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Peacocking

By Grace | Feb 15 2013

Our love of design, history and art inspired our Peacock Duvet Sets. A symbol of immortality, royalty, wealth and rebirth across cultures and throughout the ages the iconic bird is again making a bold statement in fashion and home décor. We love the different interpretations – from the ancient Byzantine mosaics, to the gilded walls of Whistler’s Peacock Room – the peacock continues to inspire artists and designers alike.


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In the details with Lauren Zwanziger

By Patrisha Z | Jan 30 2013

At DwellStudio, we obsess over every detail - from the perfect stitch to the most vibrat color - we believe it's the little things that make our products so special. So when we came across Lauren's beautiful Pinterest board - The Details - which showcases intricate fashion details, we were instantly hooked! We are loving the delightful layers of tulle and lace, delicate appliqué blooms and perfectly pleated fabric.

Who are your favorite pinners? We would LOVE to know!


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Style Icon - Dorothy Draper

By Christiane | Jan 14 2013

Dorothy Draper is absolutely one of the most influential American designers. She is also the muse for many of our current design celebrities. Philippe Stark has riffed off of her Neo-Baroque touches and Kelly Werstler is heavily influenced by her style. We have also paid homage to this great lady and her genius use of stripes with our aptly named Draper Stripe – I have always loved her use of regular stripes as décor.

My favorite Draper space is the floor of the Chrystal Room corridor from the Greenbrier Hotel – a Draper masterpiece.

Love the graphic paint and pops of Kelly Green and Fuchsia here.

Adore the grand lobby of the Quitandinha in Brazil.

Dorothy was modern before all of us. She reinterpreted the classics with bold scale and color. Her interiors were dramatic, cool and not at all what you would expect from a lady who favored a hat with a veil.

All images via Caleton Varney's wonderful book: In the Pink - Dorothy Draper


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New Year's Eve Around the World

By Patrisha Z | Dec 28 2012

What are you doing for New Year's Eve? We love hearing how people around the world celebrate the New Year! Here are a few of the coolest and whackiest New Years traditions from across the globe...


Denmark: the Danes love to leap off chairs at midnight, hoping to ban all bad spirits in the new year. They also celebrating the new year by breaking dishes. People throw their old dishes on their friends’ doors on New Years and the one with the most dishes outside their door, usually has the most friends.


At midnight in Spain everyone consumes 12 grapes and tries to finish all of them by the time the clock stops chiming.


On New Year's Eve in Puerto Rico everyone throes buckets of water out the window to “clean” the old year out. They also clean their homes and decorate them, to symbolize the “cleaning” of the spirit.


In Belarus, unmarried women compete in games of skill to determine who will get married first in the new year. One game involves setting piles of corn and a rooster before each of the single ladies. Whichever pile the bird approaches first, is believed to be the one who is to be married first.


In South America everyone wears brightly colored underpants. Those who wear red, are hoping for love in the new year. Those who chose to wear yellow, are wishing for money.


So how will you celebrate New Year's? We would love to hear on Facebook!


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