Indian blankets and floor cloths made from stitched-together saris are the foundation of Aloka’s vibrant pillows.
The 60- to 80-year-old quilts are shampooed and softened in India before traveling to Aloka’s Buckhead studio where they are cut and crafted into one-of-a-kind pillows and custom cushions for the brand’s curated home collections. Aloka’s pillows are available for $185 to $245 at Interior Philosophy in Buckhead or alokahome.com.
photo: Kristin Karch
Giannina S. Bedford is multi-faceted writer and editor. Her work covers design, travel, food and business. She’s penned Simply Buckhead’s home feature since inception and held a variety of editorial roles at the magazine. Her freelance work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, USA Today, Virtuoso Life, Hemispheres and TravelandLeisure.com. She also contributes regularly Atlanta Business Chronicle. Fluent in Spanish, Giannina was born in Miami and grew up in Brazil, Chile, Hawaii and Australia. She currently lives in Dunwoody with her two kids and husband.