Friday, November 30, 2012

Tabletop Time

It has been a while since our last post but this fall has been bussssy! The idea for this post came from the fact that it seemed like everyone was revamping their tabletop for the Thanksgiving holiday as we were selling dishes like hotcakes. Since Christmas is just around the corner we thought we'd send some tabletop inspiration your way to get those creative juices flowing for those holiday get-togethers or really any time of year. Enjoy!


I love the Michael Aram gold pear salt and pepper shakers. Adorable! Take a look at more of his pieces here.

The Juliska Country Estate looks beautiful paired with their Pewter pieces. we cannot keep this stuff in stock!

FYI...always good to know...

I love the creative use of the table runners.

Add a pop of color with a bright tablecloth...

Sophisticated yet fun.

Layer patterns and colors for an eclectic look.

I like the rustic table mixed with the elegant china and vases.

You can never go wrong with simple white Juliska. Yes, I own the stuff so I can attest to how great it is. Check out the collection on our website.   P.S. How great is this picture?

Friday, October 12, 2012

It's Friday...which means I'm keeping it light today as I know our brains, mine included, are already starting to shut down for the weekend. Instead of inundating you with paragraph after paragraph on designing the right bed for you (which sounded inspiring until I actually began writing about it) I'm just going to throw some bedding eye-candy your way...because who doesn't love to look at pics of yummy beds? Which style is your favorite? TGIF!



Bella Notte mixed with John Robshaw for an ecclectic look
 
 

Ann Gish for an earthy yet sophisticated feel

Matouk shams with a Sferra Bari coverlet is timeless

Add white to dark colors for a crisp "pop"

Monochromatic Bella Notte is soft and romantic

Sferra Grande Hotel is great for a clean and modern feel

Mixing colors and prints for a bit of the unexpected

Bella Notte's silk velvet Loulah creates a rich lux feel
 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Inspiration Color: Perfect Peach

Everyone here at the shop is so enamored with peach and although its been making a comeback for awhile we still can't seem to get enough. Peach acts as a great neutral and complements so many colors but is more often naturally thought of as a staple for spring and summer. Mixed with soft whites and pastel colors peach is a vision of light and airy but there are so many sophisticated possiblities to bring peach into fall as well. Some of our favorite pairing are with navy, deep tobacco tones, greys and eggplant. Here's some general peach inspiration from around the web.


 

top three via Bella Notte






via Lonny

via Lonny

 
via Lonny
 
via Pinterest

via Pinterest

via Pinterest






 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

To Market To Market

Market is always a mix of emotions--part overwhelming, part exhaustion and (thankfully) largely part excitment. We look forward to scouting out new items for the shop, and just generally taking in all of the eye candy. This year we noticed some trends for Fall seemed to be lots of wood and bright pops of color--which we love!  As always, Juliska had some striking tabletop displays and Michael Aram introduced (swoon) a new collection of dishware. Bella Notte did not disappoint with the introduction of their Perfect Peach color and the color of the moment: Bordeaux. In no particular order, here are some market pictures of items that should be rolling into Feather Your Nest in the next few months. Enjoy!

























Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Designer Bedroom

I am always very excited when I get the new copy of House Beautiful each month. I savor each article, slowly soaking up the text and pictures but eager to turn the page to see what's next. There is always a fun one-page article entitled "I Love My Bed" which features a photo of a well-known designer's bedroom followed by a lighthearted Q&A. This month's bedroom is New Orleans designer Tara Shaw. Known for her gorgeous reproductions of European antiques her bedroom is almost exactly what one would have expected.  Simple, white and sophisticated...even down to her bed linens. She is pictured lying on a custom designed iron canopy bed resembling her Iron Venetian Canopy Bed with Upolstered Headboard that we have here in the shop. To. Die. For. I was surprised at how modern her bed linens are which helps to make the room more transitional and not too feminine. She used Sferra's Marco Blanket Cover in Grey and their Grande Hotel sheets in White/Grey. This crisp "hotel" look has also been popular with many of our customers. Bravo House Beautiful, once again I am rejuvinated, inspired and of course,  a little envious...



