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Trends for 2009

Cushions are a great way to add a touch of elegance and luxury to your home at very little cost. Splurge on a few beautiful cushions to add gasp of ' oh wow' to a room or to add that designer touch.


One of easiest ways to do this would be match the wall paper in your home. The latest trend in wallpaper is Damask designs. You can either use the wall paper print on your cushion or pick one of the more prominent colors on your wall paper and match your cushion covers to this. Sometimes it is nice to use one or two cushions that stand out and mix it with solid colored cushions or cushions with a simpler design.

Bold unusual color combination is another home decor trend for 2009. If you have a dull wall color or your sofa upholstery is starting to fade . A cost effective way to brighten up your room is adding some bright unusual cushions and throws. So that these are what people notice and pay attention too, not your worn out sofa. Combine some lovely intricately designed cushion covers with simpler designs to to liven up your room.

Retro brights like yellows ( acid citrus shades) are also in. Accents with bold shapes and colors create an easy retro feel.


Geo metrics are also in . For that simple and understated look geometric are the way to go. But don't use too much of the same shape. Combine different shapes in dark tones and metallic hints that are so trendy right now.

Opulence is in! But then again opulence and luxury has always been in. :) You can use metallic shades such as gold, silver, bronze, copper or pewter. Rich fabrics like satin, silk and velvet also add to this rich , elegant. look.

Vintage glamor is also an extension of the trend towards luxury. Achieve this look using sheer fabrics and soft colors.

Going Natural is also another home decor trend. Eco Homes made out of simple natural are the trend that can be translated into your soft furnishings with natural patterns and colors.

All Cushions are Comfyheaven Designs. Email us to place orders. info@comfyheaven.com


Quality! Qulity! Quality!


When I first thought of Comfyheaven , I went shopping on the internet and hundreds and hundred so beautiful cushions , at home in Colombo :). I noticed that a lot of the products in the market were mass produced and cheap quality items. At first glance the riot of colors and glitter on them made them look lovely but open up a cushion cover and the finish inside made me cringe. The comfort factor was also lacking. You need to be able to lie down on cushions and pillows...at least rest your arm on them without worrying about the color getting on your hands, the embellishments scratching you skin etc they should also feel comfortable to touch.
As the idea of Comfyheaven was being born my mum and started coming up
with ways we can improve quality.
Invisible zips: They
were neater than normal zip , put on top or on side they looked much better too.
Inner lining: Depending on the fabric we give inner lining which gives the cushion a better shape.
Inner Over lock: Makes the product long lasting and gives it a professional finish

All of our pillows are made for you individually.They are generally custom made so if you cant find a certain color or need a certain size or even if you want to match another cushion we can accommodate you.
We had a great time developing this product line for you. We hope you enjoy our efforts. Have fun shopping!
Images Our own.
You can buy Comfyheaven products on
www.comfyheaven.com
http://www.anitanirma.etsy.com
http://en.dawanda.com/shop/gracefulliving

or check out our website
www.gracefulliving.weebly.com




Making your house a home with pillows.

Making your house a home with pillows.

Personally I love pillows and cushions. My bed has more pillows than there is room for me. Beautiful pillows can enhance your home. By just changing the colors and fabric of your cushions , you can change the whole look of your home. If you want comfort : neutrals and cottons and if you want luxury and elegance silks but these are just two of the simplest ways you can change the look of your home using pillows. Cushions are the one of the most important home accessories and give a very strong decorative impact with a minimum of effort and cost. Cushions can not only change the mood of your home, but can also enhance seasonal changes.


Cushions add warmth and coziness to a home. Guests feel welcome at once when they sit down on a sofa full of cushions.

By adding even one cushion sometimes you can enhance a piece of furniture in your home might otherwise just vanish into the back ground.

By using cushions you can add color, depth and elegance to your home.

(Images from Neiman Marcus)

Who We are

Comfyheaven at present is made up of a few special people.

The most important are :

Dilhani, Age 67, Widow, Supports brother with Comfyheaven income- Runs her owns small cottage industry, She does sewing and Embroidery

Soma, Age 62,Widow, Supports herself with Comfyheaven income- Does Embroidery

Nishanthi, Age 32, Single mother with two children,Sole Breadwinner . She does Embroidery.

Sandya, Age 40, Husband Cannot Work, Sole Breadwinner . She does Embroidery.

Shirani, Age 36, Works for as a means of supplementing her income

There is also
Me : Anita Pillai - Designing , Marketing
My Mother - Charmaly- Designing , Marketing


I hope I will be able to get some images of these women soon and put it up.

Comfyheaven Soft Furnishings : Vision


I worked in television making value based documentaries for about five years.I left a few years ago and joined my mother in the garment trade. I still wanted to merge what I was doing before with  what I was doing now. I wanted to do something different to the mass produced items being done in these factories. My mum and I saw the quality if soft furnishings in the market and knew with our knowledge combined we could do better . We could make beautiful luxury home decor items that everyone could afford. At the same time we saw that this was a oppertunity for women in low income households to earn an income to support themselves.

Comfy heaven Home decor was born. It has been my dream to start this project where I have the opportunity not only to create but also to help make people lives better. So that now I have the best of both worlds.

Comfyheaven Home decor helps give single mothers, widows and young women the opportunity to earn an income. We ( my mother and I ) do the designing and marketing and provide them with raw materials. They can work from home or come to ours and use our machines . We pay them a fair wage for this work.

These women have to freedom to work from their homes at their own pace.They are also exposed to international trends, ideas and expertise and so are able to expand their abilities.
As these women don’t have computer or are not even aware of the opportunities the internet can offer. We try to sell their products on sites like ETSY and DAWANDA that have opening for hand made items.We also recently launched our site http://www.comfyheaven.com where people can buy our products.

At present we have 4 women who work with us. As we grow we hope to employ more.

So what is our vision . It is two fold
1) To create beautiful home decor items that everyone can afford.
2) To give women the ability to work with dignity.