The spirit of Mexico is rippling through through the showroom of Ellery Homestyles, which this week unveiled the Blissliving Home collection in top of bed and soft windows.
This is the first Blissliving Home introduction by Ellery, which is produced under license. The collection was inspired by Blissliving Home creator and ceo Mei Xu’s travels in Mexico City.
The collection encompasses duvets, comforters, coverlets, quilts, decorative pillows, throws, blankets and soft window.
“I could not be prouder of the results. I can now look at this collection as a whole and still feel inspired by the life, the art, and the passion of Frida Kahlo and enchanted by the magic that is Mexico City,” said Xu.
The Frida duvet set features a bold dahlia flower in hues of fuchsia in a painterly hand on a navy watercolor background. The floral reverses to a more masculine navy-and-white stripe print also designed in a watercolor technique. Coordinates include the Dahlia “kissing” pillow, the whimsical Pajaro pillow, and the Pueblo pillow in lime green, as well as a navy-colored Temi throw.
Named after The Blue House in Coyoacan where Frida Kahlo lived with her husband, the muralist Diego Rivera, the Casa Azul duvet cover is an abstract watercolor print in a blue-and-white story that reverses to a grounding solid dark navy. Coordinates include the Bordado pillow, Cielo pillow, and Marina pillow along with the Temi throw in snow white.
The Madero duvet set, inspired by the 16th century House of Tiles, mixes and matches a selection of talavera tiles patterns in a bright color palette that is toned down by a patina texture. Pillow shams are adorned with heavy embroidery. Coordinates include the Luminoso, Macarena, and Viva Mexico throw pillows as well as the Temi throw in a selection of vibrant colors.
The Zocalo duvet set, named after the main square in Mexico City’s historic center, is a rich woven jacquard featuring an Aztec inspired black-and-white pattern with an ikat southwestern feel. Accent pillows reflect Mexico’s culture of fiestas and parades. The Craneo pillow with an embroidered floral skull is inspired by the Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) and by Frida Kahlo’s unique style of hair decoration. The Poncho pillow is embellished wit eclectic fringes and heavy embroidery.
“Mei has inspired an exciting collaboration between our design, merchandising, and sourcing assets in launching this partnership,” said Hugh Rovit, ceo of Ellery Homestyles.
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