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THE NEW CHP

Welcome everyone to our NEW web-store!! It’s been 4 1/2 years since we first opened here on the web, and it was time to make a few upgrades to our (now-approaching) 500 Pillows in our 18 Collections of Coastal Themed Designer Pillows!

I wanted to take a few minutes to point out and explain some of the changes we now have moving forward.  I hope these changes will make your browsing/shopping experience for your throw pillows easier and enjoyable!

We now have a SEARCH BOX! Our initial beach themed pillow store with its 9 Collections of 100 pillows was fairly easy to navigate, but as we grew we realized it was becoming more time consuming trying to locate a particular pillow.  A change was needed to make things easier that would help our customers who already know what they’re looking for.  Now you can use search terms like “Blue Coral” or “Linen Stripe” and a variety of pillows from multiple Collections will come up.  Try it out by entering your search criteria, and please let us know if you encounter any problems!

SHIPPING POLICY…. It’s unfortunate, but shipping is a necessary foe! Shipping rates continue to rise, we have already been informed by our preferred carrier that there will be a rate increase beginning January 2018. We have not only a shipping cost to you, but several incoming shipping expenses with our fabrics, inserts & boxes.   We have had to make a change in our shipping policy that will not effect most of our customers.  There will be a shipping fee for all sales under $100.00.  This will only affect sales from our SALE PAGE of discontinued pillows since they all meet that price point.  However, if you purchase more than one pillow from the pillow sale page, the Shipping would be FREE… (note to self)!  Our Free Shipping policy otherwise remains the same for all retail sales throughout the continental U.S.

SWATCHES….. This really was a tough one for me!! I wanted to offer “free” swatches to our customers. We know that swatches can be a great asset in determining not only color, but scale and texture, and let’s face it, pillows can be an investment! The problem we quickly encountered were “The Quilters”!  In the beginning we had unlimited free swatches, WOW…let me tell you, I learned from that mistake!  We would actually get swatch requests frequently, for 25-30 swatches, and yes…1 customer!!  Next we changed our swatch limit to 5.  This worked so so…we still got people asking for 5 swatches of the same pattern, or they began requesting several 5 swatch requests using different names.  It was frustrating because we wanted to offer a service, a courtesy to our customers and it was taken advantage of by “The Quilters” (does anybody know if there’s a monster with fangs emoji I could use here?)!  That brings us to phase 3.  We’re going to charge our customers $1.00 for swatches. You will receive a Coupon Code for your purchase amount with your mailed swatches to be used towards your next pillow purchase.  Buy 5, 10, 30 swatches, and receive a coupon for that amount!  We’re hoping this will solve “The Quilters” issue, and if not well at least they’ll have to pay for those pretty little patches of Designer Fabrics!  Kidding aside…being a Designer and working with textiles for over 30 years I do have an appreciation for “The Quilters”  there’s some very talented and creative quilters out there doing beautiful work, and I applaud them.

ACCOUNT HOLDERS….. All account holders will be required to re-register with us.  We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Previously approved Wholesale & Trade Accounts will not have to send in their certificates unless they’re about to expire.  To expedite your account settings please let us know at info@coastalhomepillows.com that you have re-registered with us and we will change your account preferences to the appropriate setting.

Thank you for visiting us today!  Its been a long journey for my team as well as our creative developers, and we all hope you love the clean, brighter look of  The NEW CHP!

Enjoy,  Happy Holidays!!

Randy

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DETAILS… DETAILS… & WAIT…….MORE DETAILS!!

Many of our customers contact us to let us know how happy they are with their new pillow purchases. We get feedback letting us know that they notice not only the details, but also the quality, presentation and even the packaging! Coastal Home Pillows strives to give you the very best decorative beach pillows, and the details are what makes the difference!

All of our throw and toss pillows are hand-made to order in our very own workroom and all new Collections are designed by me! This allows us to maintain the quality that I insist on for all our designs. Determining the colors, patterns, and sizes are all a part of the selection process to create a cohesive Collection – helping you to shop more easily for your designer pillow.

But let’s take a moment to mention the DETAILS that are in our pillows….

CUTS – Determining the pattern placement is crucial for me. I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone would want a beach themed pillow with a beautiful image cut in half! CHP will always center patterns if the fabric has a central focal point in its design – unless noted in our discriptors. Some patterns will have a centered-front with a “random cut back” simply to help alleviate waste. All of our panel cuts have a serged-edged finish to prevent any fraying. This four-thread overlocking edge detail gives you a finished product even on the inside!

CORDS – Most of our pillows have a cord detail (something I find visually appealing) and have been carefully selected to compliment that pillow. Some think I’m a little crazy for putting so much effort into the cords but here’s why I do it: in our NEW Jupiter Island Collection for example, there are all new designs and the sky’s the limit for cords! For example, take the new Royal Palm Pillow in this Collection. Should it have a blue cord? How about a white cord? A self cord? Hmmm…what about a contrast poppy cord? This decision actually takes the longest for any new Collection process. Most manufacturers do a self cord or no cord. These are the easiest and most cost effective way to manufacture pillows. We, on the other hand, want to give you that added DETAIL – that designer touch. Our inventory has a ridiculous amount of solids just for cords, three types of fabrics in linen, cotton and acrylic – in just about every shade! Sometimes determing that “right shade” of blue cord can take a couple days, resulting in a lot headaches for my team! But it’s all worth it in the end!

