow in black (not red), a palm leaf pattern with no pink in sight, a school of sardines, boiled shrimp, and a few acidic citrus hint at summer, but don't obnoxiously scream about the season. I'm actually the proud owner of a pair of Dermond Peterson Lotus Leaf pillows. The company's website currently only sells wholesale, but George Watts & Son has a large collection, as well as Tonic Home, and a variety of retailers nationwide and online.

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dameneko dameneko 9 years
the octopus one is cool -- these remind me of woodblock prints.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 9 years
Beautiful, yes, but $185 for a pillow is never ever ever justified. Unless it is stuffed with $100 bills....
freshpink freshpink 9 years
I dig the octopus one too, but can't afford it. Happily, the link also a had a octopus kitchen towel for much less that could maybe be made into a pillow?
thisisvee thisisvee 9 years
I love the octopus one!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
those would be cute outside, i think
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