Posts Tagged ‘DwellStudio’

Employee Spotlight: Luanna, Purchasing Agent

Layla Grace Purchasing Agent Luanna @LaylaGrayce
Dream Living Room, DwellStudio Home Drape Stripe Duvet Cover Set, Jonathan Adler Mrs. Godfrey Chair

We love Luanna’s strong sense of style. Queen of everything retro, she always impresses us with her awesome pin-up inspired outfits! We think the Jonathan Adler Mrs. Godfrey Chair would be the perfect ’50s-inspired piece to add to her vintage decor, don’t you?

Simply Grove Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Today, Kirsten of Simply Grove turns the attention to “gifts for kids” with a holiday wishlist she curated with her own children in mind.

Simply Grove Christmas Gift Ideas for Children
1. DwellStudio City Stamp Set 2. Blabla Colette Doll 3. DwellStudio Galaxy Dove Night Sack 4. DwellStudio Dino Push toy 5. Silver Pursuit Pedal Plane 6. DwellStudio Knit Numbers Set

The best things about Christmas always have to do with children. They make Christmas magical! And the best things about Christmas for children always come in a box, with a bow. I already have a few presents under my tree and it’s sheer pain for my kids not to know what is in each package.

This year I have really made a point to buy gifts that are meaningful and well made. Layla Grayce has the gift ideas that I need and desire for my children. From blocks to cars and dolls, Layla Grayce has it all. Here are a few toys that are on my wish list that I think you will love too.

Home For The Holidays: Candles & Candleholders to Warm Your Home

1. Set of 3 Chambord Mercury Glass Tealight Candleholders 2. DwellStudio Home Moroccan Tea Candle 3. Jamie Young Lighting Set of 3 Small Italian Gold Hurricanes 4. Illume Essential Balsam and Cedar Candle 5. Lollia Calm Petite Perfumed Luminary Candle

Few things have the power to transform a home the way candles do , with so little time and effort! Holiday candles, especially, are essential for two reasons: 1) to fill your home with seasonal aromas (like mulled wine and twilight vanilla), and/or 2) to create a warm, inviting ambiance. With the mere act of lighting the wick, your living room becomes a glowing respite from the cold winter chill outside. Or, opt for row of unscented tealight candleholders as a dinner table centerpiece. Whatever the occasion, they’re the ultimate little luxury. Shop all candles and candle holders. >>

Throw Blankets For A Cozy Holiday

Throw Blankets from Layla Grayce
1. Jonathan Adler Blue Nixon Throw Blanket 2. Pine Cone Hill Mineral Candlewick Throw Blanket 3. DwellStudio Home Chinois Blue Draper Stripe Throw Blanket 4. Sefte Kimsa Throw 5. Kashwere Slate and White Damask Throw

What’s a sofa without a throw blanket? This time of year, it’s especially important to stock up on throws. Not just in the living room (where gifts are unwrapped, families gather on sofas and chairs to play games, watch movies and chat) but also in the bedrooms, where you, your family or guests may need an extra layer of warmth to ward off the evening chill. Whatever the room, make sure a cozy throw is within arm’s reach! Fringe or no fringe, from Jonathan Adler’s super soft 100% alpaca Nixon throw to the washable soft-as-cashmere Kashwere Damask throw, we have you covered. Shop throw blankets >>

Boy & Girl Nursery Design by Tiffany Harris

1. Stellar Ceiling Lamp 2. Sugarboo Designs Little Print Little People 3. Sugarboo Designs Little Print Zig Zag 4. Sugarboo Designs Little Print Love You X Forever 5. Jennifer Delonge Furniture Wing Glider 6. Kalon Studios IO Crib 7. DwellStudio Dove Grey Fitted Sheet 8. DwellStudio Pale Rose Fitted Sheet 9. DwellStudio Pinwheel Kids Rug 10. Benjamin Moore Glass Slipper Paint 11. Bungalow 5 Three Drawer Green Jacqui Side Table 12. Nurseryworks Vetro Changer 13. Leopard Rattle 14. DwellStudio Kids Giraffe Push Toy

Expecting one-of-each twins? Unsure how to decorate a gender neutral and stylish nursery built for two? Don’t worry: Layla Grayce founder/co-owner Tiffany Harris, mom to son and daughter twins Cole and Kirra, dipped into her design expertise to curate an inspiring gender-neutral nursery that exudes top-notch style. Instead of avoiding stereotypical boy and girl shades, Harris took a fresh approach by embracing contemporary shades of soft blue, pale pink and lime green. Armed with a complementary color palette, Harris combined clean-lined, modern furnishings – like the wooden crib and sleek, comfortable glider – with patterned bedding and a graphic, colorful rug, creating a youthful vibe both sophisticated and chic yet neither masculine or feminine. Two babies means double the storage, so a functional changing table equipped with drawers (and playful circular detailing!) in addition to a brightly colored nightstand is a must. Add a few fun-loving toys and snuggly accessories, and you can check “stylish nursery for two” off your never-ending list.

Q&A with Christiane Lemieux, Founder of DwellStudio

DwellStudio Home Eva Bronze Pillow, Modern Border Ink Duvet Cover Set, Mini Stripe Smoke Wool Rug

Name: Christiane Lemieux, Founder of DwellStudio

Tell us a little about your background. I have a degree in fashion design from the Parson’s School of Design, and worked for GAP and Isaac Mizrahi before falling in love with and transitioning to home design. I loved and still love the idea of marrying beautiful fabric to a piece of furniture! After working in the field for about a year, I founded DwellStudio in 2000.

