2 LOVELY GAYS AND SECRET LINEN STORE BED LINEN LAUNCH PARTY
If you follow me on social media you'll probably have seen that since the late summer of last year I have been working alongside the 2 Lovely Gays, and interior Design duo from South London. You may recognise Jordan - he was the runner up of the Great Interior Design Challenge first series. After enjoying their aesthetic throughout the series I started following them online and then realised they had bought a Forest Hill property that they were in the process of renovating. Every week I was seeing new discoveries of their Victorian property popping up - a vintage wedding dress, crumbling walls and rolls of wallpaper from the 50s. To some people this might sound like a nightmare - to me it was beautiful, and I wanted to volunteer my time to get involved with helping them renovate. Fast forward a few months and I've been lucky enough to be privvy to the design and launch of their first bed linen collection with Secret Linen Store. It's been worth keeping secret!
The property, peeling plaster, anaglypta wallpaper and vintage marbled papers discovered in the attic were the spark of inspiration behind Moon, Mary and Florence (Mary being the name of the previous house owner).
Last week (and with a bit of biased egging on) the guys decided to throw a super fun bloggers event to launch the range. Now what would be the perfect way to launch a bed linen collection...
A slumber party!
Ok, it was less pyjamas and prank phone calls and more canapés and cocktails, but isn't that how all slumber parties should be?!
Here's a little intro to the collection.
Moon - inspired by the peeling plaster discovered under layers upon layers of wallpaper
2LG took the crumbling plaster and gave it a modern update. Slick silver grey bedding that has an almost space age quality. This is my favourite! It can work in so many settings and is understated cool, plus it has a little masculine edge so is perfect for all of you who struggle to get hubby to agree on decor choices! The sheen of the 260 thread count cotton comes through softly. Beautiful.
FLORENCE - inspired by a discovery of marbled papers in the attic
It turns out the previous owner Mary had a bit of a penchant for interior design. Upon the discovery of the marbled papers, and inspired by their Italian honeymoon to Florence where Marbling was a prominent material, Florence was born. The peachy pink is right on trend with Pantone's colour of the year, Rose Quartz (by complete accident, the 2LG come from the same school of thought as me when it comes to trends), but nevertheless will suit many a modern home. It's so subtle and sophisticated.
Mary - inspired by the anaglypta wallpaper present throughout the property
Mary is a little bit of old English tradition mixed with new Stockholm vibes. It pairs incredibly well with light airy rooms and pale woods. I also loved it when it was styled in a dark room for the event though, which shows it's super adaptable. Again it fits perfectly into Pantone's colour of the year pairing, so I'm sure will be a big hit.