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Creating Your Own Bedding Oasis

Posted on January 12, 2017

At Company C, we love layers of color, texture, and pattern whenever we are designing the dreamiest beds.   Whatever your style, we have the bedding layers you’ll need to design your own oasis, and a place to retreat as winter takes hold.  Here are our top five layering tips, sure to entice you to keep that New Years’ resolution to get more sleep. Select sheets that reflect your personal style. Some prefer cotton percale’s crisp cool feel, while others love cotton sateen for is softer, smoother hand. Either way, we use only 100% GOTS certified organic cotton to create our luxurious bedding so you can sleep more soundly. Add warmth and texture with cotton matelasses. These heavily-stitched “blanket” layers are a nice way to…

How to decorate with accent pillows

Posted on August 15, 2016

Decorative pillows are the easiest way to refresh your bed room or living room. Use a specific color in the pillow to tie it back to your bedding for a coordinated look, or use the pillows to anchor the bed in the room by bringing the wall color onto the bed’s pillowscape.  Either approach will make the bed the center of attention. Stacking or propping up decorative pillows into the mix of sleeping pillows on the bed adds depth and visual interest.  There is no wrong approach.  Pillows can be added in even numbers, or odd.  Layer them on with smaller sized pillows toward the front. The same color principles apply when accenting a living room sofa.  Pillows will help to make upholstered pieces…

What makes bedding luxurious?

Posted on August 8, 2016

We spend about one third of our lives asleep, which makes bedding a splurge-worthy necessity.  What makes bedding luxurious lies in the materials from which it is manufactured.  Cotton that is GOTS certified organic is our standard. We use fine extra-long staple cotton to create our bedding.  Single pic, single ply 300 thread-count sateen and percale weaves make our bedding extremely soft, strong, and luxurious.  Look for organic cotton to ensure that your bedding has not been chemically treated. Percale weave can be compared to a basket weave, and produces a crisp and cool feel, much like a cotton dress shirt.  Percale is tightly woven for longer lasting wear.  Its design characteristics make it perfect for casual bedrooms. Sateen weaves are smooth and silky.…

Five Tips for Preparing Your Bedroom for Summer!

Posted on May 23, 2016

Spring-time drizzle and gray skies will soon give way to warm breezes and rustling green leaves. While we wait to open up the windows, it’s the perfect time to say “so long” to winter and welcome summer bedding into your bedroom. Here are a few tips to prepare for, and transition to, the balmy nights to come. Lighten up, and pack up your winter worries. Use light and bright accents to add extra pop to your summer-weight bedding after you store your heavier blankets and coverings for the season. Give the bed a clean sweep. Before you make the bed, be sure to flip and rotate the mattress while laundering mattress pads and mattress covers. Vacuum the mattress using an upholstery attachment before returning…

Gray is the New Beige!

Posted on April 18, 2016

In a word, Greige.  Gray is the new beige, and as a color visually cools a space in summer months while adding a warmed glow in the dimmed light of fall and winter.  It is the perfect neutral, half way between black and white on the color scale.  Because it pairs perfectly with everything, gray continues to be the hottest go-to color for both product and interior design. Classic. Sleek and refined.  Considered the color of intellect, gray matters for so many reasons.

Five Tips: Coordination and Pattern Play

Posted on January 25, 2016

We love to mix it up here at Company C, especially when it comes to patterns! We are often asked for advice on mixing and matching motifs, and it is the easiest way to create a custom and personal look. There are no hard and fast rules, but these five tips should help you embrace pattern and forget about solid neutrals for a while… Select one favorite pattern to be the monarch of the room. Work in two more patterns designed to highlight and accent the dominant motif. Scale your pattern sizes. Select one large, one medium and one small pattern if you are brave, one medium and one small pattern if you are just getting started with pattern…..you can always accent with a…

Toute Suite: Designing your bedroom from the floor up.

Posted on January 18, 2016

Creating an inspired master bedroom or a restful haven for guests just requires a little planning. Here at Company C, we of course love to start with art for the floor! And while not all bedrooms require a rug, the following six tips will help you get your master bedroom project started. Give the bed the prime real estate. The bed is the focal point of the room, and its placement will guide the rest of your design process. Once the bed’s location is determined, consider rugs to help anchor the room….it’s always nice to start a chilly day with a few steps on a warm rug, and our rug planner helps make selecting a bedroom rug(s) easy! Dress the bed. Layer on sheets…