Bedroom Bliss



By Nicola Manganello

Bedroom Bliss

Maine is filled with beauty, and with beautiful things. I was born here and so was my aesthetic—a mix of old and new, antique and modern, local and from away. Like Maine, I want my homes to be original yet familiar and filled with memorable places you yearn to return to. As my Old Port boutique fills with holiday goods and I prepare to launch a new online store, I recharge from the pressures of work and motherhood in the late evening. Nestled in pillows and coddled in layers of flannels, quilts, and down, I browse websites, read books, write in my journals, or sketch. I look out my frosted windows only to find them reflecting a cozy, stylish retreat I recognize as my own. Suddenly, my life doesn’t feel like too much to handle. It feels abundant, and I am content. This is my room. I’m so happy here. Everyone should feel that way about their bedroom. My hand-quilted Fiore Quilt for Garnet Hill was a runaway best seller. Reintroduced in bold emerald tones, it is a welcome blast of midwinter color and an easy piece to transition in and out of the holidays, as is my Flying Point Barkcloth Bolster. The Jennifer juniper green jacquard is festive now and elegant always. In fact, any swatch from this fabric array would make a wonderful accent pillow. An Italian pottery lamp brings a touch of Old World to your world, while the reproduction antique pine table has a spare and sturdy charm. Pile it high with bedtime stories, or dream up your own.

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1. Love Bird Pillow

2. Fiore Quilt for Garnet Hill

3. Peacock Pillow

4. Picnic Quilt Chair

5. Vietri Italian Lamp

6. Vagabond Vintage Barrel Mirror

7. Eleanor Pritchard Handwoven Blankets & Throws

8. Sarreid Bedroom Swedish Lesson Chest

9. Sarreid Bedroom Pine Reproduction Side Table

10. Corsican Iron Bed in Faux Finish

11. Antique Green Trunk

12. Fabrics (from left to right): Trellus Percale Sheeting; Jennifer Coverlet, and Shyam Fabric Block print fabrics from India


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