Sometimes there's nothing better than cozying up with a mug of hard cider toddy and a perfect-for-winter pillow or throw. Inspired by Colorado Springs artist Bernadette Prada's colorful creations, featured in this month's issue, we present this slideshow of other locally available, oh-so-delightful textile goods.
WHAT: Felted Wool Pillow, $300
WHERE: Worth Home - Vail Showroom, 141 East Meadow Drive, Suite 202, Vail
WHY: These handmade, linen-weave silk and wool throw pillows are perfect for adding texture and warmth to cool leather sofas. Don't feel like making the trip up the mountain? No problem—you can order online through Worth's recently launched e-commerce site.
—Photo Courtesy of Worth Home
WHAT: Faux Fur Blanket, $390
WHERE: Bloom by Anuschka, 2353 East Third Avenue
WHY: No animals were harmed in the making of these luxurious, velvet-lined throws—but they feel like the real thing. Take your pick from seven color choices at the Cherry Creek store: Tan and Brown Chinchilla, Black and Grey Chinchilla, Frosted Grey, Rouched Ivory, Panther, Tan Bobcat (pictured), and Dark Chocolate Mink.
—Photo Courtesy of Holly Brown Photography
WHAT: Out in the Cold Throw Pillow Cover, starting at $38
WHERE: Amelia Kay Photography via Etsy
WHY: This Denver-based photographer has her stunning images—such as "Out in the Cold," taken in Brighton—applied to both sides of 100 percent spun polyester poplin fabric pillow covers; choose a 16x16, 18x18, or 20x20 to bring life to your loveseat or bed. After all, why should your walls hog all the pictures?
—Photo Courtesy of Amelia Kay Photography
WHAT: "A Perfect Moon" quilted throw (made by Comma Workshop), $695
WHERE: Twofold's website
WHY: Boulder-based Twofold has a knack for curating unique textiles from around the world and close to home—such as this ethereal throw from Kerry Larkin's Comma Workshop studio in Lyons, which was evacuated during September's floods. Featuring "A Perfect Moon," an original poem written by Larkin, each blanket is machine quilted by Front Range quilters. Bonus: Twofold is donating 20 percent of its Comma Workshop sales to ongoing flood relief efforts.
—Photo Courtesy of Ashley Davis Tilly
WHAT: Winter Story Pillows, $110 for the pair
WHERE: Sewn, 18 South Broadway
WHY: These one-of-a-kind down-filled pillows are made from vintage carpet wall tapestries from Italy. Says owner and creator Jil Cappuccio: "I call them story pillows because I love to use the whole scene of the carpet. So I cut them in half and put both sides on the front of the pillows to complete the scene."
—Photo Courtesy of Sewn
WHAT: Colorado Throw Blanket, $50–$100
WHERE: Leticia Bailey's Etsy Shop (local drop-off or pick-up can be arranged)
WHY: Denverite Leticia Bailey infuses her hand-crocheted products with state pride and love. This blanket is available in custom sizes and lined with fleece for extra warmth on snowy Colorado days. Have to venture outside? Try Bailey's Colorado Insta-Beard hat—the facial hair add-on comes in a variety of natural shades (e.g. copper, brown/specked white, gray) to ensure you'll find a good match.
—Photo Courtesy of Leticia Bailey
WHAT: Homefront pillow, $42
WHERE: MK Style, 1882 South Pearl St., or on MK Style's new e-commerce website
WHY: This hand-hooked, wool and cotton lumbar pillow channels the warmth of wherever you call home.
WHAT: Young Buck Fleece Throw Blanket, $59–$99
WHERE: Deny Designs' website (or wait for their Denver showroom to open at 2000 Lawrence in February)
WHY: There's nothing subtle about this super-soft, statement-making fleece blanket—but when guests inevitably comment on it, you can proudly tell them that Denver-based Deny Designs supports independent artists worldwide by featuring their artwork on a variety of everyday decor items and sharing proceeds from sales. Digging the design but looking for something slightly less loud? Try Nick Nelson's work on a throw pillow, a clock, or even a coaster set.
—Photo Courtesy of Deny Designs
WHAT: Pompom pillow, $225
WHERE: è bella, 2304 Pine St., Boulder
WHY: Nap away a chilly day guilt-free on è bella's Pompom pillows, which are each covered by up to 100 pompoms handmade by indigenous craftswomen in Peru. Sales of the pillows help support the women's community in Lima. Says owner and designer Nicole Linton: "Several hundred alpaca/wool threads are bundled, rolled, tied, and cut, all of carefully selected high-end quality alpaca/wool"—which means the pillows will make you feel as good about your purchase on the outside as you do on the inside.
—Photo Courtesy of Michael Weintrob