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Home is Where the Heart-Shaped Pillow Is

It’s an old cliche that home is where the heart is, but we really think these gorgeous heart pillows can turn even the sparsest temporary rental into a can’t-wait-to-get-back-there home.

Handcrafted by soft sculpture artist Andrea Soltis-Coonick, these Candi Andi pillows are made of rich velvets, raw silks and rayon-silk brocades and finished off with embellishments like fringe, cording and custom hand-bead embroidery.  Each pillow is hand-stuffed, and Andrea exclusively hires stay at home moms and single moms as her seamstresses.

The 12″ hearts filled with all natural organic buckwheat hulls and lavender blossoms would look – and smell – great adorning a bed, and we’re thinking of strewing the 4″ crushed velvet hearts around the house instead of rose petals for Valentine’s Day.
(We’re fantastizing about that but may end up also ordering the practical – and pretty —Wrist Relax Keyboard Wrist Pads.  Now, those would be a gift from the heart.)

This post originally appeared on my former blog, StyleSubstanceSoul.