To celebrate the arrival of Orla Kiely bedding, I asked Dot Maison who carries it on their site if they’d be interested in giving decor8 readers an exclusive discount to celebrate this new collection of 100% cotton percale… And yes, they’ve agreed. This bedding is now available to ship in the dimensions shown here. Dot Maison is giving decor8 readers a 15% discount on all Orla Kiely bedding, towels and bath mats until December 15, 2009. Here is a glimpse of what you may like… that I liked…. that look so much nicer with a discount!
To take advantage of this promotion, please enter code decor8 upon checkout. This offer is only valid from December 2 – December 15, 2009 and can only be applied to Orla products on the Dot Maison website.
(images: orla kiely)
Interior designer Maha recently talked about creative director and shop owner Niki Jones on her blog (here) and I fell instantly in love with this online store in Scotland. I love the ethnic prints and patterns and the strong contrasts, especially all of the white and black. Does white and black ever go out of style? It doesn’t seem to be the case, it’s such a classy, seductive palette. It’s good and evil brought together to form a passionate dance, one trying to lead, but neither succeeding because the balance is the beauty of their dance. That is why I think that the collection of Niki Jones is so stunning. And it’s not all about white and black, there are other colors brought in to add spice like purple and red. Those strong jewel tones that are so popular this time of the year.
So, who is Niki Jones you ask? Niki trained at the Scottish College of Textiles and the Royal College of Art in London before working at Habitat as textile designer and style coordinator. She then got into ceramics and worked as a design director at Wedgwood. Moving out of London, she went to Scotland where she started her own brand of household goods because she couldn’t find well designed and well crafted pieces that were special, online or even in London as she says that she, “became aware that there was a real lack of choice (in London) if you were looking for something a bit different and special.”
In her line, you can find Uzbek textiles, knitted and felted goods from countries like Iceland, furniture with bone inlay, mirrors, rugs, French antiques, optical patterns, embroidery and hand knotting – details she insists on and that give the home personality and style. I love that black silhouette chair, is that not stunning?
Okay and the kitty… I wish I could order that sweet little creature! :) Meowwww!
(images: niki jones)
Designers Guild just rolled out their Autumn collection and I adore these bed linens. I own some of their fabrics and they are so luxurious and the colors are vivid and so, so lovely. I would really like to own bedding from them at some point, and wallpaper too. Designer Tricia Guild has such incredible vision.
Have you ever seen her book, an oldie but goodie, called Inspiration? It’s packed with gorgeous photos ranging from interiors to flowers and travel photos from places that have inspired her work. Pick up a copy if you don’t own it already, it’s what every creative type should make a point to add to their library. :)
(images: designers guild)
Who isn’t inspired by nature, it’s one of the most common answers when a designer speaks of their inspirations. And how can nature NOT be inspiring… it’s all around us, completely free of charge, transporting, uplifting, and in harmony nature does what it does so well. That’s why when Danielle sent out an email to friends of her shop today about By Nord, I had to show you this Danish label that she now stocks. Danielle has such gorgeous taste, so I always know that if she takes on a new line that is must be stylish, modern, simple and nature-inspired. You can find lots of pretty pillows and duvets in Le Souk right here and big plus — she ships worldwide!
By Nord was founded by graphic designer Hanne Berzant and fashion designer Hanne Louise Roe Andersen. These two friends are inspired by Nordic nature which is quite evident in their work. But beyond being stylish, what I personally enjoy is that this design is really taking that traditional cabin and lodge design up a notch to a more modern, sophisticated feel. I love rustic modern when it’s done right and this is so, soooo right. I also appreciate the marrying of feminine and masculine design elements. What man would bark at his wife for wanting to add a wolf pillow to the sofa accompanied by a lovely floral one? See my point?
Lovely new add to Le Souk, Danielle!
(images: by nord and bo bedre)