I love our 1940s Hollywood Glam look in the Piedmont and Farnsworth bedrooms at Stonehurst Place … silver bedspreads (although admittedly one TripAdvisor reviewer hated them so much he called them ‘a horror’ I still love them) and vintage film studio promotion pictures of stars like Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth. One of my favorite pieces is a 1940′s Helene Curtis manicure stand that I found in a Sag Harbor, LI shop while visiting friends for the weekend.
A few months ago, Innkeeper Caroline wrote and told me it was time to source new accent pillows for the Piedmont and Farnsworth bedrooms. I knew immediately where I wanted to find them. Two years ago I had one wonderful week at the Gatehouse of Chateau d’Arnac in the Dordogne region of the South of France. Lady Sarah Tetley Hall owns the chateau and has lovely taste which shows in every turn through the small, romantic Gatehouse. In our bedroom there she had selected pillows from Designers Guild, and I remembered the feel of them, the heaviness of them, and knew that sumptuousness was what I wanted in our new pillows.
The Designers Guild pillows I selected have browns that tie into the wood of the bed frame and silver to go with the bedspread and Euro pillows guests use for propping up and reading or watching tv. The pillows are slightly larger than I wanted, but I’m getting used to them and love them more every time I see them.
Designers Guild pillows: http://www.designersguild.com/usa-shop-online/shop-home/
Chateau d’Arnac: http://www.chateauarnac.co.uk/pages/romantic-retreats/the-gatehouse.php