A Complete Guide to Pillows

Explore beautifully crafted designer pillows to elevate each space in your home with our guide to pillow materials, construction, styling, and care. 

Noteworthy Pillow Features

It’s all in the details—from lining to edging, these pillow cover features make each textile an investment-worthy piece. 

A simple but elevated trim completes each pillow cover, allowing the construction or pattern of the textile to shine. Among other techniques, our pillows are finished with a knife-edge, double-flange, merrow edge, envelope enclosure, or fringe.

Finishing Touches

A simple but elevated trim completes each pillow cover, allowing the construction or pattern of the textile to shine. Among other techniques, our pillows are finished with a knife-edge, double-flange, merrow edge, envelope enclosure, or fringe.

While some pillow covers include a solid backing, most feature a double-sided design for increased versatility. All pillows are crafted with a cotton lining to increase their overall durability and elevate their quality.

Backing & Lining

While some pillow covers include a solid backing, most feature a double-sided design for increased versatility. All pillows are crafted with a cotton lining to increase their overall durability and elevate their quality.

Made from duck feather and down, McGee & Co. pillow inserts have a premium feel that settles beautifully. Designed to achieve an overfilled look, there is no need to size up for a perfect fit.  

Pillow Inserts

Made from duck feather and down, McGee & Co. pillow inserts have a premium feel that settles beautifully. Designed to achieve an overfilled look, there is no need to size up for a perfect fit.  

Pillow Cover Materials

Designed with meticulous attention to detail, every McGee & Co. pillow cover utilizes premium materials, from natural fibers to performance-rated fabrics, for lasting quality and a luxurious hand feel. 

<p>Crafted from wool, cotton, or linen, each pillow cover is derived from naturally occurring fibers. Due to the natural fluctuation of seasons, harvest locations, and growing methods, every natural-fiber textile varies slightly in color from pillow to pillow.</p><ul><li>Wool: A strong, durable fiber that is breathable, soft to the touch, and naturally stain and wrinkle resistant.</li><li>Cotton: A common plant fiber that balances softness and durability with cost-effective approachability.</li><li>Linen: A natural plant fiber with a premium hand feel, natural antibacterial properties, thermoregulating properties, and long-lasting durability.</li></ul>
NATURAL MATERIALS

Crafted from wool, cotton, or linen, each pillow cover is derived from naturally occurring fibers. Due to the natural fluctuation of seasons, harvest locations, and growing methods, every natural-fiber textile varies slightly in color from pillow to pillow.

  • Wool: A strong, durable fiber that is breathable, soft to the touch, and naturally stain and wrinkle resistant.
  • Cotton: A common plant fiber that balances softness and durability with cost-effective approachability.
  • Linen: A natural plant fiber with a premium hand feel, natural antibacterial properties, thermoregulating properties, and long-lasting durability.
<p>Synthetic fibers feature a wide range of performance properties while their manmade nature makes them easier to control for soft, beautiful pillow covers designed for every space inside (and outside) the home.</p><ul><li>Polyester (PET): A synthetic fiber made from recycled plastic that maintains a soft, wool-like texture. This fiber is ideal for indoor/outdoor textiles because of its incredible performance properties, such as resistance to stains, fading, mold, and mildew.  </li></ul>
SYNTHETIC MATERIALS

Synthetic fibers feature a wide range of performance properties while their manmade nature makes them easier to control for soft, beautiful pillow covers designed for every space inside (and outside) the home.

  • Polyester (PET): A synthetic fiber made from recycled plastic that maintains a soft, wool-like texture. This fiber is ideal for indoor/outdoor textiles because of its incredible performance properties, such as resistance to stains, fading, mold, and mildew.  

Pillow Cover Construction

Our pillow cover fabrics are either woven, knit, or loomed, providing a unique aesthetic to appreciate from pillow to pillow.

