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Anniversary Week Celebrations: Bella Notte


Bella Notte Giveaway and Q&A by Layla Grayce

As the weather cools and leaves begin to swirl, the idea of staying in bed a few extra minutes or snuggling up with a soft throw blanket becomes quite irresistible. For nearly a decade, Layla Grayce has partnered with Bella Notte to bring effortlessly elegant, “sit down and stay a while” pieces perfectly fashioned for those cozy moments or something as simple as creating a welcoming environment. Additionally providing gorgeous vintage-inspired tabletop décor, plush pillows, baby bedding, and more, Bella Notte offers must-have collections for sophisticated rooms.

To celebrate 10 amazing years with Layla Grayce, we’re sharing the alluring appeal of Bella Notte by giving away the Olivia guest towel set as an anniversary gift to one of our customers! Capturing the essence of Bella Notte, these delicate linen and lace towels offer beautiful crocheted cotton flowers accented with point d’esprit-style netting, perfect for gracefully accenting a kitchen or bathroom.

To Enter:

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce and Bella Notte on Facebook, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes October 31, 2014, at midnight PST. Winner will be selected at random and announced on November 4, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Q&A with Michelle Koffler, Director of Marketing and Sales

Layla Grayce: What is your name, title, and how long have you been with Bella Notte?
Michelle Koffler: 
I’m Michelle Koffler, Director of Marketing and Sales. I have worked for Bella Notte for two years and have known the owners for 27 years!

LG: When and why did you decide to showcase your brand on Layla Grayce?
MK: Layla Grayce has carried our line since 2005 (nearly 10 years!). We were drawn to the website overall, the ease of use, and the fact that the luxury experience Layla Grayce provides users closely mirrors the mission of our brand. We also feel the other brands on the site like Ro Sham Beaux and Eloquence harmonize well with Bella Notte. In fact, we share the same customers.

LG: How has your brand and its style/offerings changed over the years?
MK: Bella Notte has always been soft and romantic with a vintage feel. More and more, we are incorporating looks that have a timeless aesthetic, and our colors have really softened as well. With every year, we become more confident and versatile in our manufacturing process to ensure the construction of each piece has more detail, and we are pushing the way we use texture and tone. Our designer Kathleen McCoy began with a background in fashion, so Bella Notte is notably open to translating trends, willing to adapt and try new things, move out the old, and push the boundaries of home textiles while maintaining our signature collections. If we keep the common theme of relaxed luxury and a bit of romance, we find that each new introduction fits seamlessly with the tried and true favorites.

LG:  Where do you see your brand 10 years from now?
MK: 
Bella Notte would like to see more of an International following. Our fabrics are sourced globally which we feel gives the line an adaptable aesthetic that we could see in Paris, Australia, Korea, and beyond. We feel strongly about always providing vintage-inspired heirloom pieces and staying consistent with the quality our customers expect from us. We have retailers that have carried our line for 18 years, and they have been willing to mature with Bella Notte, which we expect to see for years to come.

LG: What is your favorite memory working with Layla Grayce over the past 10 years?
MK: I was able to visit Layla Grayce’s warehouse with our rep, Laurie Larson, before Layla Grayce moved to its current new location. We had a design meeting on the stairwell! I felt a kindred spirit, as Bella Notte is based out of a small warehouse as well, and we pride ourselves in creating a lot out of a little. I was able to talk about upcoming introductions and get feedback from key stakeholders, which always means a lot to me. I was impressed by the knowledge and kindness of the customer service staff and excited by being behind the scenes. Tiffany showed us photos of her kiddies dressed up in the most adorable 1920s style outfits! Because we are a family owned business, connecting with our customers on a personal level means a lot.

Insider Faves: Bedding Items Under $300

Each month, we choose Insider Faves – our staff’s hand-selected list of items from a particular product category – to share with you! To celebrate the start of a new school year, we asked our team to choose their favorite bedding items under $300! From pillow shams to duvet covers to sheet sets, this collection is perfect for creating a cozy bedroom retreat. Click here to shop all Insider Faves collections.

