Pillow Talk: Pittsburgh's Skyline Inspires New Design Line
Check out the new pillow collection from local interior designer Zach Mitchell. Plus, get the scoop on The Pittsburgh Christmas Carol Tour.
How’s this for pillow talk?
Pittsburgh-based interior designer Zach Mitchell recently launched a collection of pillows inspired by downtown Pittsburgh’s vaunted skyline.
The line uses soft ikat textiles to evoke the city’s outline. Each pillow — which features a hand-embroidered tag with Mitchell’s logo and initials — is created on one sewing machine from Mitchell’s home studio. Mitchell also designed many of the textiles used to construct the products.
The owner of Zach Mitchell Interiors, Mitchell says he has had an enthusiastic response to the Pittsburgh pillows in particular. His online boutique also features a variety of other pillow designs, photo mats and prints.
“Pittsburgh loves to buy Pittsburgh stuff,” he says.
(Zach Mitchell Interiors, 412/760-7230, zachmitchellinteriors.com/shop)
A new build by John Hobart Miller builders, this five-bedroom home in Fox Chapel was constructed using five different types of Philadelphia fieldstone. For the great room, the builder incorporated a carved limestone mantel as well as custom-made, hand-scraped walnut flooring with square pegs and “French Bleed” random-width flooring. The room’s coffered ceiling also is outfitted with LED lighting.
home and the holidays
Celebrating 10 years in business this month, Tim and Barbara Hollihan, the owners of Outside Inspirations, share a love for home and garden décor. Pittsburgh Magazine takes a closer look at the Wexford-based store, which is noted for its variety of holiday items.
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Get in the holiday spirit with The Pittsburgh Christmas Carol Tour, which includes visits to historic churches and mansions (all decorated for the holidays) and a stop for a sweet treat or light lunch. Tours take place from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 on the North Side, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 in Downtown Pittsburgh, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 in Troy Hill and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at Hartwood Acres. Ticket prices vary depending on the tour.
(Pittsburgh Tours & More, 412/323-4709, pghtoursandmore.net/Christmas-Tours.html)
The Staghorn Home & Garden Café will celebrate its first anniversary on Thursday, Dec. 17 by giving away free coffee and biscotti samples. The home-and-garden décor store also will offer a 10 percent discount on all products.
(Staghorn Home & Garden Café, 517 Greenfield Ave., Greenfield; 412/315-7298, staghorngardencafe.com)