Posts Tagged ‘Annie Selke’

Pine Cone Hill Giveaway + Annie Selke’s Happy Layla Grayce Room Design!

Annie Selke for @LaylaGrayceHappy almost-weekend, design fans! I’m Annie Selke, founder and designer of Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert Rug Company, and Annie Selke Home fabrics. For nearly twenty years, I’ve been searching all over the globe for the most inspiring ideas to translate into fun, functional, and fabulous bedding, rugs, sleepwear, table linens, and accessories. I also created the blog Fresh American, where you’ll find tons of tips on decorating, entertaining, shopping, cooking, travel, and more. When my good friends Tiffany and Wendy (co-founders and owners of Layla Grayce) asked me to be offer up some tips today, I was thrilled! What better place to discover fresh finds for the home than Layla Grayce?

Since we’ve got a case of the winter blahs here in the Northeast, I really want to think spring and start shopping for bright, perky products that give a generous dose of happy to the home! I started with my new Pine Cone Hill Watercolor Floral Sheets, and created a painterly palette of citrus-inspired colors—an effervescent mix of sassy shades that really makes a room sing.

Annie Selke Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert Bright Dream Home @LaylaGrayce
1. Trina Turk Arches Print Fabric 2. Dash & Albert Happy Yellow Rug 3. Bungalow 5 Orange Side Table 4. Currey & Company Parker Pendant 5. Pine Cone Hill Green Chevron Napkin 6. Illume Amber Dunes Candle 7. Worlds Away Green Planter 8. Bungalow 5 Turquoise Lamp 9. Kirra Tate Orange Marquise Earrings 10. Wall Pops Yellow Dot Wall Decals 11. Worlds Away Zebra Orange Wastebasket 12. Herringbone Photo Frame 13. Dash & Albert Rainbow Stripe Woven Rug 14. Dash & Albert Fuchsia Pillow 15. Bungalow 5 Orange Table Lamp

Pine Cone Hill Watercolor Sheets @LaylaGrayce

To celebrate spring’s imminent arrival (that’s right—if I say it, it will come), I’m giving away a set of the very same Watercolor Floral sheets you see here. To be entered to win, all you have to do is like Fresh American and Layla Grayce on Facebook, then leave a comment on this page telling me which color you’d most like to try in your home this spring. The giveaway closes on Thursday, March 14 at 11:49 EST. The winner will be announced on Friday, March 15. Good luck!

Dash & Albert Rugs

Dash & Albert has long been one of our most beloved brands—and for very good reason! Producing gorgeous cotton rugs, wool rugs, area rugs and more, which are as durable as they are beautiful, Dash & Albert is the absolute go-to in our books when it comes to flooring your décor with the perfect amount of graphic pattern and color.

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Dash & Albert Rhapsody Wool Woven Rug

Familiar yet fresh, the bright Rhapsody rug (above) is one of our new favorites, dancing with a tribal-inspired diamond design in a bold pink, purple and red colorway. Below, graphic patterns in more subdued shades appear on the Garden Path, Indoor/Outdoor Trimaran Striped, Plain Tin Ivory, and Indoor/Outdoor Catamaran Stripe styles.

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Clockwise: Dash & Albert Garden Path Cotton Hook Rug, Indoor/Outdoor Trimaran Striped Rug, Plain Tin Ivory Wool Hook Rug, IIndoor/Outdoor Catamaran Stripe Rug

A tried-and-true customer favorite is the Indoor/Outdoor Diamond Rug in a light blue and ivory colorway that is easy to clean and is terrific for all high-traffic areas. A bright, fun option is the Yacht Stripe style, featuring broad, alternating stripes in cotton candy pink and white. Perfect for a little girl’s room!

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Dash & Albert Indoor/Outdoor Diamond Rug, Indoor/Outdoor Lighthouse Rug, Yacht Stripe Cotton Rug

The brightly-hued reversible Clover stripe (below) rug adds a cheerful pop of color to a kitchen, sitting area or bedroom.

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Dash & Albert Clover Stripe Cotton Rug

If a pattern exists, Dash & Albert has likely transformed it into a show-stopping rug, as seen in the variety of styles below. Dash & Albert rugs coordinate and complement our extensive line of Pine Cone Hill bedding and also work well with a variety of decor styles including cottage, traditional and contemporary.

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Clockwise: Dash & Albert Birmingham Black Cotton Rug, Indoor/Outdoor Diamond Rug, Plain Tin Ivory Wool Hook Rug, Plain Tin Charcoal Wool Hook Rug, Indoor/Outdoor Catamaran Stripe Rug, Scroll Wool Hook Rug

It would be impossible to not smile in a room with a rug as cheery and bright as these. The reversible Tiki Stripe style, in lightweight woven cotton, makes a bold statement in magenta, aqua, orange and green. Likewise, vivid flowers come to life in the Power Poppies area rug, a low-maintenance style with big impact in a girl’s bedroom or playful living room.

