Let Kevin O’Brien’s artistic Aurora bedding create a work of art each time you make your bed. Embraced by a bevy of colors and textures, this stunning ensemble of a linen/cotton duvet, a unique collection of velvet decorative pillows, and a luscious patchwork coverlet is only one of many possibilities. We invite you view more Kevin O’Brien bedding and decorative pillow collections offered on DefiningElegance.com.
DefiningElegance.com has been offering luxurious decorative pillows and bedding from Kevin O’Brien Studio for many years. The very popular velvet pillows, duvets, shams, and throws are handcrafted using a devoré technique that creates a “burnout” effect and are dyed using customized colors. Other home accessories are created using embellished linens, printing, and shibori techniques.
The following is an interview with Kevin O’Brien, published by the PatternObserver.com, a blog for textile designers. It takes us behind the scenes to see how this gifted artist finds the inspiration for his designs, details about the creative process and his talented staff, and how he got his start in the home textile industry.
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Photography by Michael Spain Smith
Kevin O’Brien artistic impression of hanging willows exhibit a beautiful interpretation in the Metallics Velvet Dec Pillows collection. Hanging willows have a charm all of their own. These beautiful plants radiate their surroundings with graceful hanging branches and leaves that fan out. We believe that Mr O’Brien has captured the charm of these plants with his artistic designed dec pillows. These dec pillows are available in the colors Antique, Citron, Coral, Cornflower, Dove, Emerald, White, Raspberry.
The Houndstooth velvet pillow from Kevin O’Brien Studio has given this check pattern a new identity and purpose. The houndstooth pattern has always been a popular fashion fabric for decades and continues to be a classic. Originally introduced in men’s fashions, the houndstooth has been a favorite of designers of women’s fashion as well. These decorative pillows in hand-painted silk and rayon velvet honor the houndstooth check and introduce a growing trend to use them in home decor. Available in seven luscious color choices (aqua, citron, dusk, iris, peacock, pink/gold, and shark) and 14 sizes.
This new watercolor series from Kevin O’Brien captures the beauty of coastal life in decorative pillows the same way a painting can touch our emotions. The activity of lobster boats, recreational boating, and nature’s dramatic sunrises and sunsets gives the sense of a relaxed and casual resort town or a quaint European village. While taking in the magnificent colors and detail, one can only imagine nearby historical taverns, charming bed and breakfasts, and restaurants serving up fresh steaming lobsters. No matter how they affect the viewer, these decorative pillows are small works of art that will be appreciated and enjoyed. You can almost smell the salt air.
Kevin O’Brien Studio produces a modern take on traditional designs. Their embroidered merino wool throws are offered in two patterns, which are edged in silk/rayon velvet, and embellished with velvet appliqué. The Ferns pattern is offered in a camel throw with the ferns in brown, a pale blue throw with the ferns in brown (as shown in the photo), and an ivory throw with the ferns in black. The Branches pattern is offered in Pistachio and Avocado. Placed on your bed or sofa, these plush throws add beauty, color, and a touch of something unique.
You can find these throws and other luxurious home goods at DefiningElegance.com.
This decorative pillow from Kevin O’Brien showcases the subtle nuances of wood grain in a soft velvet. Dyes are mixed in customized colors and several layers are applied to give each pillow its unique appearance. A variety of sizes and colors are available in this collection to please most any decorating style or color scheme.
These super soft throws from Kevin O’Brien are made of a luxurious mix of 2-ply cashmere & merino yarns. Each throw is woven and dyed by hand in a Shibori design by a group of Nepalese artisans.
Handcrafted decorative pillows from Kevin O’Brien will bring a unique decorative touch to any room in your home. Each fabric starts with a sketch and then follows a meticulous process to transfer the design onto the fabric. Dyes are mixed in customized colors and several layers are applied to give each design its unique appearance.
These luxurious Kaleidoscope throw pillows from Kevin O’Brien are made with hand-painted silk and rayon velvet and are available in 10 luscious colors. All pillows come with a feather/down insert.