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


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



Plywood trays make perfect presents

Happy Winter!


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 *


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.

Just In: 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.

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.

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 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.