Monthly Archives: April 2013

Warmth that’s right for the season

As we get ready for spring, many people do their spring cleaning.   One part of that ritual includes changing out their bed linens. I have found there are three categories for my bed linens, which makes it easy to distinguish which items to use during specific months.  Maybe you will find this helpful, too!

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Lightweight warmth: These include my lightweight fleece, cottons and bamboo blankets.  I use these the most during the summer months here in New England.  These are the perfect layering piece.  Add a super soft cotton sheet and you have the perfect recipe for restful slumber!

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All season warmth: These include my fleece blankets and my plush blankets.  I use these during spring and fall as a great layering piece between my sheet and thin coverlet.  The layers provide a great cozy warm bed for my tired old bones and  if I get too warm I can peel back a layer.

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Heavyweight warmth: these include my heavy weight fleece, down alternative and down filled comforters, and filled blankets.  These are used during the colder months as my top of bed bedding.  I love to have a plush and super soft bed to dive into during the winter months.

One more amazing feature these blankets offer is the fact that the fleece blankets now come in beautiful prints or deep rich colors, and the cotton and bamboo blankets are now available in a wide array of weaves. This makes the blanket not only functional, but a decorative top of bed piece.

I love any reason to freshen up the look of my bedroom!

-Marlene


			
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Inspired by: Damask

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As a designer, I’m always on the lookout for new ideas and inspiration. One of our newest prints, Maison Damask, was created after I took a recent trip to Boston with some friends. As we walked through the lobby of our hotel, the damask wallpaper instantly caught my attention. The beautiful floral silhouettes, intricate textures and metallic accents gave this traditional pattern a great updated look.

When I got back to the office, I designed a damask print that would look great on our throws and pillows, and I used colors from the palettes we created for our Maison&Objet trade show in Paris.

Check out the different colors below!  Each of them would be a trendy accent to update a room, but my favorite is the purple/berry combination!  Which Maison Damask print would you like to see on one of our cozy throws?

-Nicole

Maison Damask print

The print I created.

Damask pillow in berry

Here in the final product, a berry Damask pillow!

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Behind the Scenes at the Forever Safe photoshoot

Here is a behind the scenes look at the photoshoot we held for Forever Safe(TM), our new baby blanket and clothing line with stripes of pure silver to keep fabrics fresh and clean. With all these babies around, it was like an overdose on cuteness!

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Who knew this set would be so comfy?

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Shout out to the amazing photographers at Coppola Studios, who made all the magic happen!

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“Momma, I love this bedding!” Definitely what he was saying.

You can shop for Forever Safe on our website. It’s the first of its kind in American baby wear that actually keeps fabric safer for the little ones who need it most. As the industry leader, we gave you this technology first. Forever Safe products are woven with revolutionary X-STATIC® 99.9% pure silver that protects fabric from bacteria, odor, and allergens such as mold and mildew.

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Inside Look at Forever Safe – NEW! for baby

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From the designer…

We just started a new line called Forever Safe(TM) for toddler and babies. Having two kids of my own, I was excited to be chosen as the designer who got to work on these great new products. Forever Safe products are created with a fabric that has natural silver stripes with antimicrobial properties. The X-STATIC® 99.9% pure silver knitted into the fabric protects it from bacteria, odor, and allergens such as mold and mildew. This is a cutting-edge product that has the same look and feel of traditional textiles while offering the benefits of silver. One huge benefit is that silver helps keep body temperature steady and will keep your baby warm. Being a mom from Massachusetts, I know this would be a great help with our cold New England nights. But no matter where you live, you can keep your baby snuggled up in a wearable blanket with a matching baby blanket, while he’s sleeping on a crib sheet. When I know that my baby is warm, I sleep better at night myself.

One of the hardest jobs as a parent is keeping your kids healthy. Having two children in preschool, it seems like someone is always getting sick…whether it be a cold or the newest bug being spread around. The Forever Safe fabric has an inadequate living area for bacteria and will help protect the garment or blanket. How I would love to keep them bundled up in this all the time!

My favorite thing on the weekend is getting up with the kids and sipping my coffee while they have some milk and watch their favorite cartoons while wrapped in their blankets. My son always brings his teddy bear, and my daughter has her duck. We all squeeze together on the couch. We get cozy and watch some cartoons or a movie. Now they can stay warm, and healthier, too. And at night they can get cozy with their toddler blanket and read their favorite books.

Out of all the products, my favorite is the Soft Bear and Blankie Gift Set. It contains a perfect bear to start out your little one’s collection of stuffed animals, and the blankie can strap right to the stroller to prevent this from falling and getting dirty. My husband and I spend more time looking for the kids special blankets than anything else in the day…seriously!

Forever Safe products will give any new mom or dad peace of mind.

What do you think of it? Share your opinion and let me know if you have any questions I can answer.

 -Shannon

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