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Fine Little Day’s Gran pillows: Now in linen!


I love pillows, and my favorite pillows of all are Elisabeth Dunker’s Gran (Swedish for “pine tree”) design for Fine Little Day. I’ve had a pair of them in black on white on my living room chairs for several years now, and they’re so cheerful and graphic while having a soft and organic look to them. They also manage to mix nicely with just about any other color/pattern combination.

I was so happy to open my email this morning and discover that Elisabeth is now offering her Gran pillow cases in a beautiful indigo linen with black printing in two sizes — 49x49cm (roughly the same size as the ones in my living room) and 39x 59cm. So pretty, and they look great combined with the original black/white cotton versions.


Elisabeth has also introduced a Gran-patterned dish towel printed on white linen, which I will of course need to order for my own kitchen immediately! (I’d also like that loaf of bread, please, and maybe some marmalade and a cup of hot tea…)

Of course, you can still buy the original Gran pillow cases (available in several other colors, too), Gran baby blankets and even Gran wallpaper, which I would love to someday hang in my downstairs hallway.


Here is the original Gran pillow cover in my house. See how nicely it plays with stripes and teardrops and super-fuzzy dogs? It’s the best pillow!

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  • Reply maggie November 1, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I love those prints – so perfect for this time of year!

  • Reply Alex November 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    You can never have enough scandi styling I say – those pillow are gorgeous.

  • Reply Martha November 2, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Someday I will own the splash pillow (I think of it as the rainbow swirl pillow). Her shop is amazing!

  • Reply Holly-Bella Cassell November 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    what a cool post, love that print. Just discovered your blog too 🙂

  • Reply Sarah November 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I love the trees! : )

  • Reply Jennifer November 3, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Pillows and dish towel are nice, but I really love your chair!

  • Reply Rache November 3, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Such a nice pillow, but a little christmassy for me. Just personal taste. Also, I see them everywhere on instagram in all the monochrome decor houses. Shouldn’t put me off, but it kinda does…

    • Anna @ D16 November 4, 2013 at 2:23 am

      What a shame that other people’s Instagram photos would make you not like something! I don’t operate that way.

  • Reply Dagmara November 4, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Hi, totally OT but I know you like skulls so have you seen the skulls on offer at http://www.finnjewelry.com/ ? Pricey but very cool. They also seem to have a line of charms by the name http://www.minorobsessions.com/
    There’s a skull there too.

  • Reply Alex November 6, 2013 at 8:21 am

    nice print of pillows, its make me feel winter is every where, well i like winter…. nice post

  • Reply Rebecca November 6, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I want to have that chair…so beautifull.

  • Reply Elin November 15, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Gran actually means fir tree – which makes sense considering the pattern 🙂 They look awesome.

  • Reply Chiara from One O November 22, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Great pictures for this post. Very Scandinavian style these cushions but too Christmas also for me. Still, I think they fit gorgeously on that chair! We’re also kind of pattern obsessed at One O 😛

  • Reply Saskia January 24, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I love the chair! We have something similar–rescued from my parent’s basement. I refinished it, but it no longer has any cushions. We have some extra sofa cushions holding down the fort in the short-term, but would love to replace. Other than going the custom route, do you have any idea if/where they sell cushions that would fit this style chair?!

  • Reply Nell June 2, 2014 at 9:36 am

    This is off-topic, but I cannot stop thinking about that perfect white floor lamp. I’m sure it’s no longer available, but if you could let me know where it’s from, maybe something similar is available. Thank you.

    • Anna @ D16 June 2, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Hi Nell, I bought it at West Elm 7 or 8 years ago.

    • Nell June 2, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Mystery solved. Many thanks!

  • Reply Sarah November 9, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I love the “teardrop” pillow in the back, who designed it? I thought it looked like Ferm Living or Marimekko but I can’t find it.

    • Anna @ D16 November 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Hi Sarah, it came from CB2 several years ago.

    • Sarah November 9, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you for getting back so quickly!

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