Cedir "Mediterraneo" Tile

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Cedir’s "Mediterraneo" tile blends traditional exotic motifs with decidedly contemporary vibrant blue color and scale. What I love about this particular installation is the high contrast between the tile ‘rug’ and the high-gloss white tiles. Stunning.

Dreams of Silver: Bedroom Decor by Phillips Collection

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Phillips Collection Silver Bedroom Vignette

Phillips Collection’s beautiful hammered metallic ‘Silver Leaf Wall Discs’ wall decor is cleverly transformed into a stunning headboard – instantly creating an inspiring focal point in the bedroom. The bed is flanked on one side by a tall, thin, weathered  silver sculpture and, on the other, a silvered tree trunk functioning as an organically chic night table. A striking silver … Read More

Living in Style London: Book Review

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Book cover Living in Style London

Living in Style London, published by teNeues, takes the reader on a private tour of 20 of London’s most glamorous, luxurious and beautiful private homes. Each home decorated in a unique style that captures the life and personality of the homes’ owners. While each of the twenty homes showcased in the book are exquisite in design, they also share three … Read More

The Residence Zanzibar: An Island Oasis

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Internationally acclaimed architectural firm HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates’ objective for the Residence Zanzibar hospitality project was to create a design that seamlessly integrated the many cultural influences (Swahili, Omani, British and Indian ) evident throughout Zanzibar’s history into a serene and exotically, romantic oasis retreat.   David T’Kint and Hazlin Ahmad, of HBA Associates, “found Zanzibar to be a great resource for … Read More

Get the Look: Japanese Suite at the Fairmont Peace Hotel

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Japanese Suite Fairmont Peace Hotel Nine Nations

The Inspiration: Japanese Suite (Nine Nations Suites) at the Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China. Get the Look: Bedroom design inspired by the Japanese Suite at the Fairmont Peace Hotel. Shop this inspiration board at Olioboard. (Decor Moodboard created using Olioboard.) Decor Resources – How To Get the Decorator Look: Classic Flaxen Spalted Maple – Quick Step Tailor Chocolate Wallpaper – … Read More

Get the Look: French Suite at the Fairmont Peace Hotel

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French Suite Fairmont Peace Hotel Nine Nations

The Inspiration: French Suite (Nine Nations Suites) at the Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China. Get the Look: Bedroom design inspired by the French Suite at the Fairmont Peace Hotel. Shop this inspiration board at Olioboard. (Decor Moodboard created using Olioboard.) Decor Resources – How To Get the Decorator Look: Allustra Scarlet Mahogany Planks –  Quick Step French Market Collection: Sherie … Read More

Hollywood Regency in Bedroom Design

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John-Richard Cabinet (John-Richard retail locations) Red Baroque style mirror ( Horchow ). NDI Tulip Watergarden silk floral arrangement (Opulence of Southern Pines) 1920’s Crystal Drop Chandelier (1st Dibs) James Mount Silver leaf Chinoiserie Side Table (Artnet Auctions ) Furniture & Bedding – (The Platt Collections for dealer locations) Mariana Antinori Black Ottoman (Mariana Antinori) Jules Leleu Carpets (1940’s) Rust Colored … Read More

Studio M

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Designer Notes: With this kitchen, it is all about modern, sleek contemporary finishes to play up reflective surfaces. The espresso cabinets are complimented by elongated hardware to create that contemporary feel. Glass paneled pantry doors add a unique feature and another element of reflective materials to the space.  Designer Notes: Contemporary, spa, and zen-like are all words I’d use to … Read More

Jonathan Legate – Design Portfolio

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Designer Notes:   A traditional bedroom is brought into the present with lighting and fabric details. Designer Notes:   Simplicity and light are the keys to this master bathroom’s success. Designer Notes:  The piano, a family heirloom, fits right in to a modern home with the help of a classic lamp, painting by Ivan Murphy and whimsical disco ball. Designer Notes:  Industrially inspired and architecturally designed. … Read More

Palladio Bedding Collection by Anichini

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  The Anichini Palladio bedding collection is a 200 Thread count percale fabric with a very, nice tailored, crisp white with black trim ensemble that coordinates perfectly with modern, minimalist interiors. Images copyright of respective companies. Home Decor Buyer Resource: Anichini

Yves Delorme Colibri Bedding Collection

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture

Colibri by Yves Delorme (another name synonymous with luxury linens) skillfully marries the clean lines of modern design with the traditional art of embroidery, creating a unique and artful modern rendering of romantic style. Retail prices from $145 to $725. Images copyright of respective companies. Home Decor Buyer Resource: For retail locations see yvesdelorme.com.

Luxury Linen Care – Washing Fine Linens and Bedding

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When you purchased your luxury linens you made an investment in quality materials. To protect your investment we recommend that you use the following laundering guidelines for washing your fine linens and bedding. Before You Start Always wash your luxury linens and bedding separate from all other items of clothing. If there is embroidery or other finery on your linens, … Read More

How to Get Dingy Linens White

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Dear The Decorating Diva, How do I keep my white sheets from getting dingy without using bleach? Shannan Shannan, First, I recommend washing white linens separate from all other laundry. Second I suggest using a little Oxy-Clean (non bleach whitener) – that should keep the whites white. There are other more expensive non-bleach alternatives, but over the years I’ve found … Read More

5 Tips for Buying Luxury Linens & Bedding

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1. Thread Count is typically listed on the packaging. Thread count is determined by the number of threads per square inch of fabric. The higher the count the softer and more silk-like the material. It is important to note that as the thread count climbs, so does the thinness of each individual fiber packed into that square inch of material. … Read More

Should I Buy Expensive Sheets and Bedding?

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Dear The Decorating Diva, Are high thread count fine linens worth the expenditure? I’m confused as to whether or not a hefty price tag means quality or not. Can I get quality linens without spending thousands? I’m looking at a budget of $300 to $500 to dress my queen size bed. Thanks, Caitlin Caitlin, To answer your first question, yes, … Read More