In 2016, Peacock Alley launched the Designer Bed Series, a monthly program in which premier interior designers are invited to build a “Dream Bed” to be displayed in one of our stores. Using our product, designers showcase their own aesthetic, inspiration and signature style.
This year, we are so fortunate to launch the program with an incredible group of designers who each in their unique way have created looks that are making a powerful statement in our stores around the country.
Brooke and Steve Giannetti
When asked to design a bed for Peacock Alley, Brooke and Steve stayed true to their core philosophy, mixing velvet and linen (check out Brooke’s blog; Velvet & Linen ) in a serene color palette. “The foundation of our bed is Mandalay Cuff in White. This white cotton sheeting provides natural texture that mellows with each wash. The linen cuff on the sheeting lends an unexpected polished detail. On top of the white base, we layered a wonderfully textured Juliet matelasse coverlet. The Linen color of this piece brings a warmth and a masculine touch to the bed, while the classic design whispers a hint of history… as if this coverlet could be a family heirloom.
Folded at the foot of the bed is a plush Mandalay Mist duvet with Linen cording, bringing a hint of soothing color. Our selection of pillows creates an air of luxury to our bed and ties all of the elements together… 2 Euro shams in Juliet Linen provide the frame at the top of the bed, while the white Mandalay, white pillowcases and pillow shams add a crispness.
The Mist piping on the shams connects them visually with the duvet . An elegant pair of muted azure blue Velvet pillows finishes the bed. On those chilly Winter nights, you can layer a cozy blanket and drift off to sleep… Sweet Dreams!”
Mara Miller and Jesse Carrier
Mara and Jesse went through several iterations of their bed design before happily landing on a mix of old and new. “By incorporating both Peacock Alley favorites with select pieces from their new, Spring line we were able to achieve a look that truly represents both Peacock Alley and Carrier and Company. It also shows loyal clients how to keep adding to and refreshing their collections of Peacock Alley. Our bed is predominantly white – using the clean, but pretty detailing of the Modern Heirloom Cadence hemstitch sheeting. Montauk, a white matelassé, has a pebbled textured and is finished with a linear detail which gives the bed a tailored feel. Pillows and shams are used to mix shape and color. Mandalay linen euros, in Lagoon are monogramed in a tonal thread – it is a subtle and luxe detail.
Flora Print Shams provide hints of color, while their straight hems are more sophisticated than sweet. One Penelope boudoir pillow in white pique with its ruffled flange is the unabashedly sweet moment on the bed. The duvet, folded at the foot of the bed, is a richly textured blue –
blending high and low tones, much like a pool of water, in Biagio Mist. The linear patterning is handsome, and the blues pick-up the palest references to the color in the shams, connecting the foot of the bed to the head of the bed. The bed is finished with a beautiful throw in basketweave linen (Majorca throw) as a reminder that however pretty, a bed is meant to encourage rest – even naps!”
Both couples were guest speakers at the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville in early February. Please visit our Nashville location to see the stunning looks they have created for us. Signed copies of their books are available for purchase.
Margaret Chambers and her team achieve the exact looks that her clients envision for their homes. Her work has been published in more than 20 industry magazines, including Southern Home, Traditional Home, and Better Homes & Gardens. Chambers’ experience, talent, and studies of European classicism enable her to confidently mix different styles, techniques, and cultures. Her work has earned her state and national awards from the American Society of Interior Designers, and she has been named a Best Designer in Dallas by D Home magazine for twelve years and running.
Sought after by clients who understand the value of superior professional design, Chambers Interiors & Associates, Inc. is beloved by clients for the spirit of collaboration that they bring to each project and their willingness to share in the creative process, not control it. Her residential work has spanned a wide variety of styles – from modern high-rise living to charming Hill Country escapes to elegant French homes.
An expression of style can take many different forms – fashion, art, architecture, design. Inspired by the many different genres of style, Suzanne Kasler has mastered the unexpected juxtapositions of design. Incorporating the personal collections of her clients with fine art and antiques, contemporary pieces and custom-designed furniture, Suzanne creates meaningful interiors that straddle a rare middle ground between sophisticate and ingénue.
Defined by casual elegance, Suzanne’s classically inspired rooms, pretty palettes, and comfortable spaces have been published in major design magazines, including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home and Veranda. She has been named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 and Elle Décor’s A-List. Her award-winning interiors have also been captured in two lavishly illustrated books with Rizzoli, Inspired Interiors and Timeless Style.
Later this month, join Suzanne, together with Kreis Beall, as they lead a design workshop at the famed, Blackberry Farm. February 26-28th.