I just love bedding, especially when the pillowcases aren’t the same pattern as the top or bottom sheets and the duvet is a completely different, yet coordinating, fabric altogether. Like mismatched china patterns, my favorite look in the bedroom is definitely not traditional and matchy-matchy – it’s eclectic all the way and fun-loving! For some, selecting a variety of patterns and colors scares them because they don’t think they can “put it off” so they tend to shy away from creating a fun look for fear of falling flat. If that’s you never fear because there are lots of companies out there like Plover Organic, who I first wrote about when they launched last year, who make this whole process a breeze with patterns that all work together so well. It’s pretty close to impossible to create a clashing ensemble.
Plover has grown so much since launch by expanding their collection to include a more ethnic-inspired collection with an array of colors and patterns to fall in love with in addition to their 100% high quality organic cotton. They even have bedding for the nursery and table linens. Enjoy!
(images from plover organic)
Have you ever heard of Fey Handmade? They just launched a few weeks ago and I can already see this site taking flight because there is a very special lady behind it who is keen on promoting the work of talented emerging artists and designers while providing the rest of us with unique, quality products that are shipped in earth-friendly, recycled packaging. Founder, Christine Lindstrom, has her BA in fine art and was once a visual merchandiser which is obvious from the moment you visit her site — the design is so pretty and welcoming.
Fey Handmade is brand spankin’ new so of course Christine is currently looking for fresh new artists and designers so if you are interested in contacting her please do so via her website. I can’t wait to watch Fey grow up, it’s exciting to see promising new businesses being born!
(images from fey handmade)
The delightful Delphine just made a few new announcements, first their letterpress is now available to order online and next, they’ve just launched a lovely blog called Delphine Ephemera. What’s so special about online ordering? THIS:
You can make it your own with dozens of ink colors, paper stocks and envelope choices and, my favorite part, you can view your customized pieces online before you order. Nice! To see how it works I gave it a whirl with the Ava design and love the insta-results as you can see above. Fantastic work, Delphine!
(images from delphine)
If color and personality are what you love to see in a home, then you’ll really enjoy Nina van de Goor who lives in the Netherlands because both the way she lives and the art she creates leaps with joy. I had the pleasure of meeting Nina in person last year in Amsterdam and really enjoyed chatting with her. It’s always such a treat to connect with those I meet online a bit more personally – like in the flesh! In addition to her creative and unique ceramics, Nina recently started working on some screen prints and would like to offer decor8 readers a 15% discount on the new screen prints found in her shop on Etsy. Upon purchasing please put “decor8 discount” in the comments to seller box and Nina will send you a revised invoice in reply. Here are some inspirational photos showing Nina’s home and workspace along with lots of her handmade goodies for you to enjoy!
For more inspiration from Nina, view her Flickr photos here. Thank you for sending me all of these wonderful photos Nina and for the very special discount which, by the way, is valid for one week until April 2, 2009.
(images from nina van de goor)