photo: Courtesy Principal Design Company

The unique pillows sold by Principal Design Company nods to founder Hannah Olague’s fascination with fabrics, old and new. It includes one-of-a-kinds, fashioned from cast-off showroom samples destined for the trash heap, passionately repurposed and styled into posh pillows. “The fabrics range from Ralph Lauren to Zak + Fox,” says Olague, who sells pieces online and in pop-ups around Salt Lake City. Olague studied surface and textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, worked with a home products company in New York City and then an interior designer in Washington DC—all this before returning home to work with Utah’s design community and launching Principal. Today, her offerings include upcycled pieces as well as collaborative collections and a shop crafting custom pillows. “Pillows are a finishing touch that add to the livability of a space,” Olague says.  Additional soft goods and home products round out Principal’s ever-evolving selection.

A Place at the Table

Special gatherings deserve special table settings. Deliver springtime blooms with Edelweiss canvas cotton placemats and matching 16-inch square napkins.

Placemat, $10; Napkin, $6; The Fox Shop, Holladay,

Cheap Thrills

Handmade from wool by artisans in Nepal, these birdhouses make ideal starter homes for Chickadees and Nuthatches. They create colorful additions to your dwelling’s décor, as well.

Handmade felt birdhouses, $36 each, Commerce & Craft, SLC,

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Brad Mee
Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.