May 29, 2013
So I know some of you may not even be out of school for the summer yet but...
check out this sweet little deal that John Robshaw kicked off already!
They are offering the below styles in TWIN at 10% off thru 8/16.
Stop by GDC Home for more details.
October 19, 2012
As you know the Fabric and Bedding sale is going on right now. Please allow me to tempt you with this Pinterest inspired post. Here are a few things lovely…bedding and fabric...
Bella Notte bedding
John Robshaw bedding
Pinecone Hill bedding
Do this to your custom made window treatments
bed from Vanguard Furniture
take it up a notch
Bed from Somerset Bay Home
keep it simple with this headboard style
love a well placed Roman shade
Instant work space
Now one last piece of business, you all have until midnight on the 22nd to email me pictures of your fabulous fall décor. That gives you the weekend to get out there and fall it up!! Visit your local farmers market and pick up that pot of Mums you’ve been meaning to get. Or head off to the pumpkin patch for some prime pickin. I for one am doing just that, my sister is in town for the weekend and we are taking all the kids to the market on Saturday morning.
Have a great weekend!
October 31, 2011
February 25, 2011
I have always been interested in interior design and enjoyed looking at pictures in home magazines, even prior to working at GDC. I always admired how comfortable and put together the beds in catalogues and magazines appeared, though despite my best efforts, I was never able to duplicate this same cohesive look at home. When I started working at GDC, I was determined to teach myself how to recreate the beautifully made beds I’d always admired.
What I soon discovered is that I had always been close, but missing a key element – an extra layer across the foot of the bed. I was under the impression that one needed either a coverlet OR a duvet cover, however using both together is what completes the look of a bed. If a duvet is too heavy for you, a throw blanket or quilt folded across the bottom of the bed creates the same effect, as shown in yellow above. Well, this discovery brought on a new challenge for me – how to make a duvet cover work for me. One frigid winter I attempted to give my bed a facelift with a duvet cover for my boring, white, down comforter. I found the comforter bunched up in the middle, and I was left with empty fabric pockets in the corners. Needless to say, the duvet cover was in the back of the linen closet within a week. I’m sure many of you have experienced the same frustration; however there is a quick and easy fix to make any duvet cover stay put!
If you’re one of a lucky few who already has loops on the corners of your comforter, you’re only one simple step away. If you’re not – don’t worry! All you need is a needle and some thread, and some narrow grosgrain ribbon. Sew a small piece of ribbon diagonally across each of the 4 corners of the comforter, so that you have a loop similar to the one pictured above. Next, turn your duvet cover inside out. Snip 2 pieces of ribbon approximately 7” long each, and sew both onto the corner of the duvet cover. Repeat this 3 more times, until each of your corners has 2 ribbons attached. Lastly, slip a 7” ribbon through your comforter’s corner loop, tie a bow, and ta-da! A comforter that will stay put within the duvet cover J