Saturday, December 30, 2023

Five Major Interior Design Trends for 2024

As we step into 2024, the world of home decor and interior design is buzzing with exciting trends that promise to freshen up your living spaces. At Lavender Fields, these are the trends we're seeing in the market and on the streets.

1) Say Goodbye to Gray and White - Color is Back

Homeowners are getting sick of "millennial gray," that ubiquitous pale gray color we all painted our homes a few years ago.  Instead, saturated, bold colors are taking center stage in 2024. Say goodbye to the cool grays and embrace lively hues that inject life into your living spaces. At Lavender Fields, explore a spectrum of daring colors from our Designers Guild line – from rich emerald greens to electric blues – to add a touch of drama to your home. Whether through accent walls or statement furniture pieces, bold colors are the perfect way to make a lasting impression.

Shop the Designers Guild Aubriet Bedding online at Lavender Fields 

Shop the Designers Guild Porcelaine De Chine Alchemilla Decorative Pillow online at Lavender Fields

2. Uptick in DIY Projects:

Personalization is the key, and 2024 sees a surge in the popularity of DIY projects. Thanks to TikTok and Instagram, many people (especially women) are seeing that you can refinish furniture, add millwork, build furniture, even hang cabinets yourself. We're seeing people create beautiful DIYs like hanging wallpaper and making their own window treatments with the right know-how and equipment.

3. Vintage Eclectic Style:

Thanks to vintage stores and Facebook Marketplace finds, vintage eclectic style has been dominating the design scene. Mix and match eras, textures, and patterns to create a visually intriguing and totally personalized atmosphere. 

Achieve the vintage eclectic look with colorful finds like this Designers Guild Tasara Throw

Shop our Corsican Beds online at Lavender Fields 

4. Affordable Quiet Luxury:

Luxury doesn’t always have to come with a hefty price tag. In 2024, the focus is on affordable quiet luxury – understated elegance that speaks volumes and won't break the bank. Lavender Fields offers a selection of high-quality, heirloom-quality pieces that bring a touch of sophistication to your home, and that will last for many years.

Shop the Sheepy Fleece Throw Blankets (available monogrammed, too!)

Treat yourself to new sheets with our best-selling Classic Ruffle White Sheet Set

5. Preppy, Dark Academia Aesthetic:

Thanks to the rise of the dark academia aesthetic, the preppy, scholarly aesthetic takes a stylish turn in 2024. Explore Lavender Fields’ collection of classic decor featuring bold patterns, timeless motifs, and a fresh color palette. From preppy bedding to chic accessories, transform your home into a sophisticated haven with this enduring and fashionable trend.

Shop the Linen Salvage Luxe Isabella Tatter Velvet Ruffle Throw online at Lavender Fields

Monogram any of our Peacock Alley bedding with these preppy styles

Are any of these trends speaking to you? Check out Lavender Fields online shop filled with both classic favorites and the latest trends.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

An Expert's Guide to Laundry Care For Your New Bedding and Towels

At Lavender Fields, we understand that indulging in luxury bedding and towels is a small but significant way to enhance your life. To preserve the look and feel of our premium bedding and towels, proper care and maintenance are essential. In this guide, we share our expert tips on how to wash and maintain your Lavender Fields luxury bedding and towels so they last as long as possible.

1. Check the Care Labels:

First, check the care labels on your bedding and towels. Lavender Fields takes pride in providing high-quality materials, and the care instructions ensure that you maintain their excellence over time.

Shop the Pine Cone Hill Trio Sheet Set online at Lavender Fields in a range of colors

2. Use a Mild Detergent, and Not Too Much Of It:

Opt for a gentle, mild detergent to protect the delicate fibers of your linens. Harsh chemicals can compromise the fabric's integrity and affect the softness and color vibrancy. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to find a hypoallergenic, fragrance-free detergent. 

