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When a Manhattan couple relocated to Greenwich, Connecticut in 2012 they chose Sex in the City set decorators, Lydia Marks and Lisa Frantz, to recreate the quirky-cool opulence of Carrie Bradshaw’s interiors. Marks and Frantz, who used ANICHINI extensively throughout the Sex in the City series and films, chose it again for the couples’ home.

Fast forward to today and the couple has moved again. The new home is featured in this month’s issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. For the designers’ second collaboration with the client, they were charged with updating the interior of a classic Colonial into something a little more bold and unpredictable. “We wanted to do Greenwich, but in a funky way. We carried over a lot of what we had [from the previous house] and tried to be resourceful,” says Frantz. “We pulled together classic looks and shapes because the house called for it, then we put it together in a more contemporary fashion.”

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With it’s ombré shading and super-sized Renaissance pattern, Anichini’s  Marte bedding answered the couples desire for unusual color combinations and an interesting mix of materials in the bedroom. Marte turns a rather predictable Italianate design into something fresh and contemporary.

“Because of our work with character development and brand development both in print and television,” says Marks, “we’ve gotten adept to taking words people use to describe what they want to express in their homes and bringing those ideas into reality. We often use combinations people don’t necessarily think would work together—that’s where beauty comes in and personality starts.”

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Also featured in the master bedroom are ANICHINI’s Raso bedding and a handloomed silk Kanishka bedskirt.
To see more of this inspired home visit Connecticut Cottages and Gardens and Marks and Frantz. Images and materials from these two sources.

Jun 152015
 

Architectural Digest June 2015 Cover

Anichini's La Collezione Turkish Bedding | Architectural Digest's Most Wanted for June

 

For Architectural Digest‘s Most Wanted List this June AD editors selected their must-have items, from simple pleasures to ultimate luxuries. We are pleased to be featured first on the list:

“An intricate take on Ottoman folk art, Anichini’s Turkish collection of bedding makes for chic summer slumbers. The Egyptian-cotton-percale linens are embroidered in Italy in an array of colors.” See more from the Most Wanted List here, see more of La Collezione Turkish bedding here.

All images via Architectural Digest.

Jun 082015
 

Anichini's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

The Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

“Anichini has had a long standing relationship with a wonderful man who produces our hand loomed cashmere in Nepal. As far as I am concerned, he produces the best cashmere products I have ever experienced.

Because we work with small companies, we get to know each other very well. True friendships develop.

As you know, the earthquakes in Nepal have been devastating. I just read that donations have slowed down but that there is still very much work to be done. We hope that you will participate in our fund raiser for Nepal. All the monies collected will go to our supplier who will disburse them directly to people in need.

This fundraiser will continue for the remainder of 2015.”

– Susan Dollenmaier, Founder

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