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Realistic Plant Pillows Bring the Perfectly Imperfect Beauty of Nature Indoors

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With its nature-inspired collection of cozy cotton pillows, Etsy shop Plantillo makes cuddling up to a spiky succulent or a prickly pinecone seem appealing. The realistic plant pillows are the perfect way to spruce up your home, freshen up a space, and “bring the outdoors in.”

Each unique pillow features a a photograph taken by Sabine Herrmann, the shops’ owner, during her walks in the San Francisco Bay Area. “I love to find interesting objects on my path, and I can’t resist stuffing them into my pockets and taking photos,” she explains on Etsy. “My ever-growing collection of leaves, bark, pods, flowers, and logs have inspired me to turn my found treasures into home décor.” The photos are printed directly onto cotton canvas, which is then cut and sewn into the shape of the organic object, resulting in realistic reproductions  that almost look three-dimensional.

Herrmann’s creations may be beautiful, but if you look closely, you’ll notice that the natural wonders she chooses to emulate aren’t pristine. “I’m not looking for a perfect flower when I take a photo, because to me, a wilted leaf is part of the natural cycle and can have the most gorgeous hues,” she shares with Etsy blog.  “I believe imperfection adds character to an object.” Crumpled petals, knobby logs, and uneven pinecones are just some of the flawed yet exquisite imperfections Herrmann loves to capture through her craft.

Be sure to check out all of Hermmann’s comfy creations on Etsy (including a DIY kit that teaches you how to sew your own log!) and learn more about her plant-y process on Instagram.

In the meantime, you can explore a stunning selection of Plantillo’s rustic plant pillows below.

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All images via Plantillo.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is an art historian living in Paris. Born and raised in San Francisco, Kelly holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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