White Bedding Styling Tips by Steven Whitehead | Pottery Barn

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Pottery Barn The White Bed Stephen Whitehead
My name is Steven Whitehead, I've been a bedding stylist for about fifteen years and I work
with pottery barn.
The white bed has a certain mystique and you go into a beautiful spa hotel the beds
tend to be
variations of a white theme, and it allows people to completely unwind and just be.
I think for a lot of people they think that white is very delicate,
when it's soiled, it'll let you know,
as I would want my favorites to do and I would say the majority of the bedding that pottery
barn sells is machine washable. It's very easy to care for and you can trust
that when you start to build a collection of white bedding that it's always going to
go together it's always going to be classic, it's always going to look good.
The great thing about building
a collection of white bedding is that it's so easy, you add a new element,
a new coverlet, a new sham, a new decorative pillow
and all of a sudden you have a beautiful new room.
It is timeless it's classic and you will always be able to use it.
The nice thing about the white bed is that it can take on any number of personas, it can be
very clean and masculine, very
organized and geometric, it can be very romantic with ruffle with
beautiful heirloom linens,
it can take on any type of identity you need it to take on. Seasonally you can do lightweight
wool blankets, lightweight cotton blankets so that you can do it from season from summer
to winter to spring. There's always an appropriate bedding that Pottery Barn sells that will work
for any season of the year.
One of our tricks of the trade to use a little bit of water and a spray bottle to ease out wrinkles.
You could use this in your guest room if you want to freshen
a duvet or sheets before your guests arrive and what we've done too do is to add a little
bit of lavender so that the water has a slight scent and just freshens the linen,
and it makes it really welcoming to your guests.
I think it's important in your linen closet or whatever storage you have is that,
first of all, edit, get rid of anything that you don't use that doesn't function for you
that's too small, that's dated,
and then make sure that you fold your linens so that everything that you own is in plain
view that you can access it that you can see what is in your entire collection. That
way you can rotate
you can make sure that your're utilizing everything that you own and your fabrics are going to wear
more evenly that way and you'll enjoy them for a much longer time.
The bed is very important. We spent probably a third of our lives in bed. It's a space of renewal,
and you want to have that space be tranquil and inviting and you want to have
the best sound asleep possible.
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