Peacock Alley has always been a favorite resource when designing bedrooms for my clients. The quality of the products along with the versatility of design options is extraordinary. Founder Mary Ella Gabler created a collection that appeals to clients looking to dress their bedroom in the same way they dressed themselves: in natural fibers, classic silhouettes and pleasing colors. Since 1973, Peacock Alley has been an ode to the founder’s sense of personal classic style.
I was delightful to put together a few schemes that reflect various styles for any personality. Whether you are creating a master bedroom as a serene haven, a lively children’s room, or an inviting guest bedroom, Peacock Alley has choices for any style. To see the rest of their collections and blog, please click here.
The Pique Scalloped shams and bed skirt paired with Emma sheeting is tailored, classic and can be personalized with 15 thread colors.
Mix Adagio embroidered sheeting with Pique Tailored Eloise Shams and bed skirt for a vibrant, customized look. Add another pop of color with Rio boudoir pillows.
Vienna embroidered duvet and shams mixed with Lyric sheeting and a crisp Rio bed skirt creates a serene, sophisticated and timeless look for the neutralist.
Peacock Alley’s matelassé coverlets are a versatile foundation for creating any bedroom scheme. My clients adore them for their durability, wash ability, and that they can be incorporated with other fabrics to create a bespoke room. I often use a coverlet and shams as the starting point for the bed and then use a mix of patterned fabric for the Euro Shams, accent pillows, bed skirt and upholstered headboard. No bed is complete without the PERFECT Peacock Alley All Seasons Blanket. It is the perfect weight and I have never designed a bed without one!
Cathy Austin, ASID is best known for her curated and colorful style that blends her love of art with a playful approach to design. She specializes in high end residential design working with clients to design their interiors around their collections. In addition to her training at Sotheby’s, Cathy has worked with some of the country’s most talented designers including Dan Carithers, Jackye Lanham, Cindy Smith and Jane Schwab of Circa Interiors and Antiques. With more than 20 years of experience in decorative arts and design, Cathy is a well-respected voice in the design community, serving as the Interiors Editor for Peachy Magazine and author of the popular design blog Bespoke Banter.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing dear design pal Jonathan Savage for Peachy Magazine. We spent a lovely afternoon in his gorgeous Nashville home discussing everything from our favorite designers and artists to dream vacations and and precious pooches. Be sure to read the entire article by clicking here. For more of our chit chat, keep reading to find out more about this uber talented designer…
I have been around design my entire life as the son of a home builder. My mother claims I have been rearranging furniture and scracthing up her hardwood floors since I was a young child!
Travel. I am constantly taking pictures and then review my images whenever I am in need of inspiration.
I have to think and ponder and come around to a concept that works for the client and for me and then I run with it. I have a big love for fabrics and pull many before making selections.
I have been working to create many more custom pieces of furniture for clients and find that its very rewarding!
I believe the day I received the prototype of the labels for my linen line it definitely put a smile on my face.
Currently I am working on a few different projects one being a pied a terre in NYC and a large family home in Nashville. Both fun but yet very different.
Since introducing my linen line September of 13 I have yet to expand the collection but will be adding new styles and colors within three months…after that who knows!
I would say I want to be remembered for being kind first of all but being a hard worker is very important to me.
Network, network, network and travel as often as possible.
Right now I have a big respect for Jean Louis Deniot from Paris, I think he is classic with an edge.
Not sure I have a certain person in mind but I will say that location I am shooting to work in is Dubai.
Visiting the Pyramids is high on my list!
Being with my dog Artie relaxing in my bed with my favorite Christian Tortu candle burning.
I am anti-clutter so anything I collect needs to be functional. I collect Richard Ginori’s “Palmetto” china and Orbix Hot Glass pitchers which are perfect for entertaining (available through Taigan).
I have always had a thing for orange. I think it can work with many styles of interiors and looks fresh in all seasons.
I think of window treatments as bangs…you do not want them to cover the eyes and block the view. I always make sure to never have the window treatments cover up any of the glass blocking the view. I also love wallpapering ceilings.
I cannot pick just one song, but I love anything by Dolly Parton and Lady Gaga!