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ABOUT PYAR & CO.

Right down to its very name, Pyar & Co. is a love story. Pyar means love in Hindi, and it was love that brought Paula Queen, the company’s founder, to India. Pyar & Co. was founded in 2011, after Queen visited India for the first time to celebrate her marriage to her new husband, Sumit, a native of India. Inspired by the luxurious fabric and intricate beading of her own wedding sari, and by the vivid colors, embellishments and intricate patterns of the saris she saw all around her in India, Queen knew she had to find a way to translate everything she loved about these pieces and bring it back to the American market. It was this inspiration that catapulted Queen from her life in business management into a life designing and producing luxury home accessories. 

Created from the most luxurious fabrics found in India, every handcrafted piece in the Pyar & Co. collection tells its own story. Handmade in India by local artisans using the finest textiles and embellishments, everything used in the collection, from hand-dyed threads and unique beads to sequins and metal studs, is found in local markets and is ethically sourced and fairly traded.

As elegant as they are unique, all of the pieces in the Pyar & Co. collection are the perfect way to add a touch of personal style and luxury to any room. Be it an unexpected splash of color, intricate beading or bold metallic studding, every pillow, throw, table linen and pouf in the collection is an individual work of art. Each piece, literally right down to the studs, represents not just the beauty and craftsmanship that Queen discovered in India, but the feeling of love, family and joy she makes every effort to incorporate into her everyday life and into her collections. From the artisan that lovingly stitched it together, to the unique Hindi botanical name, each thoughtful, stylish and functional item in the Pyar & Co. collection is a story begging to be told.

THE FOUNDER

Paula Queen set up her company in 2011 after dreaming of this concept on a family visit to India to celebrate her marriage to her husband, Sumit. Inspired by the craftmanship as well as the use of incredible textures and stunning patterns of Indian saris, it became Paula's intent to design and transform elements of the age-old art to today's modern decor as a way to bring a part of the beauty back to the American market.

Pyar & Co. is built with the desire to offer pieces that tell stories; to provide products that people can connect with and know that someone, an artisan, crafted that piece by hand for you and your home. Etched throughout Pyar & Co.'s designs is the effort to bring an element of lighthearted whimsy while striving to be seriously beautiful. Pure Love. Pure Luxury.