Insider Faves: Bedding Items Under $300 from Layla Grayce

Pine Cone Hill Bedding Basics + Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Tysha Hill!

Pine Cone Hill Bedding Basics + Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Plush and cozy, Pine Cone Hill’s new bedding basics collection leaves us ready to curl up in bed a little bit longer everyday. To celebrate the release of this new line of duvet inserts, blankets and down pillows, we’ve teamed up with Pine Cone Hill to offer one lucky winner a duvet cover of his/her choice and coordinating premium down insert!

Follow the instructions below to enter our bedding giveaway! Then, scroll down to learn more about this new Pine Cone Hill collection.

To Enter:

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce on Facebook, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Winner will receive one Pine Cone Hill Duvet cover of his/her choice plus a coordinating down insert. Giveaway closes August 19, 2014, at midnight PST. Winner will be selected at random and announced on August 21, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Pine Cone Hill Bedding Basics + Giveaway from Layla Grayce

We always knew that Pine Cone Hill was great in bed, but their new bedding basics collection is our proof! Whether you’re on the hunt for the most sumptuous down duvet inserts, the perfect lightweight blanket or a plush new set of pillows, they have you covered!

Pine Cone Hill Bedding Basics + Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Custom-made for Pine Cone Hill duvet covers, pillow shams, pillowcases and more, each bedding essential makes sleeping so much sweeter. As a special perk, every Pine Cone Hill order ships free! Click to shop the entire new collection on Layla Grayce.

Exclusive Q&A with Peacock Alley founder Mary Ella Gabler + Signed Book Giveaway!

This giveaway had ended. Congratulations to Ashley M. (winner of the Instagram sheet set giveaway) and Kay B. and Natalie S. (winners of Mary Ella’s book).

Exclusive Q&A with Peacock Alley founder Mary Ella Gabler from Layla Grayce

Peacock Alley’s bedding and bath collection combines sumptuously soft materials and effortlessly elegant home style. To show our love for this line, we’re giving away two signed copies of Peacock Alley founder Mary Ella Gabler’s biography, Uncommon Thread. Taking readers on a journey from her beginnings as a representative on Wall Street to the start of Peacock Alley, this inspiring book is on our must-read list. For a chance to win Gabler’s book, simply follow the instructions below!

To Enter:

*Limit one entry per person. Two winners will each receive one signed copy of Uncommon Thread. Giveaway closes July 2, 2014, at midnight PST. Winner will be selected at random and announced on July 3, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

To top it all off, via Instagram we’re also giving away one Peacock Alley Adagio sheet set (including 1 fitted, 1 flat, and 2 pillow cases) in the size and color of the winner’s choice! For a chance to win this sheet set, follow us on Instagram @laylagrayce for details.

Q&A with Peacock Alley founder Mary Ella Gabler

We recently sat down with Peacock Alley founder Mary Ella Gabler to learn about the start of her company, her style inspirations and more! Read below for Mary Ella Gabler’s insight! To shop the entire collection, click here.

Layla Grayce: You founded Peacock Alley in 1973. What’s the backstory?
Mary Ella Gabler: I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to New York City in the 1960s where I became a stockbroker on Wall Street. I spent five years in NYC before relocating to Dallas, TX and having my two sons (who are now the CEO and VP of Sales & Marketing for Peacock Alley). While visiting NYC, my former roommate and I found a beautiful boudoir pillow in a shop on Madison Avenue, inspiring us to make our own pillows as gifts. Our designs were so well received that we began to consider making it a business. Over a glass of wine at the Waldorf Hotel’s Peacock Alley restaurant, we officially founded Peacock Alley. Since then, the company has grown from pillows to bedding and so much more. I never imagined it would become what it is today.

LG: What is Peacock Alley known for?
MEG: We’re known for basic bedding in whites and neutrals, with a focus on interesting textures and details. We do try to incorporate colors and patterns that coordinate with the neutrals already in our collections. I call it the black dress theory: building on a classic wardrobe with a modern look that’s appropriate for today.

