Friday, February 5, 2010

Please Toss


With two feet of record breaking snow headed straight for my house today, my thoughts have turned to staying warm and toasty this wintry weekend in the nation's capitol. I am a huge fan of throws-I have them all over the house. Some of my tips:

1. Cashmere-Williams-Sonoma Home has wonderful quality and colors.
2. Mohair-Ralph Lauren's are luscious.
3. Hermes are gorgeous but pricey.
4. Choose dramatic colors to make a design statement-no need to go boring or matchy matchy.
5. Please don't fold them neatly-a pet peeve of mine-artfully toss like these great examples by interior designer Joe Nye.


19 comments:

Appletree said...

That's why they call them a "throw" right? Love the photos.

Hamptontoes said...

Okay, I'm beginning to think you and I have a lot in common! My top three home accessories would be throws, trays and vases! I was just at the NYIGF and saw some truly amazing throws that I plan to incorporate in my future design. Keep warm this weekend!

Theresa Cheek said...

Love the way they are puddled on the furniture! Very artistic.

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I bought a cashmere throw while on vacation in Australia recently. My husband talked me into it and it is the most snuggly throw ever. I am sure we will all be fighting over it this weekend!

Chic Coles said...

My family loves throws...we have a house in NH that gets tons of snow and in the negative degrees, so it is always nice to have a throw to "throw on" when you get a little chilly...

Karena said...

I have throws everywhere. Faux Fur, Chenille, knits, etc. I do not have a cashmere one and would love it!
Karena

Karena said...

Oh and I adore what you have done with the JC Penney Trellis Stool!

GRAYSONFAVOUR said...

I,too, have throws everywhere but the white Ralph Lauren Cashmere is not for the cat, China.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I never travel without a throw. It is the one thing always lacking in a rented apartment or hotel room, it seems. Can't live without that cozy feeling.

Catherine

Style Redux 2 said...

Appletree-Exactly.

Style Redux 2 said...

Hamptontoes-Three home essentials for sure.

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-Such a sumptuous look.

Style Redux 2 said...

Susie-Stay warm-we are buried.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-I bet you have them everywhere.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-The more the merrier with throws and glad you like the stool.

Style Redux 2 said...

GraysonFavour-My dog keeps stealing my Ralph Lauren ice blue mohair throw right off the couch.

Style Redux 2 said...

Catherine-What a smart idea. I always bring scented candles, but will add this for travel as well.

Kathysue said...

So you are in the artfully tossed camp. I like both looks but I must be honest I fold neatly it just looks better in my enviroment. I can toss artfully though in the right enviroment and actually have done it for many a client. Interesting thoughts on the subject,Kathysue

Style Redux 2 said...

Kathysue-It is quite funny-I'm sure most people have never thought about this subject.