As the temperatures climb, just as you swap out your warmer clothes for a breezy summer wardrobe, you should give your bedding a warm-weather refresh. Some changes might be obvious, like switching out a heavy duvet for lighter bedding, but some items, like when and how to wash your bedding, or when to rotate your mattress, aren’t as well known. Here, four tips to building the summer bed of your (sweet) dreams." vogue.com.
Peacock Alley has been around quite a bit longer than the aforementioned brands, which has given the company time to amass a strong celebrity fan base, including Jessica Simpson and Khloé Kardashian. The fabric is sourced from the finest, most responsible mills around the world, and comes in a variety of fun colors and patterns. instyle.com.
A turquoise honda scooter parked by the front door is the first clue that Meredith Needleman is more apt to lead that to follow. "It's how I get to work, and it's fantastic," says the Dallas personal assistant, who keeps her employer's eyebrows arched with her unconventional navigation of city traffic. Meredith's approach to decorating the home she shares with her husband Josh and their three children is just as maverick. "I don't know the rules of design, so I don't follow them," she says with a laugh. She decorated this renovated midcentury home in the Park Cities neighborhood with one goal: personal meaning. Several generations of family photos and a "mishmash" of treasures picked up on travels tell their storey. bhg.com.
Fat Tuesday is a special occasion at the Needleman House. As guests make their way over, shrimp and grits simmer on the stove and ice cubes rattle in plastic cups. Add to that mix three kids and two dogs, and you get one lively Mardi Gras soundtrack. The backdrop for the festivity-and for all the other parties the family frequently throws- is a 1966 Glen Allen Galaway creation on Airline Road that Meredith and Josh Needleman bought in 2010 and completely remodeled." We had no idea we were taking it down to the studs and rebuilding it," Josh says of the nearly yearlong project. " But behind ever way we found a little wood rot. So we just kept going and going. We redid everything. It's a tank."dmagazine.com.
There is nothing better than nice sheets, quality towels, and a plush robe waiting for you when you get home. Even better, that trifecta waiting in your guest room after a long trip. But what if you're the host? If the possibility of creative that five-star feel in your guest room leaves you in a cold sweat, we feel you. That's why we talked to Brad Cleveland, Central States Regional Manager at Peacock Alley, the Dallas-based-luxury-bedding-boutique. He filled us in on everything you need to know to prepare the perfect guest bed, plus a few extras to complete a relaxing guest room retreat for your visitors. "It's all those extra little touches", says Brad, "That shows respect for your guests and a desire to make them feel welcome." We agree. bungalowmag.com.