In Bed With H.D. Buttercup……

Last week I had a threesome.

Erin from Apartment 34, myself and the newest retail outlet from H.D. Buttercup had a torrid afternoon between the sheets.  Well not exactly but all the facts are true…..

Fact #1:  H.D. Buttercup’s linen and bedding store, In Bed with H.D. Buttercup did invite Erin and myself over for some fun….

Fact #2:  I did play with bedding and at one point in time, found myself in bed with Erin.

Before you think I switched teams or Erin is leaving her husband, the folks at In Bed asked Erin and myself to stage their storefront windows, so it was entirely legit.  The In Bed retail team opened up their entire store to Erin and myself to choose whatever we wanted from their amazing selection of American, Italian and French bedding to dress the windows and their magnificent beds.  With florals provided by their in-house florist shop, Louesa, it as an amazing afternoon full of silk, Belgian linen and crisp sateen cotton; seriously this is the kinda of stuff that makes this designer’s heart go pitter-patter.

Honestly, the before isn’t too bad.  As I said, Erin and I each got a window and were given free rein in the store.  After looking around the store for inspiration, I ended up right back where I started and found it in the wonderful florals from Louesa….

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I was drawn to the cherry blossoms designed my entire window around their wonderful pinky-purple hue….

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I find purple to be my “new black” .  It is a wonderful neutral that looks so amazing with some many colors, in this case, shades of pale blue.  The bed is a wonderful collection of  printed linen, batik and tie-dyed silk….yes tie-dyed.  Bringing back the 60s in a new way folks!

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As I said, I have to give props to the amazing floral shop attached to In Bed, Louesa, run by the amazing renaissance woman Louesa Roebuck.  The shop is a tiny amalgamation  of foraged florals, art, pottery, keepsakes and delicious potions and lotions.  It is a bit of nirvana and the perfect embodiment of its owner…..

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Dressed in skinny leather pants and a band leader’s jacket, Louesa is effortless chic and that is what you feel in the shop.  She walked Erin and myself around the shop rattling off tales of how things came into her possession from the concrete vessels that house her foraged floral creations to the amazingly simple yet beautiful brass and silk bracelets that Erin and myself quickly coveted…..

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So while I may have lured you in tawdry solicitation, I think it was well worth it to introduce you to this wonderful San Francisco gem.   If you want to go see Erin and my windows, head over to In Bed as our creations will be up another month.  So does anyone else have the urge to go make their bed?

And be sure to swing by Apartment 34 to see Erin’s bed!

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Play Date: Centsational Girl and Crane & Canopy…

Hope everyone had a fantastic Valentine’s Day!  The Partner and I opted for a quiet night in after being honest with ourselves.  We asked what would recharge each us most  and we decided that Greek take out, wine and some snuggling was more on target than a fancy dinner, so that is exactly what we did and it was awesome!

As we enter the weekend, I am excited to hit the auctions looking for little jewels for my clients and few hidden treasures for myself.  But before I do that, I wanted to share that this week I had the opportunity to “play” along some of my favorite people and company……

Kate, aka Centsational Girl, invited me over this week to discuss recliners in design…..

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While they are my favorite pieces of furniture, I do think with a little thought, you can incorporate them into any design and avoid the scenario above ala Joey and Chandler…. WHOA!

The team behind bed linen company, Crane and Canopy, invited me over to play around with one of their newest bedding lines, the Linden ….

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I had a ton of fun creating a room around the Linden!  Check out the Crane and Canopy blog to see what pieces I chose to complete the look…..

Okay beautiful ladies and gents……have a GREAT weekend and for those of you lucky enough, have an even better LONG weekend!

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Crane and Canopy….

Necessity is the mother of invention…..so when the founders of the linen store Crane and Canopy couldn’t find bed linens that fit their design aesthetics at a price point that didn’t break the bank, they opted to create their own.  While many of us don’t necessarily start a business to our design needs, being the entrepreneurs they are, they saw a business opportunity to create beautiful and budget-friendly linens….and frankly I am happy they did!

A client introduced me to the line and I can say first hand that it feels and looks fantastic.  Made from 300+ thread count, full/queen duvets are $99 and the prices top out at $120 for California King bedding.  For a price comparison, most of the bedding at Target is more expensive with lesser thread counts.  I am currently obsessing over their Dolores Collection, beautifully embroidered and perfectly chic (drool)…..

I am excited to have found them and looking forward to seeing how I can use them in future projects!  So tell me, do you switch out your bedding according to the seasons?  While you contemplate that, I am going to continue to slog away on a floor plan for a client.  Thankfully, no meetings today so I can slay this beast and move on to more fun stuff…..

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