When you were a child, do you remember rotating your bedroom furniture and feeling just how different your “new” space felt? Simply moving around the furniture was a refreshing thrill. Now that we are the masters of our own domain, we experience the same delight as we did as children, yet now we have the luxury of changing our bedding, tabletop and home accessories to update and refresh as the seasons evolve.
As the new spring arrives, lush winter bedding and tabletop linens get cleaned and go into storage.
Attention to detail is what creates a bedroom, making all the difference in the world. To start you will need exceptional quality furniture, exceptional linens, exceptional lighting, and exceptional art. Once arranged together, matched, and connected, the effect can be breath taking.
Doing this with vintage pieces of furniture can be somewhat of a challenge. A vintage piece can be a wonderful talking point and feature of a room, but it should not exist in isolation. It needs to have other items of furniture that work with it, which are complementary and enhancing at the same time.
Exclusivity And Beauty
Take a look at the baroque headboard featured on our Flickr page.
It is a unique and stunning piece of furniture made in the 1700’s to an amazingly high level of quality. The age of the item gives it character and charm, while the detail of the design brings it to a whole new level. It is made of stuccoed wood, lacquered and featuring intricately carved branches covered in gold leaf.
Being a fashion and interiors designer, I’ve always been curious about fabrics and yarns because they are the starting point of all things textile. I learned about cashmere and wool, but the popularity of the exquisite Alpaca yarn has made me curious to know more about this incredibly soft fiber.
As it turns out, the small and gentle Alpaca is similar to the Vicuña. They have been farm raised and domesticated for their super soft yet resilient coat, which is shorn annually. This fur is the second strongest animal fiber- the strongest being Mohair. Because this fur is so soft and precious it’s prized by artisans and craftspeople. The recent popularity of Alpaca yarn has spurred the development of local American Alpaca farms, but the output of this soft wool is very low which is one reason it’s so precious.
Alpaca fleece, by C. Goodwin