Karina Oldemans, ASID, CID
Diving into the past to inspire present trends, Karina Oldemans, a renowned Los Angeles-based interior designer, has set a new standard in accent pillows with OCARINE. This distinctive collection is made using vintage beaded samples inspired by classic American designers such as Galanos, Halston, Norell and Blass. Each unique design incorporates a Mary Ann Embroidery sample, a company active in Los Angeles from the 1940s through the 1960s, and is fabricated using only the highest quality of materials and workmanship.
As a long time connoisseur of rare textiles, launching the OCARINE collection was close to the designer’s heart. It is her desire to bring haute couture to the home through stylish, one of kind decorative creations in rare materials that uplifted the tone and overall quality of the collection. “Clearly, says Karina, “these are not pillows to lounge on. I consider them jewelry for the home.”
Both a mix of modern and classic shapes and an assortment of finest materials were selected to highlight and frame the elegant workmanship of the vintage samples. OCARINE Pillow designs range from iridescent pearl and crystal beading to classic paisley patterns, and come individually encased in a silk organza dust bag. Additionally, they offer the benefit of being an environmentally conscious product made from repurposed fabrics.