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3. Charming & easy-going: 20" burlap box pillow, ChairTableLamp, (416) 934-1021; 10" x 16" pillow with single stripe, 16" x 20" vintage grain sack pillow, Love the Design, (416) 408-1727 or Lovethedesign.com; 18" sq. buttoned pillow, Peaks & Rafters, (647) 350-3500 or Peaksandrafters.com; 20" sq. red-stripped pillow, Elte, as above.
4. Globally inspired: 22" sq. and 8" x 22" antique carpet pillows, Kantelberg & Co., (416) 964-0192 or Kantelbergco.com; 17" sq. and 17" x 20" remnant-style patchwork pillows by Nadine Reid (far right, small pillow in back, second from left), Hollace Cluny, (416) 968-7894 or Hollacecluny.ca; 15" sq. vintage sari pillow, West Elm, Westelm.com.
5. Two colours: 26" sq. blue and white block-print pillow, Lucca, (416) 485-4999; 20" sq. green pillow, Peaks & Rafters, as above; 20" sq. geometric and circle block-print pillows, John Robshaw, Johnrobshaw.com.
6. Quiet & elegant: Herringbone pillows, Elte, as above; striped pillow, G.H. Johnson's, (416) 532-6700 or Ghjohnsontrading.com; cut velvet pillows, Boo Boo & Lefty, as above.