About Pillows By Dezign - A Design Studio Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan

As an Interior Designer, and owner of the Grand Rapids Michigan based design studio - The Home Studio (www.thehomestudio.net) for over a decade, Marian LaFrance-Silverman has always said, “Decorative Custom Pillows are the jewelry that completes the outfit.

Fabric has always been Marian's passion starting with making her own clothes at age 11. She’s an artist, an interior decorator, and has even created beautiful stained glass windows and lamps. Despite the other interests she was always drawn back to fabrics. "Fabrics bring the interest and depth in to a room with color and overall design."

With that Marian convinced her son Brian to join her in creating Pillows by Dezign to offer the local Michigan design community and N. America the opportunity to decorate affordably with custom designer fabric pillows. You will find our high standards, dedication, design uniqueness, and integrity shows in the quality of our pillows. ALL our pillows are made in Grand Rapids Michigan.

We know you will LOVE our custom pillows....


About the Pillow Inserts We Offer

Polyester – The Polyester insert is our least expensive option and the lightest in weight. These are typically used for outdoor pillows as these are more spongy and airy, but these are a 100% MUST for outdoor pillows. The next major reason you’d want a Polyester Insert with your decorative pillows are for the ones who are allergic to feathers, we obviously don’t want you sneezing all over the designer fabrics. We now offer just the pillow covers, but keep in mind that we use inserts larger than the decorative pillow cover to ensure that full look.

50% Poly 50% Down – This 50% Polyester and 50% Down insert is the newest member of our options for inserts. This is a super comfortable type of insert for your decorative pillows and doesn’t ALWAYS keep its form, but does still allow you to karate chop the top of the pillow. We decided to add this as an option because it’s the perfect in between of spongy and moldy (not green moldJ). We now offer just the pillow covers, but keep in mind that we use inserts larger than the decorative pillow cover to ensure that full look.

Down/Feather Blend – We recommend this option of insert for all your decorative pillows. It’s a great mix of white duck feathers and down feathers to make your decorative pillows mushy and comfortable, not to mention that it’s perfect for the pillow chop. We use this insert for ALL our pillows in our showrooms and are used with all our relationships with designers without question. It is kind of a given to use these inserts in the design community, but not 100% necessary. We now offer just the pillow covers, but keep in mind that we use inserts larger than the decorative pillow cover to ensure that full look.


About the Pillow Sizes We Offer

12x18” Decorative Pillow – This Lumbar style pillow is our smallest in size but packs a big punch! This size pillow has a couple aliases such as “small lumbar”, “kidney pillow”, “Back Pillow”, and from what we’ve heard even “Chair Pillow.” Our Small Lumbar Pillow has many uses such as on sofas, chairs, and beds. If you love decorative pillows as much as we do you’ll find even more places for them like a window nook and even areas with artwork for that accent in color. We consider this a standard size small lumbar and are one of the most popular sizes in our retail stores. We offer this size pillow with your choice of three different types of inserts. We purposely use inserts bigger than the Pillow Cover to be sure your decorative pillow looks and feel full. We offer Polyester, 50% Poly & 50% Down, and a Down/Feather Blend.

15x24” Decorative Pillow – Another Lumbar Style Pillow in our collection that is larger but still small enough to decorate on chairs, beds, and sofas as an accent piece. This size Lumbar Pillow has the same “aka’s” as our 12x18” Lumbar Pillow…”Small Lumbar”, “Kidney Pillow” etc… What’s appealing to this size is that it tends to offer more space for the beautiful fabric pattern. This size is great for making pillows in the more extravagant, expensive, and luxurious fabrics for that finishing touch from your main grouping. We offer this size pillow with your choice of three different types of inserts. We purposely use inserts bigger than the Pillow Cover to be sure your decorative pillow looks and feel full. We offer Polyester, 50% Poly & 50% Down, and a Down/Feather Blend.

18x18” Decorative Pillow – The smallest of our “Square Pillows” and the best for adding to larger Throw Pillows on a sofa or sectional. Typically we display these throw pillows in front or next to 20x20” or 22x22” pillows in the group. A pair of these with a fun design along with some solid pillows shows your taste and will compliment the rest of your space. We often like to match some colors in your Accent Pillows with the colors in your artwork; it’s a subtle but dramatic impression most of the time. We offer this size pillow with your choice of three different types of inserts. We purposely use inserts bigger than the Pillow Cover to be sure your decorative pillow looks and feel full. We offer Polyester, 50% Poly & 50% Down, and a Down/Feather Blend.

20x20” Decorative Pillows – Ahhhh, our most popular size of all our Decorative Pillows. I have heard clients call them Decorative Pillows, Decorative Throw Pillows, Throw Pillows, Designer Pillows, Designer Fabric Pillows, Sofa Pillows, Couch Pillows, and many more. This size would be considered the average decorative throw pillow size and most popular for decorating on a sofa or in a living room/family room. We are not ones to look down on style or size preference, so feel free to upgrade to 22x22” throw pillows for you sofa. Keep in mind these measurements are from seam to seam (there’s a curve) NOT how wide the pillow stretches.

22x22” Decorative Pillow – Another great size for decorative pillows! Typically one would elect to decorate with a 22” decorative pillow over a 20” decorative pillow because on the scale of your furniture and the size of the space. But don’t let that persuade you as a 22” pillow would be a great accent in the middle/corner of a sectional or solely because the repeat of the pattern is large and you want to capture it all. Remember the pictures of the pillows on our site are all 20x20” so you are able to judge the scale of the repeat better and if you want them bigger or smaller. We’ve said it over and over to clients for years, there are no rules…you can decorative with pillows however you want; it’s just a way of expressing your personality. More and more often we see pictures of pillows on sofas that don’t even come close to matching and they look great!

24x24” Decorative Pillow – Marian and I are big fans of this size decorative pillow. We decorate our showrooms with these on the floor, on sofas with a bunch of smaller ones, the middle corners of sectionals, and alone on the larger style chairs such as wingbacks. Let’s not forget that this size works PERFECT on a kid’s twin bed or in the room somewhere because it turns into a comfy floor pillow for your little ones. The 24x24” decorative pillow is a great excuse to decorate with that gorgeous large scale print you haven’t been able to justify using anywhere too, I don’t know about you but this is how I think. Lastly, we strongly recommend the down/feather blend insert for these larger decorative pillows as they are a lot more comfortable and mold to you a lot easier. This type on insert also makes it a lot easier for you to give the pillow that pillow karate chop.

26x26” Decorative Pillow – The 26x26” decorative pillow aka Euro Pillow is most popular for decorating beds with. It is well known to have three of these Euros across the back of your King or Queen Bed against the headboard, and then rows of decorative pillows in front of them. This size can be placed literally anywhere with intentions of making a statement. Decorating with Euros on a bed we recommend Poly or the 50% Poly 50% Down strictly because of it’s weight and they tend to sit up straighter. If you are ordering this size for any reason other than bedding we recommend the down/feather insert for comfort.

41x15” Decorative Pillow – This 41x15” Decorative Lumbar size is pretty unique to us, since we made this size our standard large lumbar, long lumbar, bed lumbar, it has been a huge success. The two places our clients have been placing this size pillow are on King and Queen Beds and centered on a sofa. This size decorative pillow will make a huge statement when placed on a sofa, it looks great in rooms that aren’t family rooms but more of the statement rooms that aren’t used in every day living. If you have any questions at all about this size decorative pillow or any other sizes mentioned here please feel free to email us or call anytime with questions.