About Deborah

Dubbed “Pillow Goddess” by Houston House & Home, award-winning designer Deborah Main aims to spice up your life with a little fashion for you and fashion for the home. This blog is her weekly “Pillow Talk” musings on everything with style from art to shoes (and pillows of course). Let us dazzle you with all the simple, yet luxurious, finer things in life. Enjoy!

Deborah Main’s Earth Day Tips with BLANCO

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While attending the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, BLANCO videotaped all twelve bloggers, in groups of three, to share our “Earth Day Tips” with consumers. We had so much fun making the “Earth Day” videos that we wanted to share it with you on this special day.

Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 with over 20 million Americans helping to launch the modern environmental movement. The Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act along with other substantial environmental policies followed closely behind. Now more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day every year in order to increase awareness and funding to protect the environment and all the beauty the world has to offer us.  How are you celebrating Earth Day today and every day?

Please watch the video below, which BLANCO produced on #BlogTourNYC, to learn some “Earth Day Tips” from Jeanne Chung , Typhanie Peterson, and myself, that you can use every day.  I personally compost, but BLANCO  inspired me to make more efficient use of my kitchen too. Also check out  BLANCO by Design’s blog to see all the videos from #BlogTourNYC they will feature this week, and learn more about their fabulous kitchen products.

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Deborah Main’s Top 10 Design Finds at #BlogTourNYC

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#1: The Butterfly Chair by McGuire

Yay!! I can now tell you about ten of my design finds from #BlogTourNYC because Modenus released their Best of BlogTour NYC list last week!!! I’ve been dying to share with you all the FABULOUS design I saw, but had to hold back on my top three. Modenus asked each of the Bloggers for their top three design picks from the whole entire four day tour. Can you imagine? I can understand why they chose three because there’s a dozen of us. Doing the math that gives 36 top design finds from our tour, so that’s a pretty fabulous list!

But I can’t  begin to tell you how challenging that was to select just THREE from the entire tour!!!!!  Especially since every waking hour for 4 days straight we saw design inspiration around every corner! (Official style spotters and interior designers are used to making selections like this…but this was very new to me.)

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Deborah Main: Floral Design & Film Stories with Tess Casey

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Part II: Tess Casey’s studio, Aisling Flowers, and a Floral Design Workshop. As mentioned in Part I: Deborah Main Inspired by Flower Market with Tess Casey, the first day of #BlogTourNYC with Tess Casey was all arranged by our generous sponsor West Edge Design Fair.  Thank you!!!

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Deborah Main Inspired by Flower Market with Tess Casey (Part I)

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Hello again! More to share from the magical #BlogTourNYC!! On our very first full day, Wednesday, March 19th, in New York, we visited the flower district (which is here in Part I) and then we enjoyed learning flower design from New York’s best, Tess Casey.  The above poster hangs in her studio, among many other movie and life memorabilia. Thomas Hardy wrote the beautiful, but tragic story, of Tess and then it was adapted many times in theatre and film.

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Deborah Main Features CMJSCreativ at High Point Market

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New dining room chandelier by CMJSCreativ in pink hand blown ribbed glass, at High Point Market in #Salon G-7013.

 Well, it’s that time of year again – High Point Market in North Carolina,(#hpmkt)  THE largest furniture market in the U.S. -  kicks off this weekend from Saturday, April 5th – 10th.  There will be an incredible amount of fabulous new design from top brands and smaller ones with the famous Style Spotters (10 designers hand-selected by #hpmkt) sharing all their finds.  Plus all my Twitter friends are going to be there, as well as two designers that I’ve grown to admire very much.

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Deborah Main: Floral Design & Film Stories with Tess Casey

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Part II: Tess Casey’s studio, Aisling Flowers, and a Floral Design Workshop. As mentioned in Part I: Deborah Main Inspired by Flower Market with Tess Casey, the first day of #BlogTourNYC with Tess Casey was all arranged by our generous sponsor West Edge Design Fair.  Thank you!!!

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Deborah Main Kicks Off #BlogTourNYC In Soho

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Well, hello world!!  It’s great to be back home in Austin, Texas after a whirlwind of a #BlogTourNYC trip,  but I am confident that I can speak for all my fellow bloggers:

#BlogTourNYC was THE most enriching experience ever! We can’t believe it’s over!  We miss everyone!  AND, we wish we could relive it all again!!

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Join Deborah Main on Twitter Chat: Best of #BlogTourNYC

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Gorgeous display at Bunny Williams store Treillage New York.  Photo by Deborah Main, 2014.

WOW!!! What a whirlwind of a tour of NYC and all the fabulous design there!! I can’t even begin to describe how exciting it was, all that I learned, all the wonderful inspiration, and just how amazing everyone was. From my fellow bloggers, to the designers and brands we met…..well, let’s just say I’m in awe and truly humbled to have had the honor of being on this tour.

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Deborah Main Recommends Zoho CRM

zoho-logo“Zoho CRM makes a soft landing – on luxury pillows! One product that can work for diverse businesses: here’s the story” Zoho, 2014.

We are so proud to be featured as one of Zoho’s small business #SuccessStories!!  We love using Zoho CRM and recommend it highly to keep the back end of your business organized. From the minute you meet a client, to building that relationship, to the follow up needed so they can become one of your best accounts, Zoho really helps me stay in touch. With Zoho I have more time to focus on creating beautiful pillows for our clients and building my business. To learn more about it please visit www.zoho.com.

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Deborah Main at #BlogTourNYC Please Follow!

Blog-Tour-NYC-Header-presented-by.jpgHey everyone! #BlogTourNYC is here THIS week: Tuesday March 18 – Saturday March 22. But the posts and energy from all the wonderful design karma will last for months….I can assure you of that!!

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