New, high efficiency washing machines require much less detergent than the older models. If you add too much soap, it won't make your clothes more clean: instead, it's likely to leave a film on your clothes and make dirt stick even more. 

Shop the Pine Cone Hill Ceylon towels online at Lavender Fields 

3. Cold Water is Key:

Because of new advances in laundry machines and soaps, you no longer need to wash your whites in piping hot water. Cold water prevents shrinkage and color fading, helping to prolong the life of your linens. 

Shop the Anne de Solene Prairie Sheet Set online at Lavender Fields

4. Gentle Cycle, Separate Loads, and the Right Washing Machine

Select the gentle cycle on your washing machine to minimize friction and stress on the fibers. It's crucial to wash your luxury items separately from heavier fabrics or items with zippers that might snag delicate threads.

If you're in the market for a new washing machine, skip the ones with an agitator column. Instead, opt for a front loader or an agitator-free top loader. These are much gentler on your clothes. 

Shop the Sferra Plaidino Sheet Set online at Lavender Fields

5. Skip the Fabric Softener (especially on towels)

Contrary to popular belief, luxury linens do not require fabric softeners. Fabric softeners can leave a residue on the fabric, diminishing its natural softness and absorbency. They also affect the absorbency of towels. Instead, add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle occasionally to maintain freshness.

6. Tumble Dry on Low:

For your Lavender Fields luxury bedding and towels, follow the manufacturer's instructions on drying. Some bedding is best to hang dry; others you can tumble dry on low. High dryer temperatures can weaken fibers and compromise the product's quality. Remove items promptly to prevent wrinkles and maintain their pristine appearance.

By following these simple yet effective guidelines, you can ensure that your Lavender Fields luxury bedding and towels remain a testament to elegance and comfort, enriching your home decor experience for years to come.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Lavender Fields Holiday Gift Guide for 2023

Friday, November 10, 2023

Holiday Trend 2023: Charles Dickens and Little Women Victorian Christmas

The holiday season is a magical time when traditions, stories, and timeless classics come alive. At Lavender Fields, we invite you to step into the enchanting world of Charles Dickens, Little Women, and the Victorian-era Christmas trend. Embrace the spirit of yesteryear with our curated collection that combines needlepoint pillows, heirloom books, Victorian-inspired apparel, literary teas, and candles.

Clockwise from top right: A Christmas Carol booksVictorian NightgownVelvet Military JacketCandy Cane Ornament SetA Christmas Carol CandleVery Merry Needlepoint PillowLiterary and Holiday TeasA Christmas Carol Ornament

Needlepoint Pillows for a Victorian Christmas

Nothing captures the essence of a bygone era quite like needlepoint pillows. These meticulously crafted pieces evoke the charm and craftsmanship of the Victorian age. At Lavender Fields, our collection includes both classic Christmas fare and updated versions with cheeky sayings. 

Shop Needlepoint Pillows online at Lavender Fields

Heirloom Books: Unwrapping the Gift of Literary Treasures

Christmas is a season of storytelling, and what better way to immerse yourself in the spirit of the holidays than with heirloom books? Lavender Fields presents a selection of classics, including the works of Charles Dickens and Louisa May Alcott. These beautifully bound volumes make for perfect gifts or additions to your own collection, ensuring that the joy of reading is passed down through generations.

Shop heirloom books online at Lavender Fields

Modern Victorian-Inspired Apparel

Capture the cozy elegance of the Victorian era with Lavender Fields' exquisite Victorian-inspired apparel. From elegant cotton nightgowns to stylish velvet coats., our collection pays homage to the fashion of the 19th century. Channel the spirit of characters from Dickens' novels or the March sisters from Little Women, but with a modern twist. 

Shop the velvet hair ribbon at Lavender Fields

Shop the Avery Military Jacket online at Lavender Fields here

Literary Teas and Candles to Curl Up With

Pair your literary journey with our exclusive collection of literary teas. Immerse yourself in the flavors and aromas inspired by classic novels. Whether it's a cup of English Breakfast to transport you to Victorian England or a cozy blend reminiscent of the March family home, our literary teas and candles are perfect to sip while curling up with a good book. 