ZIPPERS – We use invisible zippers on all our pillows. These zips are made of nylon and their coils (“teeth”) are inverted on the inside. There is no visible zipper – only a seam with of course, a pull (see above image). This type of closure allows you complete versatility with your pillow placement. Changing patterns displayed side to side (horizontally) to up and down (vertically) can be most effective with a large variety of geometrics and stripes, giving you a totally different look. Though we need to have tags on our pillows, ours are sewn into the interior so they aren’t troublesome on the exterior – resulting in no interference with your display. Zip closures also allow you to remove your covers if you need to have them professionally cleaned. Occasional vaccuming will also help maintain your pillow by keeping the fibers raised and dust free.

DESIGNS – We have several custom pillow designs within our Collections – all original, and designed by me. I have always loved working with patterns and textures, manipulating them into new designs. I enjoy the creative process of designing, and actually I make the first pillow of each new Collection. A few years back we were asked by Karen Robertson to create a pillow line using her fabrics, and the result was our Royalty Collection!

Our mitered cats eyes, cross panel cuts, stripes, panels & applique’ can be found together by visiting our Shop By Style page and clicking on Original Designs.

We’ve previously talked about our fabrics & how they are selected as well as our inserts & their contents in previous blogs – and now you have THE DETAILS!!

All of these components are why Coastal Home Pillows is a top source for premium made to order designer beach pillows! Remember – if your not finding exactly what your looking for, please call us at 1-855-585-8959 – we’re here to help!

Thank you for visiting us and be sure to follow us on Instagram for all of our newest additions!

Happy Summer everyone!!

-Randy

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DESIGNER PILLOWS “…..FOR ANYWHERE YOU MAY LIVE!”

Coastal Home Pillows strives to give you the very best in pillows that will last you for many Seasons.  Accenting with pillows can be expensive despite the many theories that swapping out pillows is an inexpensive makeover.  Some of us make more of an investment with Seasonal pillows like hand bags, shoes, or even suits.  Its these types of accessories that make your home, expressing your own unique personality, reflecting your style and taste.

In most cases, prices can vary so much because of the cost of the fabric itself.  Pattern repeat, content, or designer/manufacturer also play a role in pricing.  We have carefully selected and intentionally brought you several high-end designer fabrics that are in most cases not available on the retail level anywhere.  Doing this will enable our customers to purchase designer throw pillows for your home – Directly.  These fabrics are all quite beautiful and will not only add comfort to your living spaces but create focal points as well.  So please enjoy browsing our Designer Throw Pillow Collections!

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WHY INSERTS MATTER

All of our inserts are custom made for us to our own specifications here in the USA.  Determining this was a very lengthy process.  Deciding what the content was first, and then what the ounce capicity should be for each size.  Offering a variety of sizes appropriate to each pattern from 5 lumbars to 3 traditional squares to suit your comfort needs.  We decided on the 90/10 goose feather/down with our own ounce formula.  This means the contents of our pillow inserts are 90% goose feather, and 10% goose down.  All of our feather/down inserts are manufactured 1″ larger in size to help fill out the covers.  Our covers are cut to size reducing the actual finshed size about 1/2″.  This ensures a soft, luxurious full body fit….smooth and quiet to the touch with plenty of comfort.  Our custom inserts are steps above the 95/5 inserts that most retail companies are offering, and any company listing their pillows as “down filled” are not being exactly honest with you.  Though 100% down fill is available, the cost is extremely high (around $75.00 – $150.00 per insert) which would have to be reflected in the price of the finished product.

We also offer a premium faux down insert for those who are in need for an alternative insert.  This insert is also suitable for outdoor applications as well, and are also custom made here in the USA.   They consist of a shredded polyester that is extremely soft and luxurious…so much so that no one would ever think it could be used as an outdoor insert!  This insert will even respond to a “chop” if you like.  All our faux down inserts are manufactured 2″ larger to ensure a full body fit.

We hope we’ve explained some of the elements that define our pillows….be sure to check back with us for our next post where we will talk about  OUR DETAILS, and how there made!

Thanks for Visiting!!

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STICKY & SWEET

Hello Summer!

Yes, we have had a hot one this year here in Rehoboth Beach…and the Summer seems to just fly doesn’t it? I hope everyone has been able to take a little time and enjoy some of the things that only Summer can offer us.

One of those things of, course, are fresh fruits and vegtables.  I must admit I am a lover of fresh fruits – from berries to melons I’m sure to get my fill everyday.  These tasty sweet treats inspired me for our latest new pillow intros coming next month to our Bicayne Collection. Colors Watermelon, Honeydew & Cantalope will be introduced in a variety of patterns from Ikats to Leopards – a trilogy of fruity melons that are sure to highlight your home with a casual tropical vibe!

