I was recently in Kansas City visiting our marvelous customer, Scandia Home & Terrasi European Collection, to attend the Kansas City Symphony Designers’ Showhouse, where our Sonata lavender duvet
cover, shams and coordinates were featured. The showhouse was a fund raiser for the Kansas City Symphony. It was hands down the most beautiful showhouse I have ever attended or participated in, largely because of the cohesive, understated looks room to room. This had much to do with the proactive participation of the owners, who set the overall palette choices, but the end result was stunning and elegant.
Ursula Terrasi of Scandia Home & Terrasi European Collection’s room was a study in understated elegance. The bed was the focal point and was lovely and inviting. It was the first time I ever saw a bedroom in a showhouse treated as a sanctuary rather than the more common focus on drapes, wall and floor coverings and interior decor at the expense of the bed, which can set the tone of comfort and beauty but is so frequently overlooked in show houses. Perhaps it takes the vision of seasoned professionals in our linen industry, such as the team in Ursula’s KC store, to lead the way to showing designers and the public how much a beautifully dressed bed can alter the mood and tone of a bedroom. The additional beauty of a focus on fine linens in designing a bedroom is that the style and color scheme of a room can be altered with minimal investment by focusing on bedding color or pattern changes season to season that can substantially change a bedroom’s mood and allure.
The room was designed and executed by the professional, knowledgeable staff at Terrasi European Collection, located on the Plaza in downtown Kansas City. The finished room was a beautiful and serene environment mixing a spa-like palette of acqua, pale blue and lavender that played off of the colors of our featured Sonata Lavender bedding ensemble. This watery palette was mixed with soothing unlined white linen curtains and pleated shades at the windows, giving an overall feeling of welcoming comfort and understated luxury. The Scandia Home & Terrasi European Collection contact information is as follows if you may have any interest or inquiries regarding the room!