Bedroom color study: Two shades of grey. Two entirely different feels. One feminine, one masculine. Your thoughts?
Wishing everybody a wonderful weekend…
What is it that makes this bedroom so comfortable and inviting? Actually, it is a couple of things: Continue reading
Working on a project with a master bedroom that promises to be heavenly and peaceful. It will be a symphony of blues, whites, textures and patterns. Here is a sneak peek of color and pattern:
The great thing about this fabric is that it is completely customizable color wise. The paint will be Farrow and Ball, because they create unparalleled range and depth of color.
Anyway, thought I would share. So far so good, it is going to be gorgeous!
I have the pleasure of helping a creative 11 year old girl redo her room. Let’s start with the fact that the parents are unbelievably cool to give her such a voice in her room upgrade! We are headed towards a look of hollywood glam. Think this general look:
She will have a zebra carpet and a white tufted headboard with white bedding. She has chosen to have a soothing neutral color on the walls. That is a great choice because this girl is wildly creative, so a soothing color ought to make the room a good blank canvas for her ideas to flow. We have made most decisions but need to chose a desk. which one do you think would go best?
Any of the desks would be great but the last two could double as a vanity for future use. Which one do you like the best? Please comment with your thoughts on this important decision.
All three desks are to the trade only. Pricing available upon request.
Our gadget and social media obsessed society has inspired an interesting update to home decor that encourages self-expression: blackboard paint.
Blackboards as message boards, quote boards, menu boards…
This one cleverly tops off wainscot in a dining room. Photo credit: homedit.
How fun, encouraged self-expression for the young ones! Photo credit: style-files.
This ought to be interesting after a party… Photo credit: hammersandhighheels.
Blackboards as art… is this going too far? Photo credit: Pinterest.
So, what do you think? Would you incorporate Blackboard Paint into your home decor?
I’ve been pinning… I can see how people get addicted to Pinterest. Lots of eye candy. This photo is courtesy of livinginspired.tumblr.com. Wouldn’t this be a dreamy guest room?
What do I like about this? So much:
the antique mirror in its unexpected use as headboard,
the mirror bringing in more light to the room,
white bedding, casual and not overdone,
loads of reading at arms reach,
the peaceful light color of the room.
Have any rooms that particularly inspire you? Send them in. Have a relaxing, peaceful weekend.
Thread Count is the number of threads per square inch in the woven fabric of your Egyptian Cotton or Pure Cotton Bedding.
Manufacturers from many countries such as Egypt, China, Portugal, India and others are standardly using 2-ply or multiple-ply threads up to 4-ply, claiming the Thread Count (TC) of their Egyptian Cotton Sheets and Duvets to be double to quadruple what we consider to be the true value in the U.S. While this may seem trivial on the surface level, the impact is substantial in the quality of product you’re receiving. Rather than using one single-ply, Long Yarn Egyptian Cotton or Pure Cotton fiber of excellence, the cheapest fibers are instead twisted together to create a longer “thread.”
So what does this mean to you as a consumer? For starters, it means that your new set you thought was, say, “1000″ TC is most likely truly only 250TC to 500TC. Worse yet, it will most likely feel and wear like lesser quality than a domestic 180TC set.
An excellent set is designed to last years, while cheaper sets are usually worn through in less than 365.
Fiber length is crucial in determining the quality and longevity of your new sheets, but a difficult factor to decipher as a consumer. These short fibers cause roughness, pilling or have surface balling, and result in extremely poor wear.
A good start point of ruling out short fiber sets is to review the package for information about ply. Any reference to the product containing a multiple ply, such as 2-ply or 4-ply, is your immediate tip-off that the item you are reviewing is usually comprised of shorter fibers. Because ply involves twisting threads together in order to create a long fiber, you’ll logically know that the necessity of fibers being twisted together to create length means that the fibers used are fairly short.
The bottom line is that you get what you pay for…. So if it seems too good to be true, it likely is. Good sheets are more expensive, worth it, and get better as the years go by.
Tips for finding a good sheet:
If you prefer a crisp sheet, choose a percale weave, which is typically just a 200 thread count to 300 thread count.
For a soft, silky sheet, choose a sateen weave, which is usually 500 to 600 in thread count.
Price counts: Price is a good indicator of whether a sheet really is the thread count you want. Remember, cheap sheets are susceptible to shrinking.
While on the topic of price, you might want to take advantage of the D. Porthault sale, which ends February 4… up to 80% off.
Any design topics you would like to know more about? Let us know!
This collection of contemporary rugs brings elegance and grace to any room, coming in over 100 different designs which are completely customizable to any size, scale, pattern or colors- the possibilities are limitless. They are produced with the finest Tibetan wool and Chinese silk fibers, entirely by hand and without the use of child labor.
This oversized scale design creates a bold contemporary statement, while the mid-century design of the top rug promotes a more understated feel.
This detail shows the silk sheen against the plushness of the wool.
Art for the floor, expensive and worth it. If you would like to find out more about buying one of these rugs, contact Courtney Price Design.
The high end lingerie company Agent Provocateur, known for it’s seductively beautiful lingerie, has now launched a luxurious bed linen collection which includes 550 thread count cotton, 100% silk, cashmere and suede. The color palette is similar to the lingerie line with plenty of blacks, berry, charcoal, and pinks. They are also offering cushions, eyemasks and throws.
So, what do you think??? Would you buy it?