St. Petersburg, FL – February 1, 2018 -Paula Albinson, owner of Pillow Galleria, felt it was time to take a new creative approach to her custom designed hand-crafted pillow e-commerce website. Unlike most machine-made pillows on the market, Albinson’s pillows are one-of-a-kind unique designs that incorporate designer fabrics and trimmings. The goal of the new website was to create a successful e-commerce platform that also showcased the steps and elements that go into the labor-intensive craft of creating custom pillows.
Pillow Galleria was born out of Albinson’s passion for hand-crafted art. Her background in the fashion, cosmetic and design industries had provided her access “to many beautiful fabrics that were only available to those in the design trade. My love of the designer fabrics and hand-crafted products was the driving force behind my decision to create my own line of designer pillows,” said Albinson.
Combining retail and education on Pillow Galleria’s website is intended to make the visitor’s experience not only user-friendly, but informative and visually alluring. All of Albinson’s pillows are showcased in a “gallery” where you can view each pillow’s front, back, enlarged close up showing the details of the weave and trim application, and detailed information and specifications specific to the pillow being viewed.
The website also includes a section devoted to the design process. This section walks one through the entire custom design process from fabric selection to finish trimmings. It illustrates how each pillow is hand-sewn into a one-of-a-kind design. Also important is the Blog section where Albinson posts articles showcasing the world of custom products. Each blog features a commentary from Albinson, a photo with the link to the original article. Visitors are welcome to leave their comments about each blog.
About Pillow Galleria and Paula Albinson: Paula’s design career began with a fifteen-year stint in New York in the top fashion and cosmetics industries. From there she moved to San Francisco and opened an interior design/remodeling business. Her business of 20 years consisted of consulting projects as well as kitchen/bath remodels and home renovations. On the commercial side, Albinson’s projects included condominium lobbies and small retail stores. In 2008 Albinson closed her business seeking a life change and semi-retirement, moved to St. Petersburg, FL.