Designers get to do some incredibly cool stuff, including globe-hopping in the name of research. And what better way to be inspired than on the shores of a postcard-perfect Italian lake town, among drool-worthy scenery and gorgeous textiles?
Annie sends a big hello from Lake Como, Italy, this year’s home of Proposte, an invitation-only showcase of the finest in European furnishing fabrics. (Also part-time residence of George Clooney. Annie assures us she’ll pass along our contact info.) Located on the third-largest lake in the country, Lake Como has been a popular getaway for the well-connected since ancient Roman times, and is known for its mild weather, grand villas and palaces, street markets, luxurious gardens, wild boars, and kamikaze motorcyclists. For a jaw-dropping mini tour, check out this video.
Based on this Lake Como vista, Annie created a room palette. Not content to rest there, she also hand-picked four Pine Cone Hill bedding coordinates (Briar Crewel pillow, Interlaken Juniper coverlet, Classic Hemstitch sheets in ivory, and Windsor fleece throw in juniper) based on the palette—for a ka-ching, ka-ching total of almost $800—and she’s giving them away to one lucky reader. All you have to do is tell us which place is tops on your travel wish list in the comments below! The giveaway starts on Wednesday, May 9, and runs until 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, May 11. (View the full rules here.)
Congratulations to our winner, Linda D. from Texas!