Ever had this nightmare: You invite all the fabulous people you know over for dinner. Everyone gathers in the living room for a perfectly shaken martini while you put the final touches on dinner. But they are sitting in... silence. That is guaranteed not to happen if you get yourself one of Niki conversation-starting little couch accoutrements. She’s always been obsessed with unique home accessories that become conversation pieces—and from design to printing to sewing, every step of the process is done by hand in her Windy City home, pretty much ensuring a healthy buzz of conversation when guests cozy into your couch.