One of my best friends, Scott, is back reaping the benefits of my blog by getting a room refresh with Parachute Home. Two weeks ago his Master Bedroom didn’t have a headboard or proper nightstands and his rug was a standard sisal. You see, he recently separated with his boyfriend of 17 years (he’s my age, by the way, so yes that was a long time and thus devastating) so things in his house were a bit shaken up. We had redone his guest room a few months ago, but after his boyfriend moved out his master was needing some major love. And if there is anything I can provide to a bummed out friend-in-need, it’s a room refresh. If I were a chef I would cook you a meal. As designer I make your home a bit prettier.
Also, random but coincidental side note Scott designed The Parachute Hotel in Venice that is GORGEOUS – yes one that you can book and that has a plethora of their product. He and Peter did such an amazing job and someday when my life drastically changes and I get an ounce of personal freedom again I will drive the 45 minutes to Venice and see it for myself, and spend a night there if they will let me.
Clearly we are all fans of the bedding and brand (my is bed currently made with their sheets and they make me so happy) so highlighting and styling their new Linen color-way at his house was an easy fit that made both our lives better. It’s called Coal and it’s so dark and dramatic but with texture and depth that helps it from feeling too dark or masculine. That’s what happens when something simple is high quality – it lives and gives in many different ways – texture, depth, and softness. One doesn’t have to be loud to be impactful.
When I first met Scott we were both prop-styling assistants – he assisted Steven Whitehead, the foremost bed stylist in the world (yes, he just did beds!!) and I assisted Cindy, the prop stylist. So if anyone in LA can style beds it’s Scott. Those ripples, that effortless-looking throw, can take HOURS. But you know what makes his life (and all our lives) easier? Parachute’s linen duvets, quilts, and woven blankets. Yes, it is a splurge but it’s a product that I can recommend as splurge worthy (you do spend quite a bit of time in your bed after all). Unlike all of us except Clooney, these sheets look best when they are wrinkled, so let’s take in all their natural wrinkled beauty shall we?
All their stuff is low maintenance, high comfort. And very, very soft. I am very into the deep color of the coal sheets against their bright white linens and their woven Alpaca throw which he styled on the foot of the bed is so soft and makes you feel like a very fancy person when you crawl into bed with it. It is the perfect throw in the fact that no matter how you lay it down it just seems to style itself – which always makes our job easier.
We used these lamps that are amazing and of course now I feel like I can’t use them in my house because I’ve already used them elsewhere. Now that we have an English Tudor style house, Scott and I are tudor-rivalring (although mine is more country/antique and his is more ‘neutral dude’). The nightstands are simple and beautiful and the rug is another easy one to use anywhere – just a pretty texture in neutral colors with just enough color variation to hide stains. The upholstered bed is also a great one if you are into simple, affordable and comfortable pieces of furniture. For our house I may get something custom made but for the next year before I do this one seems like a very good idea (our beautiful Rebecca Atwood covered headboard sadly won’t fit in the new bedroom).
So folks, if you are into beds that look like that, then consider using Parachute’s new sheets to really make your room special, in a quiet way. In case you need a head start we have pulled together the get the look below which was all designed around their beautiful new Coal colored sheets and makes me want to jump into bed and take a nap until the holidays are over.
Upholstered Bed | Rug | Nightstand | Table Lamp | Coal Linen Bedding | Linen Sheets | Cream and Black Throw | Wishbone Arm Chair | Candles | Brass Bowl | Black Bud Vase | Shag Throw Pillow | Grey Alpaca Throw