All Tucked in Luxe
WHEN IT COMES TO BEDDING, Rosella Louis, owner of The Brass Bed in Denver, believes that touching is believing. Still, first glance at this bedding tells you it’s as luxurious as it gets. With this ensemble, described by the designer as “classic with a hint of exotic,” Louis and her colleague Kristi Kiesler show that luxurious doesn’t have to be complicated.
WHEN IT COMES TO BEDDING, Rosella Louis, owner of The Brass Bed in Denver, believes that touching is believing. Still, first glance at this bedding tells you it's as luxurious as it gets. With this ensemble, described by the designer as “classic with a hint of exotic,” Louis and her colleague Kristi Kiesler show that luxurious doesn't have to be complicated. They started with a richly colored duvet, repeated the pattern's main colors (and added texture) with pillows and a throw—and good night.
MATERIAL MULTIPLICITY: “Sometimes people are a little bit afraid,” Louis says. “They might just choose a duvet and two flat pillows—and that's okay if your look is a simplistic one. To me, bedding is comfort. Not to say that more is necessarily better, but softness and texture come with multiple materials.” This spread displays a mix of luscious materials: woven long staple Egyptian cotton for the duvet, sateen and silk for the pillows, muga silk for the throw and silk taffeta for the ruffled accent pillow (that we simply love). “Because it has so many different tactile elements, this ensemble is just visually wonderful and good to the touch,” Louis says. “It doesn't end up looking like, ‘oh my gosh, I can't get in this.' It's very inviting.”
INSPIRED BY A COUTURE CLOTHING LINE, this bed scene's style is tailored and quiet, says designer Jane Cotter of Slifer Designs, based in Edwards. Yet there are glam touches throughout—a hint of bling in the chandeliers (hanging on either side of the bed) and the high-gloss sheen of the lacquered nightstands—that are reminiscent of eveningwear. A custom headboard covered in high-quality wool, which extends from wall to wall, became the design's guiding piece. Drawing from its palette, Cotter created quiet elegance with all-neutral bedding made of the finest fabric available, a choice the designer and homeowner couldn't pass up. The design is “a lot about the texture, the quality, the feel of a lot of those beautiful fabrics,” Cotter says.
The designer's take-home advice? “I always say to err on the side of simplicity. When you get too caught up with making it too elegant or too glamorous, you really tend to lose your focus."