Shop our Holiday Teas online at Lavender Fields

Shop A Christmas Carol candle here

Shop the Charles Dickens teas online at Lavender Fields now

Lavender Fields invites you to embrace the holiday season with the charm and elegance of a Dickensian Christmas. From needlepoint pillows to heirloom books, Victorian-inspired apparel, literary teas, and candles, our curated collection captures the spirit of a bygone era, creating a festive atmosphere that celebrates the magic of the holidays. Step into our shop and let the timeless traditions of the past infuse your present with joy and nostalgia.

Friday, November 03, 2023

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2023: Best Gifts for Men in 2023

This holiday season, Lavender Fields invites you to elevate your gift-giving game with a curated collection that strikes the perfect balance between fun and functionality. Our handpicked selection ensures that the hardest-to-shop-for men in your life will find something they love under the tree this year.

Fun Holiday Decor Gifts for Men

For those who love to deck the halls in style, Lavender Fields offers a range of fun holiday decor that adds a festive touch to any space. From festive ornaments and napkins to fun needlepoint pillows, these are a great gift for the man who loves the holidays.

Shop our whimsical needlepoint pillow and ornament collection online at Lavender Fields

Unique Holiday Gifts for Men

If you're in search of unique finds and games that go beyond the ordinary, look no further. Lavender Fields' shelves are stocked with unique items like our Mad Men Game Night set. 

Shop Our Mad Man Game Night Set online at Lavender Fields

Best Bath and Body Gifts for Men

Pamper the special men in your life with our selection of manly soaps and body care products. Crafted with the finest ingredients, these grooming essentials let the men in your life look and feel their best. 

Shop our Flannel Hand and Body Soap online at Lavender Fields

Shop our Lumberjack Soap online at Lavender Fields

Shop our Coffee & Clove Soap online at Lavender Fields

Mixology and Bar Gifts for Men

For the aspiring mixologist, Lavender Fields presents an array of sophisticated barware. Elevate their cocktail game with stylish shakers, glasses, and accessories that transform any home into a trendy speakeasy.

Shop Our Recipe Coffee Shaker Online at Lavender Fields

Shop our Rye Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup online at Lavender Fields

This holiday season, Lavender Fields is your go-to destination for finding the perfect gifts for men. Whether you're shopping for the festive decorator, the game enthusiast, the grooming aficionado, or the cocktail connoisseur, our thoughtfully curated selection ensures a memorable and joyful celebration.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

The Ultimate Holiday Hosting and Entertaining Guide for 2023

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the joy of hosting and entertaining friends and family. At Lavender Fields, we understand the importance of creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for your guests. Whether you're an experienced host or a first-time entertainer, our holiday hosting and entertaining guide will help you navigate the season with ease.

Update the Table with New Linens:

One of the quickest ways to set the perfect holiday mood is by updating your table with new napkins and table linens. At Lavender Fields, we offer a stunning selection of tablecloths, napkins, and placemats to suit any style or color scheme. Don't forget to add some elegant napkin rings and a beautiful centerpiece to complete the look.

Shop our Joanna Buchanan Snowflake Tablecloths online at Lavender Fields

Shop our Furbish Studio Joyeux Tablecloth online at Lavender Fields

Shop our Joanna Buchanan Bow Linen Napkins online at Lavender Fields

Don't Forget to Stock the Powder Room:

A well-prepared powder room is often the unsung hero of holiday hosting. Ensure your guests feel comfortable and pampered by stocking your powder room with essentials. Lavender Fields offers a variety of scented hand soaps, plush towels, and aromatic candles to create a spa-like experience. Guests will appreciate your attention to detail, and it's a small gesture that makes a big impact.

