As many of you know by now, I had the privilege of participating in this year’s Designer Showhouse in the Hamptons. Despite the planning and logistics it took to get everything to New York in a short amount of time, it was a fun and vastly rewarding project! I partnered with the West coast textile and home furnishings company Serena & Lily to outfit the bedroom which was specifically designed to be the guest bedroom. I was excited to hear that Serena & Lily was interested in partnering with me on this room, as I have become very familiar with their line while recently working on a new plan for my son’s bedroom. He is 2 years old now, and considering that his room still has flower curtains from its prior guest room designation, I think it is time! So, with the Serena & Lily brand in mind, and my desire to create an inviting, relaxing, not too serious Guest Room retreat, here is the result:
Working on the guest bedroom, I knew that I wanted to create a space that was flexible when it came to use. And since it was one of the smaller rooms in the house, I wanted to maximize the space I had by using twin beds. So, the anchor of the room became a pair of Harbor Cane twin beds, which exude the sort of natural, “sandy-feet are welcome” feel I wanted for the room.
The linens I selected for the beds were a part of Serena & Lily’s Ventura bedding collection that debuted earlier this summer. I folded the duvets at the end of the beds and chose to top the Gobi Embroidered sheets with the Herringbone Bed Blanket instead of a coverlet, a lighter alternative for the warm summer nights.
One of the great things about Serena & Lily is that they sell their fabrics and textiles on their website for purchase by the yard. So I was able to use their Flax Linen Fabric to make the window treatments and vanity skirt in the bathroom.
We had a great time incorporating some of Serena & Lily’s fun accessories and decorative accents. I love the wicker South Seas Bar Cart for a coastal setting, not to mention touches of bone and marble from the Cyprus Bone Inlay Mirror and Jali Marble Bath Tray. And of course, a cozy Herringbone Throw for a finishing touch!
If you are searching for some reasonably priced but unusual pieces of furniture with an emphasis on natural materials, or beautiful linens in incredible colors, look no further than Serena & Lily. Here are some additional pieces from the S&L line that I think are great, and wanted to share:
When you visit the Serena & Lily website, don’t miss their “Make Your Bed” design tool. This handy application allows you to combine different products and patterns and make your bed virtually.
…..Hopefully my son’s beds will be made to look something like this one day soon!
More on my Hamptons Designer Showhouse room and inspirations to come. I would love to know if any of you made it to the showhouse and your thoughts on the rooms!