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.