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Amy Butler Eco-Bedding for Welspun

Amy Butler just wrote to me about her new line of bedding and I dropped everything to share these images with you. Yay Amy! It’s her first bedding collection with Welspun and is produced with 100% organic cotton and printed with low impact dyes proving that eco-friendly bedding can be bold and gorgeous. The bedding is 400 thread count and Amy tells me that it feels gorgeous to the touch.

Amy Butler Bedding

Amy Butler Bedding

Amy Butler Bedding

Amy Butler Bedding

Amy Butler Bedding

The complete bedding line will be available in Amy’s online shop in July and at select Bed, Bath & Beyond stores. You can view a slideshow of the entire collection here. Which ones do you like? I really love the turquoise bedding with the lime green accents – so fresh! Congratulations Amy and thanks for letting decor8 readers know the big news!

(images: amy butler designs)

Posted in bedroom on May 13, 2009

How Much For This Room?

Ready to fall in love with a newly designed bedroom in San Francisco? Of course you are! This week’s How Much For This Room? shines the spotlight once again on Christiana Coop who co-owns Hygge & West and ferm LIVING. She also co-authors a blog called Clever Spaces. If you recall, her kitchen was featured here on March 6th. She also helped produced this informative and adorable DIY video with 10 tips on how to wallpaper.

What inspired the design of this room? The design was actually inspired by the paint color (Benjamin Moore, Iron Mountain). I’d seen this color is several places and completely fell in love with it – it is so warm, rich and sophisticated, I think. I also wanted to wallpaper an accent wall in my bedroom so we could make a little how to video; we just uploaded it yesterday! The one white accent wall allowed for the other three walls to be dark (I think doing all four walls in a dark color would have created a bit of a cave feel which I wanted to avoid). I went with a white pattern so it would really pop against the darker walls. I also thought the more masculine wall color would be a nice contrast to the more feminine gold floral design. So… The design idea definitely started with the walls! I’d also recently found a fantastic pair of vintage wall lamps that I knew would be perfect for above my bed. I’d already had the furniture and ended up switching around some floor rugs between rooms and brought the red/shaggier rug into the room to add more coziness. – Christiana Coop

At what point in the design did you know when to quit? You seem to have a knack at editing well… “As far as editing, for this room, I knew that I wanted the focus to be on the walls and the vintage lamps so I kept the bedding simple. I also have a few necklaces that I really love, so thought I’d display them them a bit more like art and be able to see them everyday. I’d considered adding a piece of art between the lamps and a mirror above the desk, but it started to feel too cluttered and distracting so I let those ideas go. I think my key to editing is to make sure each piece is either functional or something that makes me really happy to see. If not, what is the point of keeping it around? I also have a natural tendency towards the more is more philosophy, so sometimes when I think the room is done, I look around and force myself to take one or two things away – kind of like Coco Chanel’s, “Before you walk out the door, take on thing off,” applied to interior design.” – Christiana Coop

Bedroom breakdown: Plant: $65, Basket (Area): $45, Bed and side tables (Room and Board): $2,600, Bedding (Anthropologie): $200, Throw blanket (Banana Republic): $150, Rug (Propeller): $1,200, Clock radio (Unica): $400, Jewelry knobs (Hygge & West): $45, Jewelry dishes and boxes: $300, Vintage wall sconces (The Perish Trust): $75, Stool (Area): $300, Console table (CB2): $350, 4 felt doilies (Eden & Eden): $150, Vintage mice candle stick (The Perish Trust): $50, Candle votive set (Hygge & West): $36, Daisy pillow (Hygge & West): $65, Devotion print (Rare Device): $15, A Little Birdy Told Me print (Samantha Hahn): Gift, Bamboo blinds: $200, Collage art (Egg & The Urban Mercantile): $150, Hello There chair (The Magazine): $300, 2 rolls Fairy Flower wallpaper (ferm LIVING): $115 per roll/$230 and 1 can of paint (Benjamin Moore, Iron Mountain): $60.

Grand Total: $6,986. USD

Lovely! Thank you Christiana for taking us into your cozy and elegant bedroom — that gray looks gorgeous with the crisp white trim and eye catching gold and white wallpaper. Very nice touch, I’m sure this room will inspire lots of Iron Mountain gray bedrooms out there in blogland! :) Thanks again!

(images from christiana coop)

Posted in bedroom on March 27, 2009

Lovely Plover Organic Bedding

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)

Posted in bedroom on March 27, 2009

A Lovely Organized Closet

Have you ever looked at something someone else did or had and felt like a total loser? I have the fingers on my right hand shaped like an L on my forehead right now all because of Nicole. I still love ya Nicole but my God are you showing us all up. Talk about raising the bar! Look at this closet. OMG.

Seriously, this girl is amazing, she is the younger pregnant Martha Stewart of Chicago. Not only did she wallpaper her dining room 5 months pregnant, but she has the most organized closet in the entire world. I’m not about to re-post all of her photos here, so you’ll have to check out her blog Making It Lovely for the full scoop (and more images) but here’s a glimpse of her seriously awesome closet. I love how she even sketched out how everything is organized. Bravo, mama!

I’m inspired now… I need to whip my closet into shape. How many of you need to work on your closet too? A good post-holiday project, don’t you think?

(images from nicole at making it lovely)

Posted in bedroom on December 22, 2008

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