Friday Favorites 6/27/2014

June 27, 2014

Maria LaPiana, Contributing Editor
The flowering hydrangea is the go-to shrub in many of the lovely gardens we feature in the magazine—with good reason. The deciduous plants grow tall, with lush foliage, and bloom in hues that take the breath away. Sadly, many efforts to recreate their beauty indoors—from textiles to tabletop—fall flat. Some, however, exceed expectations. I love these sheets. The 518-thread-count bedding ensemble is subtle, minimalist, and positively stunning. Made of 100-percent Egyptian cotton, the yarn-dyed Hydrangea by SDH is available in Sage or Tan. Find it at

sdh hydrangea bedding

Photo courtesy of SDH

Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor
I’ve been a bit obsessed with Philip Jeffries wallcoverings for quite some time now. The texture and interest they can add to the plainest of walls is extraordinary. One of the newer offerings is a woven hemp dotted with what looks like nailhead trim. The effect is mesmerizing, as you can see in this Honey Collins–designed dining room in our current issue. There are a number of colors and textures to choose from, but whichever one you choose it will be a stunning example of how the wallcovering can really make a room come to life.

honey collins

Photo by Bruce Buck

Lynda Simonton, Online and Market Editor
I’ve been on the lookout for a small statement chair for my living room, so I was thrilled when I came across the Pierre chair at the new Room & Board store in Boston. The petite chair has compact proportions and plenty of style. It comes in black leather or cowhide—and is in stock for (almost) instant gratification!

pierre chair

Photo courtesy of Room & Board

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