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Design Diary: Kids Room Spruce Up

It’s spring break again (I get three), so I’m in Florida. I’ve had little luck finding a contractor (we want to swap the wall-to-wall carpet for a plywood floor, paint everything white, and a few other fixes), so yesterday I decided to do some freshening up to tide us over, at least in the boys’ room. Between the blah walls and carpet, it was getting a tad depressing.

Spending a lot of money wasn’t an option, so I ran into Marshalls and T.J. Maxx (luckily they both happen to be in the same complex). I found great on-trend, brightly, patterned bedding. The aqua and turquoise cotton quilt looks like John Robshaw, with its Indienne pattern. Plus, its really soft. Considering the very reasonable price, I was thrilled with the high quality.  The charcoal grey and white trellis pattern sheets are amazing smooth; they’re all cotton but really satin-y. The “smile” pillow is done in an almost nautical canvas, very cheerful and preppy.

I also found a durable little area rug with a Moroccan-inspired pattern. For a toy storage solution, I got a cute charcoal gray nylon fiber basket that’s large enough for the balls, books, and other random toys that seem to magically materialize. (I may steal it to hold towels in the entry though.)  Lastly, I got him a glass water bottle with a silicone cap and grip to leave by the bedside.

Plucking from other parts of the condo, I finally framed and hung the artwork. All three are prints by Cathy McMurray that I had purchased last year. I also moved in a better lamp and a stalk of bamboo. HUGE improvement, I think.

I might not keep the bed dressed like this ultimately, (I’m thinking it would also be perfect out on the Cape), but I love the look right now. What do you think? Scroll down for the “before” photos too.

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Thanks to Marshalls & T.J. Maxx for the $150 gift card!

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Just In: IKEA PS 2014 Collection

This April IKEA presents its IKEA PS 2014 collection, its eighth iteration. The range, created by 14 young designers from around the world, is for people and homes on the move, with limited space and the need to easily pack up and go. IKEA PS 2014 collection includes pieces for every room in the home, with lightweight materials, bright colors, and multifunctional design. Corner cabinets, a  side table with built-in lighting and magazine racks, a standing wall shelf with knobs, and a wardrobe that can be personalized are among the practical offerings.

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IKEA PS 2014 storage table $69

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IKEA PS 2014 cushion cover $15

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IKEA PS 2014 wall shelf with 11 knobs $49.99

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IKEA PS 2014 hat and coat stand $29.99

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IKEA PS 2014 clocks $14.99

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IKEA PS 2014 tray with handle $12.99

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IKEA PS 2014 decorations $19.99/set of 3

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IKEA PS 2014 plant stand $14.99

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IKEA PS 2014 greenhouse $29.99

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IKEA PS 2014 twin & full/queen duvet cover set  $39.99 & $49.99

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IKEA PS 2014 mirror

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IKEA PS 2014 table $199 /  folding table $129  /  bench $99  /  balancing bench $49.99

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IKEA PS 2014 pendant lamp $69.99

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IKEA PS 2014 corner easy chair

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IKEA PS 2014 storage module $34

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IKEA PS 2014 magnetic board
wall rails and knobs

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IKEA PS 2014 wardrobe $179

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IKEA PS 2014 rugs, $79.99 & $129.99

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IKEA PS 2014 mirror $12.99 & tray $9.99
wall rails $4.99

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IKEA PS 2014 LED stool lamp $69.99

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IKEA PS 2014 corner cabinet $99

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IKEA PS 2014 table mirror $19.99

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IKEA PS 2014 secretary $189

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IKEA PS 2014 side table with lighting $99

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Giveaway: Matouk Linens

In addition to writing content for the newly launched Matouk blog and creating the Matouk Pinterest boards, the Massachusetts-based Matouk bedding company has asked me to participate in its blogger giveaway extravaganza. Each week over one month Matouk will be giving away a sheet set (top and bottom sheet) through a different blog. Marissa Marcantonio at Stylebeat kicked it off, and now it’s StyleCarrot’s turn. So scroll down, see what you need to do, and hopefully you’ll win!

Matouk StyleCarrot Sheet Set Bedding Giveaway

TO ENTER: 

1.  Like Matouk on Facebook

2.  Follow @Matouk on Twitter

3.   Leave a comment on this blog post with the size and color you’d like

Deadline: March 17, 2013, midnight ET

One StyleCarrot reader will be chosen at random to win the bedding in the next 3 weeks. Good luck!

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Matouk is also giving away a monogrammed Lowell Duvet Cover on its Facebook page.

For a chance to win, complete the following by March 17, 2013,  midnight ET,

1. Like Matouk on Facebook
2. Follow @Matouk on Twitter
3. Share a photo of a beautifully made bed on the Matouk Facebook wall, along with your bed size, initials, and preferred color.