LG: Where do you find inspiration for your new colors and patterns?
MEG: Generally, I draw inspiration from antique linens and fabrics, and certainly books, shows and travel. But I gather most of my inspiration from interacting with customers and retailers, whether it’s about thread counts or how items are laundered.

LG: In your opinion, what are a few of the standout pieces from Peacock Alley currently available on Layla Grayce and why?
MEG: The Emma print was originally intended to coordinate with the Eloise collection, but its small pattern was also designed to blend with bedding customers already own. It also appeals to customers whether they have a king size bed or twin beds for children. With the Penelope, another favorite, we took classic white/ivory bedding and modernized it with texture and trim. The Penelope collection is also versatile and looks great with a quilt or more contemporary linens.

LG: What is the design process like at Peacock Alley?
MEG: It’s a team effort here at Peacock Alley. It’s about relationships within our team, and also with suppliers and customers, to determine what’s best for both Peacock Alley and our customers. We have experts specializing in everything from color and dyes to patterns. From concept to development, it takes about 1.5 to 2 years of back and forth to create the best product possible.

LG: How do you define “luxury”?
MEG: To me, luxury means comfort and enduring, classic beauty. We’re not “fancy” per se, but instead choose to focus on comfort and making our customers’ bedrooms look and feel inviting.

Peacock Alley Bedding from Layla Grayce

Sometimes a striking print is all you need to tie a room together. Playing up soft, neutral colorways, this Peacock Alley bedding offers an alluring yet timeless damask pattern.

Peacock Alley Bedding from Layla Grayce

It’s all in the details! Beyond featuring beautiful prints, much of Peacock Alley’s collection showcases quilted textures with fresh, touchable patterns. We love how this bedding’s stitched design adds unexpected visual interest. Love the classic style of Peacock Alley? Explore the entire collection here, and don’t forget to enter our giveaways!

Peacock Alley Bedding from Layla Grayce

Pine Cone Hill Spring 2014 Giveaway and Q&A!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Sarah Z.!

Pine Cone Hill Giveaway and Q&A from Layla Grayce

It may still be chilly outside, but we see sunshine in the forecast with Pine Cone Hill’s Spring 2014 Collection! This fabulous new line pops with a variety of playful pastels, floral prints, seashell textures and bold patterns. To celebrate the arrival of the latest bedding sets, bathroom accessories and more, we’re giving away two Chadna French Blue decorative pillows! Lending a fresh aesthetic to a sofa or bed, these plush accents channel a coastal vibe with a white rope applique. For a chance to win, simply follow the instructions below and enter!

To Enter:

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce on Facebook, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at midnight PST. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday , February 26, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Q&A with Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert’s founder Annie Selke

LG: Describe your aesthetic, especially as it relates to spring.
AS: I love textiles, I love color and I love comfort, so when I was conceiving the Pine Cone Hill Spring 2014 collection, I thought about all of those things. This season I wanted the fabrics to be totally touchable, feeling like you had washed them many times already. We pre-washed the majority of the collection in pursuit of the perfect hand. I also wanted all of the pieces to transport you to an unnamed but fabulous island, where the only questions you need to answer are: when do I want to eat, sleep, read and swim today?

LG: What was the main inspiration behind your new collection for Spring 2014?  
AS: Light and effortless layers in tantalizing-to-the-touch textures and a fresh and contemporary palette – French blue, coral, platinum and indigo – all punctuated with a dash of hot green.

LG: What three words would you use to describe this collection? 
AS: Crisp, comforting & calming.

LG: What are your favorite patterns from this collection and why? 
AS: Well, of course I love all of my patterns, but I love the go-with-everything quality of Varana, Varkala and Ramala. And everything coral feels really wonderful and, go figure, on trend!

LG: What patterns/products from PCH (Spring 2014 collection or otherwise) can be found in your office or home? 
AS: We ship to our customers first, kind of a family hold-back situation if you will, but on my wish list are the Marina sky quilt, Laundered Linen coral throw and Varana sky duvet cover and shams.

