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Divine Design: Kevin O’Brien Studio

The great thing about changing our location on Pier 94 during the New York International Gift Fair is meeting a new group of designers and discovering their wares for the first time.  When the handsome Kevin O’Brien walked by our booth wearing the most beautiful raw silk shirt in an unusual shade of blue (a cross between turquoise and lapis lazuli), we had to stop him and ask about it.  “Well, I dyed the fabric myself in Nepal and had the shirt made!” was his response.

Pretty Pillows All in a Row at Kevin O'Brien's Booth

Pretty Pillows All in a Row at Kevin O'Brien's Booth

Of course, that led to a half-hour discussion about Nepal and Vietnam, the amazing artisans there who create the most gorgeous designs and the vision to turn these fabrics into a collection of handmade decorative pillows, bedding, robes and even yoga accessories.

Divine Devore Velvet Pillows

Divine Devore Velvet Pillows

A born artist, Kevin abandoned a career in architecture to pursue his lifelong passion – to paint.  But when he realized that novice painters don’t sell many paintings, he followed the recommendation of a friend and began to paint on fabric.  Barney’s NY saw his talent and placed their first order…  and as they say, the rest is history.

Aqua, Pink/Gold and Wildberry Colors

Aqua, Pink/Gold and Wildberry Colors

Aqua and Grass Colors

Aqua and Grass Colors

With studios in Woodstock, NY, and Philadelphia, PA, Kevin now runs a business that has as its mission to make things a little better for everyone who come into contact with its products, its people and its conduct.  We certainly think his designs are divine and with such beauty and integrity, who could ask for anything more?

Hydrangea Bedding

Hydrangea Bedding

Photos from yours truly and Kevin O’Brien Studio

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  • Reply pve August 20, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Love how he has built his business out of a love for painting.
    Such dreamy designs!

  • Reply Hamptontoes August 20, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Gorgeous images!

  • Reply Karena August 20, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Great inspiration for any artist!! I love Kevin’s works! Fabulous, Love your photo with Nate as well!

    Art by Karena

  • Reply Diana August 20, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I am SO crushing over these!!

    Happy weekend 🙂

  • Reply Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi August 20, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Gorgeous products! So fun to be introducted to new and exciting artists/designers.

  • Reply hamptonhostess August 23, 2010 at 9:03 am

    wow what a great find–so sorry I didn’t see him-those pillows are so lovely! Have a great day, xxBarbara

  • Reply the zhush August 24, 2010 at 11:54 am

    These are lovely! Great way to add a breath of fresh air to a space….great find!

  • Reply StacyStyle August 26, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I just used a bunch of his pillows for a New England Home shoot and the homeowner went nuts for them and bought them all. The texture and shimmer of the pillows make them a dream to photograph and because the colors sort of vibrate into different hues depending on the light, they can go with a lot of interior colors.

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