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Thursday, April 19, 2012


One of my favorite things to look for at estate sales is vintage bargello pillows.  Bargello is a larger-scale, flat needlepoint style that was popular in the 1960's and early 1970's.  You often see bargello done with vivid colors in flamestitch patterns.

I found this bargello pillow at an estate sale here in Charlotte, and I had to have it!

Bargello is a great way to add color and pattern to a room.  As much as I love today's bright cotton prints, I find bargello pillows to be refreshingly a little old fashioned.  Every room needs something vintage, and a bargello pillow is a great way to add that vintage layer to your space.

Etsy is a fantastic resource for vintage bargello pillows, and if you prefer new, look no further than Mr. Happy Chic himself, Jonathan Adler.

Here are some examples of bargello that I love!

Elle Decor

Jonathan Adler


New York Magazine

Do you have any bargello in your home?


Kate of All things.. said...

Hi Sarah, I think this style of needlework is really beautiful. I had no idea that it had a name or how it is made so it was really interesting to read about Bargello. It reminds me very much of Missoni which I also love!

Me, Ed and Pea said...

No bargello in my home - and in fact, I'd never heard of it! Learn something new everyday :)

Ashley Turner said...

Love that chair - looks like Missoni!

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