Earlier this season we introduced several new pieces to our Cape Cod Collection. Traditional hydrangea & denim blues with a hint of global create designs that are both impactful & comfortable for today’s modern families. Our first collection, Newport, continues to be our most popular, and is a top seller. The Newport Nauticals were introduced in Classic Navy & White. They have a nautical styling that represents the coastal lifestyle of historic Newport. Stripes, Flags, Banners… have all been very popular and truly can work in any decor from bedrooms to yachts!  Simple, casual sophistication can be expected as the Newport Nauticals continues to expand.

Please be sure to follow us on our social media channels for news, latest photography, intros, sales and inspiration, because many of our pillows are not just for coastal locations, but for “….anywhere you may live! ”

Enjoy!!

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WARM UP

 Here we are about to usher in a New Year – 2016!

Wow, I think many of us don’t really know what happened to 2015….It went soooo fast!

As fast as the year has gone, we here at Coastal Home Pillows are doing are best to “Keep Up”, giving you more patterns… more color…and more NEW & original designs.  Chic, Classic, Comfortable….Subtle, Tonal, Textural….Bold, Zesty, Invigorating….There all here!  With over 350 patterns now available, we hope to offer you all the welcoming comforts for both you and your home.

We begin early Winter with several NEW additions to our St. John Collection.  These warm coral tones on natural hues are sure to put a little sizzle in your Winter with a variety of patterns from SeaLife Corals to fine Embroidered Linens.

Perhaps for our more warmer climate customers, our new Laguna Beach additions will hit the mark.  Currently in the workroom as well, you may want to treat yourself to the calm and refreshing Spa tones of Aqua & Pool… gauranteed to help make your home your own personal retreat!

So please, take a few moments and “Keep Up” with us as we speed through Winter either here, Pinterest, Facebook, and now Instagram for all the latest news and production notes including peeks of our upcoming introductions for Lanai, Newport, Hamptons & Annapolis Collections all currently in the workroom and scheduled for a late Winter release.

Coastal Home Pillows is a “family” run business and would like to Thank You all for a wonderful 2015!  As we move forward into 2016 we will continue to strive to give you the very best  “….for anywhere you may live”.

Thanks for Following Us!!

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INSTAGRAM

coastal_home_pillows is happy to #announce our #presence on #instagram!

Please follow us at www.instagram.com/coastal_home_pillows  where you can be the first to see all the latest in fabrics, new introductions, pillow combinations, even future sales!!

Beautiful, Bold, Colorful photography of pillows and various combinations are great for pinning, and will now be in larger formats.  So please visit us today for some great looks and alot of inspiration!

Thanks for your support!!

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HAPPY HOUR

With Labor Day weekend upon us, our Summer has just about come to a close for us here in the Mid-Atlantic.  For many of you South & West of us however, Summer temps continue with glorious sun filled days as your “Season” approaches.

Coastal Home Pillows offers a wide variety of pattern & color for your decor needs.  Wether your Inland or Coastal, North, South or West, our diversified collections offer you all the chic, casual comforts “for anywhere you may live”.

Our all NEW revised South Beach Collection has just been photographed and will be available Mid-September.  These invigorating, youthful patterns can live’n up anyones cold Winter!  Bright & bold, high octane colors in Rasberri / Margarita / Appletini / Curacao we hope will “sweeten” your tooth while adding plenty of comfort to your home.

Since our Orange Pillows have been so popular, we’ve combined all of them as well as adding several NEW patterns into our Naples Collection.  18 Pillows in Mango / Tangerine / Lemongrass offer a fruity citrus blend in a variety of patterns including several outdoor pillows!

So please take a look at our “sparkling sweet flavors” for a refreshing, colorful Happy Hour… guaranteed to be a low cal treat!

Enjoy!

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WE’VE GOT THE BLUE’S

Our latest Collection, Rehoboth Beach, has several blue on blue patterns in Sapphire & Waterford.  Ivory was also included for balance and depth allowing for a variety of combinations.   Stripes, Abstracts, Geometrics….are all there with 2 new Original / Custom embroidery Sea Life Designs coming next month.   Visit this new Collection of 10 pillows to see our “Blue’s”…as in pillows!

Production notes:   Currently in our workroom are new additions to both Nantucket & Annapolis Collections.  Cool Chambrays and Novelty Nauticals can be expected mid-July as our Summer gets into full swing.   We’ve also begun to revise our South Beach Collection.  This NEW look will launch in October, just in time for “Season”.  It will include a more Modern / Transitional approach that is more youthful and energized for that all night lifestyle of South Florida!

So please follow us on any of our social media’s (Facebook, Pinterest, and soon Instagram), for all the latest news and maybe a few peeks of our upcoming NEW “Sparkling Sweet Flavors” of South Beach!

Happy Summer All…Be safe…Have fun….Enjoy!