Josef Frank Ceylon Fabric Pillow

Joanna and I both share a love of Josef Frank textiles. The designs are so gorgeous! But the fabric is really hard to find and it is extremely expensive. We splurged on one yard of the Ceylon print at Just Scandinavian in Tribeca.
We used this down blend insert from Pottery Barn Teen because the dimensions were perfect for one long pillow on Joanna and Alex’s queen size bed (most body pillows would have been too long). I really love the look of a single pillow on a bed. It’s so unfussy – and it was a great way to maximize our yard of Josef Frank fabric.
We used black piping on the edges for a bit of contrast.
Here are some affordable fabrics with a Josef Frank vibe that would also look pretty and graphic on a big pillow.
  1. Laurie

    I love the idea of one long pillow. That fabric is beautiful!

  2. Not sure what's more accessible for you, but Hobby Lobby caries a child-sized body pillow insert that gives you the same vibe. Beautiful fabric and bed!

  3. I just want a top or a shift dress in one of those Josef Frank Ceylon prints.

  4. Maybe the front only with that fab would be thrifty or a sliver of fab with solids.

  5. Katy

    You linked up to my favorite fabric source, Fabric Guru. I had hoped this day would never come, as I am selfish like that.

  6. Amanda

    That pillow is beautiful, and I adore the fabric!

  7. i love this bedroom! and i love how you are breaking it down. this post could not have been more timely…i have looking for fabrics for a bedroom project i am working on! i am going to get a sample of that stroheim fabric today! thank you for sharing!

  8. The entire combination is sooo good looking. We are totally inspired, especially in this glooming NEw York weather.

  9. Beautiful fabrics. A tip for the pillows: they are actually easy to shorten, just add a stitch where you want the pillow to end and cut the rest off! Sleeping pillows can be turned into two really inexpensive throw pillows too.

  10. Black piping makes everything better!

  11. The Stroheim & Romann fabric reminds me of the Crate & Barrel napkins that I turned into pillows a couple years ago.

  12. Nick

    That Ceylon fabric is crazy good

  13. Mary

    The PB pillow insert is on sale right now.

  14. I love the one pillow idea! I love the liberty of London fabric too.

  15. Beth

    Love those patterns !

  16. Beautiful fabric and pillow. Thank you for the cheaper options too!

  17. Jules

    You just found the fabric I am going to use for my bedroom. Thank you! (It's the Stroheim & Romann.)

    I love your work, Jenny.

  18. Anonymous

    Gorgeous! I loved this post, Jenny! I was wondering…maybe you could do a post on some alternatives to the ever popular and ever lovely Chiang Mai fabric? Just a thought…I love Chiang Mai buts it expensive and everywhere. Would love to know of alternatives. Please and thank you!

  19. I'm so sad. None of your pictures ever show up on my screen, thought it was a fluke one day, but have been checking back with no luck :(
    I want to seeeee!

  20. Love these fabrics. Thanks, Jenny. I'm always looking for new fabric sources.

  21. All those fabrics are so beautiful, I especially love the aqua one. Just curious Jenny, did you DIY the headboard or did Joanna have it already? I'm considering a tufted headboard for my daughters room but I'm nervous that it will be a much bigger undertaking in reality than it looks online.

  22. Anonymous

    Hey Jenny, love the colours and fabrics chosen for Joanna's bedroom. Any chance you have some more destashing/selling to do again soon??

  23. oh my gosh! i had pillows made with that Euphoria in Aqua pattern… i didn't know you could buy online. I had seen it in a Robin Bruce book when looking at sofas. thank you so much for this resource. (WAY cheaper here)

  24. nicole

    i MUST know who that photograph above the bed is by. This is exactly what I am looking for above my living room sectional…please share your source :)

  25. What a beautiful pillow. The black piping just sets it off. And what a great idea to make one large one.

  26. Looks beautiful! Did you have the blown-up photo above the bed printed? If so, where? I'm trying to find the best place to blow up my photos and turn them into art.

  27. I used that stroheim and romann fabric for window treatments in my girls' shared room–only I found it at my local discount fabric warehouse for $8/yard!

    Love the way this room is looking.

  28. Renee

    You did such an amazing job on her room! I love seeing all the details! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Brenda

    So gorgeous! I came here by way of Apartment Therapy and am dying to see a post on how you did the tufted headboard. Please please!! :)

  30. Such gorgeous fabrics, I love all the colors, especially those that blend some of the primary colors so well. You really maximized the fabric, it makes a beautiful bedding statement!

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