And So To Bed...

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C.Z. Guest, a famous gardener and arbiter of good taste,  once said all a wonderful bedroom needs is a "divine" bed.

When it comes right down to it, I agree. Although we tend to add books, papers, carafes for water, chairs and the ubiquitous flat screen television, it really is about a good night's rest! A beautifully made bed, a sense of order, and the job is done.

Take notice, though C.Z. uses the word "divine- a word defined as "heavenly, surpassing excellence".

A luxurious bed is the centerpiece. Here is where our design thoughts reveal a glimpse into our personal preferences. When one thinks about it, this should be the most personal space in our home. To me, this means the best linens I can afford, and I prefer white with lovely colored border details. I like cotton blankets and a duvet at the end of the bed waiting to be used on chilly nights. And  I love old-fashioned blanket covers in seersucker or plisse. That is everyday luxury. There is nothing better than the first night of clean sheets. 

As for a bed covered in pillows, it becomes a matter of personal taste. If it doesn't suite you to have layers of pillows, try placing two sets of sleeping pillows flat on the bed and use one larger pillow between the sets in a great print or accent solid hue. Simple and great-looking. 

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Good night! Sleep tight!

My best,


Fun Fridays

Let's face it... Fridays are fun! Tasha and I always seem to have "great" thoughts on Fridays. So for this particular Friday...  CONSIDER COPPER.

Remember our instagram post where I teased the start of our San Francisco project with a photo of a Tom Dixon bowl? 

Mary Hickey Interiors Copper

That bowl was handed to me by my client as she said, " I like this, Mary." That's all she needed to say; we've worked together before ( see on the creek) and have a "symbiotic" relationship. Copper became a force in this space. 

While in the city visiting one wonderful shop after another, she and I stumbled upon Bright On Presidio and spoke with David Bolt. Look at what we found...

Mary Hickey Interiors Copper

to sit on this- 

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from Epoca.

More on the wonderful Epoca and Kelly Hartgraves in another post. Suffice to say- a treasure trove!

This is the point. Since that day in San Francisco... copper has been "speaking" to me. 

And now it has found its way into a new renovation project Tasha and I are working on with a terrific young family.  Here it might take a turn into copper patina...

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To mix with modern pendants.  

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It will mix beautifully with the brushed nickel hardware and stainless steel. We even found an Ann Sacks tile that mixes the metals together for us...

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Mmm... are we TREND SPOTTING?

I don't think so...

I prefer to think of it as an  UPDATED THROWBACK!


Here's to a relaxing weekend!

Mary & Tasha