Karina Oldemans Interior Design Launches OCARINE Decorative Pillow Collection with Vintage Embroidery and Beading

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With a desire to bring haute couture to the home through stylish, one of kind decorative creations, Karina Oldemans has designed a distinctive collection of accent pillows made using vintage beaded samples, now available to the trade at Bausman & Co.

Available at Bausman & Co. or through www.ocarine.com

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"Originally used as adornment for the haute couture creations of American designers, these repurposed, very unique bejeweled pillows are a lovely counterpoint for today's interiors."

Karina Oldemans Interior Design (http://www.karinaoldemans.com), announces the launch of OCARINE (http://www.ocarine.com), a distinctive collection of accent pillows designed to bring a touch of runway inspired couture into a variety of interior decoration styles. The OCARINE collection is available to the trade at Bausman & Company; 921 North La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, and features fabrication using only the highest quality of materials and workmanship. Pillows come individually encased in a silk organza dust bag. They additionally offer the benefit of being an environmentally conscious product made from repurposed fabrics.

In designing her collection, Karina began sourcing the most distinctive vintage embroidery and beading samples from Mary Ann Embroidery, a company active in Los Angeles from the 1940s through the 1960s, once used by fashion icons such as Galanos, Halston, Norell and Blass. From there, a mix of both modern and classic shapes and an assortment of the finest materials were selected to highlight and frame the elegant workmanship of the vintage samples. OCARINE pillow designs range from the sparkle of pearl and crystal beading to classic paisley patterns with subtle colorways and embroidery embellishments.

"These extraordinary, pristine and beautifully detailed pillows emerged from the vision of Karina Oldemans and her discovery of a cache of vintage Mary Ann Embroideries," says Wendy Kneedler, Showroom Manager of Bausman & Co. Los Angeles. "Originally used as adornment for the haute couture creations of American designers, these repurposed, very unique bejeweled pillows are a lovely counterpoint for today's interiors."

Although Karina’s passion for rare tapestries propelled her collection of Mary Ann Embroidery samples in the late 1990s, the serendipitous timing of her OCARINE pillow collection launch dovetails with current high fashion. According to Elle magazine’s Fall Fashion Trend Report {Sept 17, 2012 - http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/embroidery-sequins-fur-leather-accents-fall-2012-trends#slide-1}, embroidery and beading are the ‘must have’ embellishment for the season.

“The resurgence of high quality, one-of-a-kind accessories and decorative pieces in design magazines, on television and in blogs has influenced today’s fashion-conscious consumers,” says Karina Oldemans, principal interior designer and CEO of Karina Oldemans Interior Design. “They are looking for special, sophisticated items that reflect a sense of individuality and luxury. I designed my collection with this in mind to offer the same feeling in the home that one has owning a designer handbag, garment or an exquisite piece of jewelry.”

“We’re very excited to have Karina Oldemans’ pillow collection using unique vintage beaded fragments in our showroom,” said Deric Schmidt, Regional Sales Manager at Bausman & Company's Los Angeles showroom. “I’m very impressed with the mix of soft to vibrant colors and the broad array of luxurious fabrics used in the OCARINE collection.” He went on to say, “Designers looking for unique home accessories are sure to find these the perfect addition to any stylish home.”

For additional product photography or to schedule an interview with the designer, contact Shaun Thompson at (310) 838-0444; shaun(at)shaunthompsonpr.com or Karina Oldemans at Karina Oldemans Interior Design (310) 820-0320; Karina(at)karinaoldemans.com.To view the complete collection, visit http://www.OCARINE.com.

About KOID
Karina Oldemans Interior Design was founded by Karina Oldemans in 1975. The company is a full service residential interior design firm based specializing in timeless, classic interiors with modern sensibilities. Karina Oldemans is the company’s principal designer. Educated in Paris, France, in the Interior Architecture department of the Ecole Superieure des Arts Modernes, Karina accepted a position at Danica Inc., in Beverly Hills following graduation. Finding her passion and creative skills in the field of design, Karina has enjoyed a thriving design practice with generations of loyal clients since launching the company. She is especially regarded for her expertise in French 18th Century Decorative Arts and antique French and Flemish tapestries. Karina Oldemans Interior Design is located at 2932 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 207, Santa Monica, CA 90403. http://www.karinaoldemans.com.

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