Last fall, major designers debuted a range of purples for both tabletop and home. Any of my favorites below would make a gorgeous statement on your holiday table, sofa or bed. Pair purple with silver or gold, and say a chic farewell to 2010. Happy New Year everyone!
Bedroom needing a winter’s lift that will carry you right into spring? Check out Vera Wang’s new line of bedding, available at Bloomingdales. Super chic, and with a great mix of patterns and prints, so it looks like you culled many stores, instead of buying a set. Perfect!
Purple for 2011
Black and white interiors never go out of style. This simple color palette can take a room from casual to classic, adding a touch of sophistication and luxury to any space.
Mary McDonald in Veranda
This living room by interior designer Mary McDonald infuses bits of gold and pink in this black and white space. The little pops of color spice up the room.
“We forget how painfully dim the world was before electricity…open your refrigerator door and you summon forth more light than the total amount enjoyed by most households in the 18th century.”
– Bill Bryson
That’s something to reflect on the next time you replace a light bulb in a fixture or appliance. Or arrange a decadent candlescape for a dinner party for eight (or a bubble bath for two.)
Stockholm Iron Lantern by Bobo Intriguing Objects
All sorts of light bulbs went off for me yesterday when I turned off my morning alarm and turned on NPR to hear Renee Montagne’s interview with Bill Bryson on his new book. At Home: A Short History of Private Life represents Bryson’s challenge to himself to “write a history of the world without leaving home.”
Mark Your Calendars:
Fall ushers in more than cooler temperatures and falling leaves. It also kicks off a busy time in the design community. You’ll likely want to include (at least) one of these events on your to-attend list:
Design by William Sofield
National Design Week runs October 9th through 17th in New York City, including the big awards bash on the 14th. But don’t fret if you don’t live in NYC. A wide-range of events are produced across the country, in association with National Design Week. Visit their website to see what’s going on in Boise, Idaho. Missoula, Montana. Even Little Rock, Arkansas.
ZicciBea, a luxury linen company created by designers Shoshanah Weinstock and Yali Katz, offers an affordable collection of designer bedding.
This week, one lucky winner will receive their choice of a complete duvet set in any size. For a chance to win, answer this week’s question before 12/11c, Monday, September 20.
This week’s question: Do you prefer your bedding to be perfectly matched or do you mix and match your different sets?
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Nothing says fresh (and summer!) like white linens. With White Sale purchases ready for their debut, I’ve gladly packed away my thick winter comforter for something and anything white.
I’ve been thinking a lot about decorating bedrooms lately, this time for my son.
When we were buying bedding for the crib, we settled on Dwell Baby. We got the motif crib set and have been very pleased with its kid- and adult-friendly colors and patterns:
For a more traditional but still-stylish approach (think toile and sweet ginghams) I like Whistle and Wink, which I found through the excellent baby style blog Droolicious.
Now that our crib is in order, I’m coveting blankets for the winter from Huckleberry Friends.
I think this one has my son’s name on it:
Got any tips for decorating nurseries? Share them below or post your baby-room pictures at Rate My Space.