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 larger pattern later!
Let color provide the continuity. Choose patterns that share a common color to create unity, or that share a less significant color as an accent.
Use a solid element to create harmony. For bed design, a flat sheet or shams in a coordinating solid color can be used to separate and delineate two bold patterns.
Add unrelated pieces to bring it all together. Decorative pillows with artisanal accents and design elements differing from everything in the room will add pop, and a throw will bring textural dimension.
And we know some of you will never give up your solid and perfectly matched sheets. You can still add pattern to your bed with a duvet cover and shams, or a quilt and quilted shams. Both add warmth and design dimension, yet each has its special nuances to consider when picking the perfect piece for you.
A duvet cover is intended to encase a down or poly-filled comforter, and in the true European tradition, serves as the equivalent of a flat sheet as well as the warm bedding layer. While many use a flat sheet in conjunction with a duvet cover, the cover itself is easily removed to be washed with the other sheets. Matching shams are available.
A quilt is also a warm top layer with insulating batting sewn into place between a front and a reverse layer of cotton. Often detailed with intricate stitches, quilts are an easy way to add warmth and interest to a bed.
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 and pillows, quilts, matelasse, or a duvet cover for the top of the bed…this is where the fun begins. Apply a heavy coat of your personal style.. …match and balance symmetrically, or mix patterns with abandon and pile on the pillows. Don’t forget tailored bed panels to dress up the bed’s foundation.
Tie your spaces together. If your bedroom has an adjoining bathroom, select a shower curtain that matches or coordinates with an element from the bed such as the duvet cover or quilt. This is an easy way to add color and pattern in the bath and create harmony throughout the entire space.
Think beyond the dresser. As bedrooms become retreats, people are spending more time reading and relaxing in a space once designed primarily for sleeping and dressing. A chair upholstered in fabric to accent bedding (or a rug) provides a spot to rest or reflect, and adds design depth to the room. Add accent pillows or a throw, and you’ll always work from home!
Don’t overlook the windows.Draperies that coordinate with bed-top layers (see our dynamite new Echo collection) extend pattern and texture to the windows and diffuse direct light to ensure your space is serene and calming.
Now that the fall weather has ushered in cool crisp nights… it is the perfect time to update your bedroom with new organic bedding.
Out with the old-in with the nouveau! The Axelle Duvet Cover’s lavish, flowing curves and ornamental inspired design embodies true art nouveau style bestowing an elegant, dramatic feel to the bedroom.
We also love the Lucy DuvetCover with her dazzling display of color. Crafted of super soft 300 thread count organic cotton sateen, our pretty botanical pops against a refreshing Toffee-hued background awaking the bedroom – and the spirit.
Elan Duvet Cover
Artistically rendered medallions adorn our 300 thread count, 100% organic cotton sateen in a fresh palette of ivory and driftwood counter-balanced with traces of elegant platinum. The super-soft sateen bedding imparts a sense of artistry and a lively, romantic appeal. Finished with a striking charcoal trim. Imported. Shams sold separately.
Size Matters – don’t come up short! When selecting a room size rug for the bedroom, it’s always nice to start your day with a step or two on our rugs. Use the guide below to determine the best options based on the room layout and your needs. If you have twin beds in the room, a 3×5 rug or runner between the beds is always a great choice. If you need a larger rug, custom sizes are available – contact us for more details.