 

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Shopping Trip: Marimekko Boston

While I was at the new Marimekko Boston flagship to see the Spring 2012 collection, I also photographed a ton of its amazing home furnishings. I love the jewel-tones of the glassware, and the punchy patterns of the dishware that still seem as fresh now as they did in the 1960s. Here’s an Instagram tour of the shop, from a home decor perspective. It should give you some good idea for holiday gifts, but stay tuned for Marimekko gift guides in the coming days too!

Marimekko storefront on Newbury Street in Boston

Christmas tree with handmade origami ornaments

Pillow cube

Half flight of stairs to the upper level

Glass dividing wall with gorgeous glassware

A Marimekko holiday table

 Socks Rolled Down stemware atop Frekvenssi fabric

Closeup details of Socks Rolled Down glasses

Fabrics by the yard

Mugs in stripes, dots, branches, and the iconic Unikko florals

A plywood tray as wall art

Teapots

I have my eye on this gray and ivory bedding

Red and black bowls and cute fish napkins

The wrap desk; love how her polka dot shirt matches the wall! 

Sewing machine 

Triple decker bunk beds 

Olva pitcher

Pouf 

Bowls

Plywood trays make perfect presents

Happy Winter!

 

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Giveaway! Marimekko Unikko Bedding from Bedding Style

I haven’t done a giveaway in quite some time, so I was psyched when Bedding Style emailed me last week.  To celebrate its seven-year anniversary, Bedding Style will give away a free Marimekko Unikko bedding set to one StyleCarrot reader.  The oversize floral pattern is classic Marimekko, designed by Maija Isola in 1964.

Bedding Style carries bedding from a variety of labels at great prices, including Vera Wang, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, and of course Marimekko. In addition to sheeting, duvets, and comforters, the site also has bathroom accessories (shower curtains, towels, mats, etc.). I hear the customer service is good too.

To enter pick your favorite item from Bedding Style and leave a comment on this post telling us what it is.  Scroll down for deadline & instructions for a second chance to win.

* a bedroom inspired by marimekko unikko *


S H O P P I N G

Marimekko Unikko Bedding, $39.95—$169 at Bedding Style.
Annika Pierced Resin Chandelier by Oly, $3,175 at Hudson.
Palm Springs Block Pillow by Trina Turk, $140 at Clayton Gray.
Italian Double Cone Wall Sconce, $1,595 at BG Galleries., 1st Dibs.
1950s Danish Teak Sideboard, $3,450 at 1st Dibs Paris.
Draper Stripe Woven Rug, $250—$450 at Clayton Gray.
Limited Edition George Nelson Ball Clock, $335 at Hive.
1960s Bakelite Grape Bunch, $500 at Gris, 1st Dibs.
Favn Sofa by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen, $10,239 at Hive.

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To enter pick your favorite item from Bedding Style and leave a comment on this post telling us what it is. For a second chance to win  follow @BeddingStyle on Twitter  or  “Like”  Bedding Style on Facebook  and  leave a comment that includes a link to this post. Thanks!

One winner will be chosen at random to win a bedding set from Bedding Style.
Deadline is Thursday, March 29, 2012 at midnight EST.

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DVF Studio Bedding and Bath Debuts

One year ago, in the midst of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Diane von Furstenberg launched her DVF Home collection of textiles, bedding, and tabletop. The VIP lounge was decked out with her goods, which are sold through Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus. This week, a new, lower-priced line, DVF Studio, debuted at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Scroll down for a sampling of her bold, mixed prints.

Diane von Furstenberg shows off her new textiles at Fashion Week last year.

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New DVF Studio bedding and bath products at Bed, Bath & Beyond:


Native River
Inspired by Diane von Furstenberg’s travels to Bali. 100 percent cotton duck ‘Native River’ print in green, yellow, white, and taupe reverses to 100 percent cotton sateen  ‘Hearts of Palm’ print.

Chain Link
Balances retro glamor with contemporary graphic punch; pure DVF.  100 percent cotton duck ‘Chain Link’ print in navy, yellow, and white reverses to 100 percent cotton sateen  ‘Shibori Flowers’ print.

Palm
Florida meets India in the colors of sea and saris.  100 percent cotton duck ‘Palm’ print in aquamarine and white reverses to 100 percent cotton sateen  ‘Rhombus’ print.

‘Palm’  and ‘Summer Paisley’ sheet sets.
100% cotton sateen with a 250 thread count

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Various bath products from DVF Studio at Bed, Bath & Beyond:

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In case you missed them over the last year, Bloomingdale’s still stocks DVF Home bedding (and tabletop).

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Vintage DVF print duvets are available at DVF.com. I love these. The patterns are from the ’70s, and were resurrected last year in clothing and accessories. I just discovered these duvets. She’s actually introduced a another Vintage Collection for spring (dresses, pants, tops, jumpers, etc.), in a whole new crop of patterns from 1974.

More DVF decor: DVF-designed rooms at Claridge’s Hotel in London.

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Finally, for those of you who made it to the end, in DVF bedding, tabletop, and luggage happens to be on sale at One King’s Lane today!  If you need an invite, email me at stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com.

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