Shop our handcrafted, artisan-made pewter soap pump online at Lavender Fields

Shop our glamorous Pigeon and Poodle bathroom decor online at Lavender Fields

Shop our selection of fancy soaps online at Lavender Fields

Invest in Heirloom Holiday Tableware:

Keep your usual tabletop and add a festive holiday salad plate on top, or invest in a full line of one of our stunning holiday collections

Show your appreciation for the host or hostess by bringing a thoughtful gift

When you're attending, not hosting a holiday event, Lavender Fields has a wonderful assortment of hostess gifts, from scented candles to gourmet treats. A scented candle with a relaxing fragrance can be a delightful addition to their home, while a selection of gorgeous finds in a custom gift basket is a sweet gesture.

In addition to these essential tips, remember that the heart of holiday hosting is about creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. So, decorate your space with love and care, and focus on spending quality time with your loved ones. Whether you're hosting a grand feast or an intimate gathering, Lavender Fields is here to help you make this holiday season the most memorable yet. With our holiday hosting and entertaining guide, your home will be the perfect backdrop for cherished moments and lasting memories.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2023: Best Gifts for the Host and Hostess


The holiday season is almost here, which means it's time for all the holiday parties and gatherings. From Friendsgiving to Thanksgiving to the office party to the cookie swap to the holiday dinners all season long, Lavender Fields has you covered. Here's our gift guide for the most unique, trending hostess gifts this holiday season. 

Heirloom Joanna Buchanan Ornaments

Our Joanna Buchanan ornaments are the perfect hostess gift to really wow. Choose the one that your hostess will find the most special, and they're so pretty that they can be displayed year-round. They are packaged on a beautiful card and are gifting-ready. 

Shop Joanna Buchanan ornaments at Lavender Fields

Unique Tabletop Decor

We love gifting unique tabletop decor for hostess gifts. Our new embroidered linen towels are the perfect gift - package them with your hostess's favorite bottle of wine or delicious snack. Our handpainted Vietri glassware is another great gift, available in sets of four. 

Shop our Christmas Tree Embroidered Linen Towel online at Lavender Fields

Shop our Vietri holiday glassware sets 

The Best Candles for Holiday Gifting in 2023

We love giving a gorgeous candle for a hostess gift - but not any old candle that you can get at Target. We stock only the most unique, luxury candles for the holiday

The Best Custom Gift Baskets for Hostess Gifts 

Our custom gift baskets are the easiest way to give this holiday season. Simply choose your style and your budget, and we create something gorgeous to ship out for you. 

With Lavender Fields' thoughtful and high-quality gift options, you're sure to make this holiday season extra special for every holiday party you go to. Shop online or visit us at our store in Port Jefferson, New York! 

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Trend Spotting: Luxe Textiles and Textures for Fall and Winter

As the world of interior design constantly evolves, it's essential to keep an eye on the latest trends. In the realm of home decor, luxe textures and textiles are making a big statement. At Lavender Fields, we've been quick to embrace this opulent trend, and can't wait to show you our latest finds that we've added to the shop. 

Trending Velvet Throw Blankets

Velvet has long been associated with luxury: centuries ago, it was reserved for the aristocracy due to its rarity and cost of production. Nowadays, velvet is much easier to find and is much more affordable than it was in the 14th century, when it traveled the Silk Road to its destination. 

Velvet can be made from many fabrics: silk, synthetics, mohair cotton, even linen. Most velvets are made from cotton or a blend of base fabrics. True silk velvet is very expensive and can be recognized by its signature sheen; real mohair velvet is extremely plush and almost indestructible. Cotton velvet has a shorter pile but is no less sturdy or beautiful. 

Our collection of velvet throws, pillows, and bedding is the epitome of plush comfort and style. For fall, holiday, and winter, you can add a lot of warmth and a lot of glamour to your space with a velvet coverlet, blanket, or decorative pillow. 

