Just throwing out ideas on what makes a great throw pillow...First, a hand-printed pattern: got to have it, and got to have it strong and yet subtle, clean, and easy to combine with the other elements in the room. Now, color: make it deep and rich, elegant but all at once friendly. Finally, the hand: opt for 100% stain-resistant linen, and you've added some interest while keeping to your practical modern roots. The Sashi Geo Indigo Linen Pillow fits the bill perfectly, and in a 17 x 17 inch square, it's gorgeously dimensional in more ways than one. Pillow insert sold separately.