Design Defined: Knife Edge

Design Defined: Knife Edge

Knife Edge

Admittedly, this term sounds a little dangerous.  While there are certainly hazards that do arise in the every day life of an interior designer – moving large items, nails, slipping on wet surfaces, glass, etc. (you should have seen my assistant and me trying to carry, let’s be honest draaaaag, an enormously heavy rug up TWO flights of stairs… If only I had a video camera with me…) – coming across a real knife’s edge is not usually one of them.

So what does “knife edge” mean? – Its a single seam around a cushion or a pillow.

Pretty simple, right?  It really is.

Here are a few photos of knife edge pillows:

Pillows from Restoration Hardware (www.restorationhardware.com)

Pillows from Restoration Hardware (www.restorationhardware.com)

Pillow from Pottery Barn (www.potterybarn.com)

Pillow from Pottery Barn (www.potterybarn.com)

Pillow from Pottery Barn (www.potterybarn.com)

Pillow from Pottery Barn (www.potterybarn.com)

 

Here is a video tutorial on how to create your very own!

Not scary at all, right?  No horror movie tid bits here – actually quite the opposite… soft, cushy pillows.  Here’s a little designer secret: always use insets that are one size bigger than the pillow case so that it fills out all of the corners and is really plump and plush. So, the next time you feel you need a little excitement in your life, remember you can sleep with a “knife edge” any time you want…

Live dangerously!

Oh and live smart & stylishly, as well. Tehehehehehe.  Have a fabulous day!

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