 LG: Everyone’s design process is different. Walk us through yours. Once you have an idea for a new pattern or product, what steps do you take before the final product is produced?   
AS: I wanted to expand on our Cape Calm collection and envisioned spicing up the predominantly blue palette with coral and acid green. I wanted a grouping that included quilts, duvet covers and accessories that would be effortlessly livable and easy to layer in a single or mixed combination of colors.

LG: If you could raid anyone’s linen closet, whose would it be and why?  
AS: Hmmm, having gotten a peek at two of Bunny Williams’ linen closets , I would have to grab those. And I am already blessed to have the benefit of my mother’s expertly curated collection of linens.

Pine Cone Hill Giveaway and Q&A from Layla Grayce

Looking for a seasonal escape? Transport your bedroom’s style with the Cape Calm collection! Mixing spring hues with coastal-inspired graphic patterns, this soothing line exudes tranquil, seaside style.

Pine Cone Hill Giveaway and Q&A from Layla Grayce

Gorgeous graphic prints lend an eye-catching twist to this season’s pastel palette. Beautiful Indian-inspired bedding mesmerizes with stunning diamond patterns, while plush throw pillows add make an instant statement on a sofa or bed. Shop the entire collection here (and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!)

Lili Alessandra Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!  Congratulations to Kara M.!

We adore the stunning artistry Lili Alessandra delivers to sophisticated bedrooms and living rooms! Rich with Old World style and neoclassical influences, these gorgeous velvet, silk and soft cotton linens intrigue with intricate appliqué, embroidery and beaded accents. To celebrate their newest additions, we’re giving away a $1,125 gift card toward this bedding collection! For a chance to win, simply scroll down to the instructions below and enter!

Lili Alessandra Giveaway from Layla GrayceLili Alessandra

To Enter:

1. Like Layla Grayce on Facebook and share this Lili Alessandra giveaway Facebook post*

2. Sign up for our Newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!

*Limit one share per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce on Facebook , share the Lili Alessandra giveaway post, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes January 6, 2014, at midnight EST. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Facebook on January 7, 2014. Winner will receive up to $1,125 credit towards Lili Alessandra on Layla Grayce, in the form of a one-time use promo code. If product winner selects totals less than $1,125, the remaining winning dollar amount will be forfeited. If product exceeds $1,125, winner agrees to pay the difference. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Lili Alessandra Giveaway from Layla Grayce

The Jon L bedset indulges a transitional bedroom with plush comfort and distinctive elegance. Beautiful white and navy hues complement the bedding’s soft cotton linen for a simple yet sophisticated statement.

Lili Alessandra Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Epitomizing classic sophistication, the Mackie collection offers lush, botanical-inspired designs to a bedroom. The set’s lavish silk textured taupe linens capture attention with a gorgeous blush pink floral pattern.

Lili Alessandra Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Lili Alessandra’s unique approach to bedding combines crisp, neutral tones and irresistible textures. A versatile cover for a living room or bedroom, the ivory white Battersea bedspread delights with a subtle quilted pattern and ruffled edging.

Lili Alessandra Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Looking to add a luxe aesthetic to your bedroom? Pamper your space with Dimitri Fawn and Lauren Fawn bedding and linens! Reflecting handmade artistry, these stunning sets feature neutral taupe and white tones with handsome Greek key and ivory cotton jacquard floral prints. To find your signature style, click here to shop the entire Lili Alessandra collection.

Our Top 10 Blankets

Top 10 Blankets From Layla Grayce
1. Aden & Anais Daydream Blanket Circle Dance 2. Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket CozyChic Pink 3. Kashwere Damask Throw Malt and Creme 4. Company C Throw Blanket Park Sky 5. Jonathan Adler Throw Blanket Nixon Charcoal 6. Kashwere Diamond Throw Pink and White 7. Pine Cone Hill Candlewick Pale Rose Throw Blanket 8. Sefte Kimsa Throw Blanket 9. Little Giraffe Exclusive Bella Silver Throw 10. Pine Cone Hill Ibiza French Blue Throw Blanket

Eager to cozy up this fall? Good news: you’re at the right place. Our wide selection of blankets is sure to offer the right combination of style and softness to suit your bedroom or living room. Light that fire and snuggle in sophistication!