Handwoven fabrics are made with intentional detail, boasting craftsmanship and care. These fabrics often present as a solid color or simple motif, while they are also well-suited for block-printing techniques.

Handwoven

Handwoven fabrics are made with intentional detail, boasting craftsmanship and care. These fabrics often present as a solid color or simple motif, while they are also well-suited for block-printing techniques.

Using a knitting machine, yarns are intricately looped to produce a braided look. Patterned knit fabrics are primarily yarn-dyed before the knitting process. 

Knit

Using a knitting machine, yarns are intricately looped to produce a braided look. Patterned knit fabrics are primarily yarn-dyed before the knitting process. 

Power looms are used to create woven fabrics from any type of fiber or yarn. A loomed fabric is well-suited for any printing technique. 

Loomed

Power looms are used to create woven fabrics from any type of fiber or yarn. A loomed fabric is well-suited for any printing technique. 

Outdoor Pillows

Crafted with intention and care, our pre-filled Indoor/Outdoor pillows bring beautiful layers of detail to your spaces with added weather resistance and durability.  From materials and technique to each design element and carefully chosen detail, vintage pillows are distinct in construction and care.

Polyester (PET) is a synthetic fiber made from recycled plastic that maintains a soft, wool-like texture. This fiber is ideal for indoor/outdoor textiles because of its incredible performance properties, such as resistance to stains, fading, mold, and mildew.

With both covers and fill made from synthetic fibers, these pillows are versatile, allowing for use indoors or out. In a variety of styles, our Indoor/Outdoor pillows bring thoughtful design elements and careful craftsmanship to your home. We recommend bringing pillows indoors during inclement weather. 

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Vintage Pillows

Our vintage pillow covers are made with vintage fabrics hand-selected by our designers and crafted with precision to our standard pillow cover sizes.

From materials and technique to each design element and carefully chosen detail, vintage pillows are distinct in construction and care.

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Styling Tip

Pillow styling is a playful and accessible way to express personal style in your home. Whether you’re leaning towards a modern layered and mixed pattern look or a traditional streamlined look, it’s useful to know where to start. We recommend picking a design element in the room—pattern, texture, color—that you’re passionate about, and building the look of the pillow vignette around it through complementary choices.  

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Pillows for Every Setting

From size to shape, explore our best tips for choosing the right pillows for each space in your home.  

SOFA

While there is no specific formula for pillow styling, we like to start with a 24x24 inch pillow, layering several 22x22 or 20x20 pillows in front of it. This can be mirrored on the opposite side. Play with adding a lumbar pillow to the center, or a round pillow to the front of each side’s arrangement.

LOUNGE CHAIR

A lounge chair usually benefits from a single, thoughtfully chosen pillow. Whether it is a solid hue, patterned, textural, or round, choose a pillow that creates a distinct moment and playfully complements the lounge chair. 

BENCH

In a seating nook or bench setting, a consistent look can achieve a welcoming feel without overcomplicating the space. Two pillows of a similar size, color palette, texture, or pattern on one side or both will create an elegant and cohesive look. 

BED

Layering throw pillows on a bed creates a warm and welcoming feel in any bedroom. We recommend starting with 24x24 pillows and working your way down in layering to either a lumbar or a small, round pillow.

OUTDOOR

Regardless of the piece of furniture your pillows are styled on, always choose Indoor/Outdoor pillows for your backyard or patio spaces. Our Indoor/Outdoor pillows are intentionally crafted to withstand outdoor conditions with both patterned and solid pillow covers made from PET. 

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Pillow Care Tips

From daily maintenance to deeper cleaning, ensure beauty, longevity, and comfort with our pillow care guidelines. 

PRINTED PILLOWS

Dry Clean Only.

WOVEN & KNIT PILLOWS

Hand Wash Cold or Dry Clean. 

PILLOW INSERTS

Spot Clean Only.

OUTDOOR PILLOWS

Spot Clean Only.

VINTAGE PILLOWS

Dry Clean Only.

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