What role does fashion play at DwellStudio? We are a fashion-driven company and spend a lot of time studying the runways for forward-thinking colors and details. I’m also inspired by my travels. When I travel, I immerse myself into the culture to discover what it has new to offer our designs.

What trends are you noticing? We’ve really been inspired by the richness of some of the things we’ve been seeing. The reds and oxbloods, the handwork and textures. There’s a real yearning now for things that feel special, rather than mass-produced.

What inspired DwellStudio’s fall styles? We like to have signature colors. For fall, we mixed in reds, camels and taupes, along with the navies, reds, yellows and oranges we saw on the runways. The best part about our collections from season to season is that there’s continuity throughout, from bedding to rugs. We build our lines so that new styles can be incorporated easily.

DwellStudio Creator Christiane Lemieux

Describe the inspiration behind your fabulous rugs. This season we wanted our rug designs to be versatile but add design and luxe to any room. We added gorgeous materials like rayon for a chic yet durable shine. Also, the patterns are graphic enough to make a statement but work in almost any space.

Your top 3 favorite products from the fall collection are… I am in love with our new mini stripe rug. It is an amazing chic basic that works in every room. I also love our new Eva pillow. The hand crewelwork elevates the geometric print, and the quality and texture really make this pillow. Lastly, I just ordered the Modern Border in Ink for myself. I love the simplicity and graphic quality of the black and off-white and the quality of the sheeting is phenomenal. It is from one of the best mills.

Any quick tips for adding fresh fall style into the home? Yes, a few! Pillows are an inexpensive way to layer in fall style, texture and color. I also love throws that are warm and cozy and add that layered feeling. And scented candles. The sense of smell is oftentimes forgotten, but candles in red currant or other seasonal scents feel so good this time of year.

Trends We Love: Black and White

Pine Cone Hill Edelweiss Crewel Black Pillow Sham and Duvet Cover

Clockwise from top left: Jonathan Adler Black Nixon Throw Blanket, Arabesque Black Mirror, Jonathan Adler Black Zebra Rug, DwellStudio Home Lion Ink Pillow, Khwai Black Applique Pillow Pair, Kashwere Striped Black and Creme Car Coat

Go to extremes with this season’s hottest contrast: black and white. Whether seen together on bold geometric prints or a mod chevron, this timeless duo is replacing a summer of splashing color with classic refinement for the chic sophisticate. Shop the trend >>

Trends We Love: Emerald Green

Emerald Green Trends We Love
DwellStudio Home Green Pillow Deco Border, Zebra

Emerald Green Trends We Love
Clockwise from top left: Capel Rugs Serpentine Dark Green Wool Rug, Currey & Company Green Goddess Chandelier, Rosanna Olive Pressed Glass Pitcher and Set of 4 Double Old-Fashioned, Kirra Tate Green & Gold Bracelet, Jonathan Adler Watergate iPhone 4 Case, Green Clover Notecards, DwellStudio Home Magnus Kelly Green Duvet

We’re not in Kansas anymore! Take Dorothy’s word for it and follow the yellow brick road to The Emerald City, because green, green, green is going to be big this fall. We love it in all its variations and applications, whether it’s a colorful twist on a traditional chandelier or a boldly saturated wool rug that evokes the look of fresh green grass. And while the hue does make a statement, it’s never overbearing or gaudy. It’s a fall must for your home and your wardrobe. Shop the trend >>

Trends We Love: Birds

Trends Layla Grayce Loves: Birds
DwellStudio Home Chinoiserie Duvet Cover Set

Layla Grayce Trends We Love: Birds
Clockwise from top left: DwellStudio Home Azure Vintage Blossom Pillow, DwellStudio Kids Graphic Knit Birds Blanket in Petal, DwellStudio Kids Embroidered Vintage Blossom Bib, Set of 6 Large Khaki Early Bird Mugs, Set of 6 Blue Early Bird Bowls, Lollia Imagine Mandarin Misaki Tall Perfumed Luminary Candle, Thomas Paul Aqua Yokohoma Pillow

The bird trend we all know and love is still flying high! Soar to new heights in home decor with gorgeous bird-embellished pillows and furniture with unexpected bird detailing. If you aren’t ready to commit to a flock, there are plenty of darling smaller items to indulge in. Shop our bird category and let your home decorating take flight!

DwellStudio Mid-Century Dresser: One Item, Four Ways

Clockwise from top left: Herringbone Photo Frame, Arteriors Misha Half Crackle Glass Accent Table Lamp, DwellStudio Furniture French White Mid-Century Dresser, Belle Meade Gwinnett Port Dining Chair

Clockwise from top left: Worlds Away Geoffrey Gold Leaf Rectangular Mirror, Gaston Sofa, Jonathan Adler Camel Nixon Throw Blanket, DwellStudio Furniture French White Mid-Century Dresser

Clockwise from top left: DwellStudio Kids Push Toy Giraffe, Bunny and Dino, Kalon Studios Blue Caravan Crib, DwellStudio Furniture French White Mid-Century Dresser, Burst Pink Cotton Hook Rug

Clockwise from top left: Arteriors Viola Ivory Beaded Chandelier, DwellStudio Furniture French White Mid-Century Dresser, Amy Butler Hand Tufted Coventry Wool Rug Swedish Luxe Bed

The French White Mid-Century Dresser from DwellStudio Furniture is a versatile piece that can easily transition from room to room! Make it the star of the show with other mid-century pieces or cast it as a supporting character to more eclectic pieces. Available in White, Espresso and Natural, we’re sure this classic piece will fit right in with any home! View the entire DwellStudio collection.