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Dash & Albert Tiki Stripe Cotton Rug, Power Poppies Wool Hook Rug

A rule of thumb for outdoor living spaces? Design them just as you would your indoor spaces, and the Indoor/Outdoor Negril rug, which is hoseable, scrubbable and bleachable and has been UV-treated to stand up to the elements, goes a long way towards making you feel right at home in any outdoor space.

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Dash & Albert Indoor/Outdoor Negril Rug

From Annie To You: New Bella Blue (And A Free Book Too!)

Annie Selke Pine Cone Hill Bella Blue Interview

Bella Blue by Annie Selke of Pine Cone Hill

It’s new, it’s gorgeous and it’s ours exclusively! We are thrilled to be the first to offer you the new Bella Blue Collection from renowned Pine Cone Hill designer and author, Annie Selke. Annie has graciously offered us exclusive rights to introduce Bella Blue and also is including a free gift, her book, Fresh American Spaces to the first to order! She joins us today to talk about the inspiration for Bella Blue and tell us a bit about herself.

Tell us how you came to be a textile designer.
You know, I don’t really think of myself as a textile designer. Isn’t that odd? I consider myself someone with a good eye and a passion for product. That said, I was drawn to all things textile from a very early age (like, four years old) and stayed close to that love throughout college, where I majored in textile science, but not design.

Selke Interview for Bella Blue PCHWhat inspired the new Bella Blue Collection?
Bella Blue is a reinterpretation of our longtime favorite pattern named Caroline. It was time for Caroline to retire, but her devoted fans—and there are many—demanded, in the nicest way, that we fill her shoes. Thus, Bella was born.

In your book, you showcase 5 Fresh American decorating styles. Where do you think the Bella Blue collection fits into those styles?
Good question. For me, she’s a hybrid of Refined Romantic and Everyday Exuberance.

What elements combine to create that look?
Pine Cone Hill Bella BlueFrom Refined Romantic, Bella has the elements of flowers and provenance (the pattern itself, which was adapted from a vintage document print), and detail (in the lovely ruffled detailing). From Everyday Exuberance, she has the element of color—a fresh and pretty palette on a lovely shade of blue, perked up with white polka dots.

How do you like to spend your time when you aren’t designing?
I love to travel, I love to cook, I love to spend time with my dogs, and I love riding the range at the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, AZ!

Tell us something that most people might not know about you.
I love team cattle penning, also at the White Stallion Ranch! It is the most fun 17 seconds ever!

Annie Selke Fresh American Spaces Book

Curl up on your new bedding with a great book – Annie Selke’s Fresh American Spaces! This free gift is available with the purchase of any Bella Blue duvet cover or sheet set (supplies limited). Enter code: BELLABOOK in the promotion/coupon box at checkout to get your copy of Fresh American Spaces.

Holiday Give & Get: Annie Selke of Pine Cone Hill

Holiday Give & Get: Annie Selke of Pine Cone Hill
Annie would love to get: Bungalow 5 Callista Gold Mirror
And would love to give: 1. Pine Cone Hill Sheepy Fleece Robe in Pebble 2. Drops of Jupiter Aqua Gold Earrings 3. Blabla Anemone Doll 4. Barefoot Dreams Ribbed CozyChic Throw Blanket

With a penchant for color, texture and pattern, Annie Selke founded Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert Rug Company, a collection of linens, rugs and accessories that have woven their way into homes as beloved staples. Her vision of American design comes alive in her products and more recently, in her new book, Fresh American Spaces. Today Annie shares her “give” and “get” lists for the holidays, along with a favorite memory from her childhood:

My favorite family holiday tradition is… My favorite and most vivid holiday memory was hanging and opening stockings at my grandparent’s house in Bedford, NY. Instead of what most consider traditional holiday stockings, my grandmother used to cut pairs of panty hose in half, one leg to a person and hang them on the wooden fireplace mantel. They were seemingly insignificant when hung, but when we would come down in the morning to see what Santa had brought, each stretchy stocking had taken on its own unique shape, dictated by the presents held within. A dime and a tangerine were at the bottom of each stocking and there was always a stack, usually of books or games, under each stocking that the stocking just couldn’t accommodate. We would need help getting them off their nail as the stockings reached from the top of the mantel down to the floor and the weighed quite a lot! I remember my stocking being taller than I was and just loving opening each individually wrapped present and enjoying the tangerine at the end!

Give like Annie…


Order any of Annie’s favorite holiday “items to give” through Wednesday and get 10% off! Enter code: Annie. Promotion ends Wednesday, Nov 30th at midnight and applies only to the items shown above. Sorry, coupon may not be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other promotion.