 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Candle Line



We are excited to be carrying a fabulous new line of candles which are available in sophisticated scents such as Linen and Leather and perfectly packaged in a mercury glass container. You won't be disappointed!




Photo: We are excited to be carrying a fabulous new line of candles which are available in sophisticated scents such as Linen and Leather and perfectly packaged in a mercury glass container. You won't be disappointed!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Designer Spotlight: Peacock Alley

 




Founded in 1973, Peacock Alley is credited with establishing the
specialty linen market in the United States.


Remaining true to its tradition of style and comfort, Peacock Alley continues to create bedding and bath using natural fibers, classic silhouettes and pleasing color options. Based in Dallas, Texas all of Peacock Alley's bedding is of uncompromising quality, manufactured in Portugal, Italy or even right here in the USA to ensure luxurious well-made linens. For over 38 years, the family run company has created bedding that stands the test of time.

Visit Feather Your Nest to explore Peacock Alley's entire line of bedding and bath products
and let us help you create surroundings that evoke inspired dreams and rest.




 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Designer Spotlight: Michael Aram



Michael Aram is an internationally renowned designer who works primarily in metal. Inspired by the rich metalworking traditions of India, he set up a home and workshop in New Delhi. His pieces are largely inspired by nature, mythology and narrative storytelling which has become the hallmark of Michael Aram. Serving and decorative pieces designed for everyday use are at once practical yet extraordinary objects that create a sense of ceremony in our daily lives. The enduring combination of quality and originality makes this line comfortably at home in contemporary as well as classic interiors.

At Feather Your Nest Michael Aram pieces are some of our best-selling gifts to give and to receive, from wedding presents to holiday to everything in between. This fall, visit us online or in-store to see the exciting new introductions to the Michael Aram collection.


View the full Michael Aram collection here

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Designer Spotlight: Yves Delorme


Yves Delorme is a family-owned French company that has produced fine linens since 1845.


These luxurious textiles are distinguished by uncompromising quality and meticulous attention to detail that is the heritage of French couture. While Yves Delorme introduces a beautiful new fashion collection each spring, our store favorites are the range of timeless solids and sophisticated neutrals that blend with any d├ęcor. Year after year Yves Delorme coverlets, bath towels and soaps prove to be a beloved staple of Feather Your Nest.
A recent introduction of high-quality furniture, dramatic light fixtures and decorative accents completes the lifestyle of Yves Delorme that merges classic French design with a modern touch.


 

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Friday, June 24, 2011

How to care for your fine linens:



High quality sheets should last anywhere from 7 to 10 years, although much of that longevity is determined by the care given to them. Here are some basic steps to follow to keep your sheets nice for years to come:

1. Wash your fine linens separately from other fabrics to avoid abrasion and damage to your sheets.

2. Wash with a mild detergent. We recommend The Laundress products; they are slightly more expensive than grocery store brands but highly concentrated so it takes less per wash. Fine linens do not need to be washed in cold water but hot water and hot heat will damage the fibers and cause breakage and pilling, so it’s best to wash with warm water on a gentle cycle and dry on a low heat.

3. Store bed linens in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.

4. Following these simple steps should provide you with many years of good night’s sleep. Remember that your bedding is an investment so investing a little time and money into the care will be worth it for the life of your sheets.

Shop all of our fine linen care products


 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Designer Spotlight: Scandia Down



For over three decades, Scandia Down has been bringing the best of European-style comfort into discerning homes across the United States. What began in 1971 as a catalog business based in Seattle has now become a company synonymous with fine down bedding made with exceptional materials and outstanding craftsmanship. Scandia is committed to using only premium white goose down and sumptuously woven fibers crafted with the utmost care. They also continue to distinguish themselves from other down companies with their in-house cleaning and restoration. Scandia bedding is made to last a lifetime, we invite you to visit us at Feather Your Nest and feel the difference.

Shop all of our Scandia Down!