January 26, 2020

Nephew Owen has a thing for polar bears.   He'd get a kick out of knowing about a classic style of upholstered furniture some people call "Polar Bear" furniture.  Jean Royere created this cuddly furniture form in 1947 for his mother's Paris apartment and it took the design world by storm.  In recent years, it's been the go-to collectable. Original sofa and two chair sets have sold for more than a million...

January 19, 2020

Have you ever sighed with pleasure as you climbed into an all white luxurious bed at a resort hotel?  If you want to turn your private rooms into 5-star hotel luxury, how about starting by using only white linens?  While there are a million yummy colors, for true spa living, white is the way to go.

For sheets, crisp white percale in 100% cotton is a great standard.  It seems like...

January 12, 2020

This Happy Hour isn't exactly fun but I promise you'll smile the rest of the year.  That is, every time you open your linen closet.  Since it's the Out with the Old, In with the New time of year, let's make the most of wherever you store your linens.

I propose just taking 60 minutes to clear the shelves and then, toss everything you haven't used in a couple of years.  Donate sheet sets or towels...

January 5, 2020

Classic Blue, Pantone's color for 2020,  is a great choice for the beginning of a decade.  A clear, dark blue.  Not indigo.  Not cobalt.  A Classic Blue used in interiors for decades.  As Pantone's site states, "Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era."  That...

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