It was pillow talk all the way, baby.
Quietly whispering into my ear the words “custom,” “made in New York City,” “Italian linen,” “day-long stitching process,” and “couture cushions,” Michael Arguello, friend, colleague and the interior designer/founder of Michael Arguello Design, directed me through his newly-launched Arguello Casa Architectural Pillow Collection Tuesday night.
His comfortable art form, debuting alongside his signature candle scent wafting among the fashionable furnishings at The Red Threads, a sweet home shop nestled among the coolness of New York’s Nolita neighborhood, resulted in classic, modern, swoon-worthy home accoutrements.
Michael Arguello of Michael Arguello Design
Michael, ever influenced by the archetypal skyline of New York City, set forth a colorful, sophisticated collection hand made here, inspired by Mid Century Modern designs and updated with a tweaked color palette. He says he “wanted to make art using a practical, familiar and comfortable art form.”
Michael Arguello Casa Architectural Pillow Collection
Michael Arguello Design is a New York-based lifestyle interior design company focusing on projects within the residential, commercial and events realms.
Dashing. Dapper. Adorable. A truly artistic + sweetly well-mannered gentleman.
Michael Arguello, interior designer
Interior designer Michael Arguello stepped into our sights via our mutual friend and colleague, Tom Julian, at the NYC Internet Week about a year ago. I fall more in love with him every time I get the chance to catch up with him! Luckily, I get to run into him at many menswear industry events, fashion shows, and occasionally, I even get to have tea with him in SoHo! He has amazing style and always looks so debonair. But the best part of Michael’s style is his sweet nature, effervescent compliments and honest interest he shows during conversation. I will stake my reputation on it, this man’s a real gentleman.
We hope you appreciate his take on style and fashion as much as we do. We’re celebrating Michael as the first feature in FashionWhirled’s newly tweaked, inaugural FWFash/Hi:5 feature of 2013. Please, read on!
Michael Arguello with Mary Ellen Barone, Mike Crooks and me
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