Shop the Gehry Velvet Throw Pillows online at Lavender Fields

Shop our Ruffled Velvet Placemat online at Lavender Fields

Shop the Linen Salvage Luxe Colette Petite Ruffle Throw online at Lavender Fields

Luxurious Cashmere Robes:

When it comes to luxury, nothing beats the indulgence of cashmere. Cashmere is made by shearing a specific breed of goat once their hair grows long enough. The ultra-fine fibers are then cleaned, sorted, and spun into a supremely-light, extra-soft yarn. Though cashmere is a type of wool, it's the finest, softest lightest-weight wool, making it ideal for a warm but not bulky robe. 

Lavender Fields' cashmere bathrobes and dressing robes are the epitome of comfort and elegance. They offer an unparalleled level of coziness, making them perfect for leisurely mornings, spa days, or just unwinding in style after a long day.

Shop the Sferra Sardinia Cashmere Robe online at Lavender Fields

Shop the Sferra Donna Cashmere Robe online at Lavender Fields

Faux Fur Throw Blankets: 

Faux fur is an ideal choice for adding a touch of opulence to your decor without compromising on ethics. Our faux fur collection includes cushions, throws, and even rugs. These pieces offer the look and feel of real fur without harm to animals, making them a stylish and conscious choice for the environmentally aware homeowner (they're also much more budget-friendly than the real thing). 

Shop the Pom Pom at Home Faux Fur Tula throw online at Lavender Fields

Quilted Blankets and Coverlets:

Quilting has made a resurgence in the world of interior design, and Lavender Fields' collection of quilted blankets and coverlets is a testament to this trend. These pieces add depth and texture to your bedding, offering both warmth and visual interest. Whether you prefer classic patterns or modern designs, our selection has something for every taste.

Shop the Ann Gish Quilted Velvet Coverlet online at Lavender Fields

The beauty of incorporating these luxe textures and textiles into your home is that they effortlessly elevate any space. They exude comfort, elegance, and an inviting ambiance that's perfect for the fall and winter seasons. The key to a successful decor update is to find the right balance between comfort and style, and our' collection is designed to do just that.

Visit Lavender Fields and explore our decor section to transform your home into the coziest spot around this season. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2023: The Best Holiday Gifts for Your Bestie


As the holiday season approaches, finding the perfect gift for your bestie is easy as 1-2-3 with our curated gift section. Lavender Fields is your go-to destination for unique and thoughtful presents, and here's a curated a list of the best holiday gifts for 2023.

Funny Needlepoint Pillows

These heirloom needlepoint pillows are just like the ones your grandma had, but updated for today (and a lot more fun)! Choose from our wide selection of cheeky quotes, including Taylor Swift lyrics!

Funny Plant Lady and Cat Lady Books

At $12 each, these make excellent Secret Santa gifts for your work bestie or for the holiday party! 
Shop the Plant Lady and Cat Lady books online at Lavender Fields. 

Spa Day Gifts

If you need spa day gifts, Lavender Fields is the place to be! Our Beauty & Wellness section is stocked with piles of bath bombs, fancy lotions, and luxurious candles for all budgets. 

Inspirational Notebooks and Lists

Our Holiday Paper section has tons of fun finds that are also great for Secret Santa or White Elephant gifts. 

Gilmore Girls Themed Holiday Gifts 

We're the spot for Gilmore Girls themed holiday gifts! We sell Luke's Coffee -  Scott Patterson's (Luke Danes) coffee brand! We also have so many Gilmore-themed coffee gifts for the Sookie to your Lorelai. 

Gift Cards and Custom Gift Baskets: 

 If you're unsure about your bestie's preferences, Lavender Fields offers gift cards that allow them to choose their own perfect holiday gift. We can also created a curated gift basket at your budget just for you. 

With Lavender Fields' thoughtful and high-quality gift options, you're sure to make this holiday season extra special for your bestie. Show them how much you care with a gift that reflects their unique personality and tastes. Happy gifting!