Your bed is more than just a place to relax and rejuvenate; it’s quite literally the place where dreams are made. Make it even dreamier by dressing it in inviting layers that make it easy to surrender to slumber.
So how do you create that irresistible look – like the plush beds that you see in magazines and on showroom floors? Simply follow our step-by-step guide.
First create a great base for your bed, with the best sheets, good pillows and a comfy coverlet. Now what’s needed is the top layer, the delicious icing on the cake.
Begin with a great duvet cover and coordinating shams. First, fold the cover about halfway down the length of the bed and follow by folding the flat sheet and coverlet about one-quarter of the way. Lean two or three large Euro pillows upright against the headboard. These pillows act as a visual anchor—and lend perfect support for reading in bed.
Next, lean a pair of queen or king size bed pillows against the Euros. If buying these new, choose a construction (goose down, memory foam, etc.) and a firmness that correspond to your sleeping preference. Read our Home + Style article to find the pillow of your dreams. [...]
Nothing makes it feel more like the holidays than putting up the Christmas tree. That verdant spire, soaring to the ceiling and filling a room with its magic and majesty.
This year, make your tree even more spectacular. Simply follow these five steps for a dazzling designer tree.
One of the most exciting parts of decorating the tree is deciding on a theme. Let it reflect your personal style. Are you traditional or whimsical, a modernist or a lover of all things vintage? Once you decide, you can carry this through decorating your mantel and entry. Or try a little variety, such as a modern tree for the kitchen and a vintage tree for the living room.
For more than 100 years, artists, writers, celebrities and royalty have flocked to Portofino, a glamorous Italian fishing port cradled by mountains and sea.
But you needn’t travel to the Italian Riviera to savor the romance and unrestrained beauty of the Italian coast. Nestled in the furnishings of our Portofino Villa, you can enjoy the good life at home in your own master suite.
Crisp percale linens trimmed with delicate Italian lace are nearly haute couture, especially when they hail from esteemed Italian purveyor, Sferra. For more of la dolce vita, layer these Cornova sheets with the impeccably woven Denina Bedding. The silken sateen Jacquard highlights every exquisite nuance of the floral design.
Opulence and extravagance, characterized in the fashions of the Italian Renaissance, are the foundation for our sculpted damask Cambridge Bedding. Velvets and brocades, gimp, beads and fringe. In a further nod to the grandeur of the era, we’ve paired it with our irresistible Faux Fur Throw.
Bask in the romance and effusive details of our entire Portofino Villa with our Master Suite collection.
Forgotten throughout much of the year, the mantel takes center stage during the holidays. Roaring fires, stockings hung with care and visits from Saint Nick all converge here. With this in mind, it’s important to bring out its most magical potential.
Fortunately, the mantel is one of the easiest places to add holiday cheer. It’s simply about layering the right pieces.
The first – and most classic – layer is greenery. Since the mantel is such a focal point, choose the fullest and most natural looking greenery possible. Consider pre-lit garland, which gives you the option of twinkling lights. Then, be sure to fluff and shape each part to amplify the garland’s full volume and to create pockets for ornaments.
Once fluffed, arrange it atop the mantel or cascade it over the ledge in a traditional swag. You may need up to three lengths of garland to achieve the look you want.
A super quick alternative to garland is to a simply lay a pre-decorated mantel swag across the top. This eye-catching greenery is pre-lit and beautifully embellished with ribbons, ornaments and other festive accents … so the impact is instantaneous.