Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.

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One of our most popular prints, The Jenny, is back in stock by popular demand! Jenny was conceived as a poppy 1960s floral. The original artwork was actually painted in black, and was scanned, put into repeat, re-colored it from there. We wanted to play with the girliness of the floral by using colors that were just slightly off from what you might expect. T chartreuse, coral, pale blue and peach with a subtle dollop of yellow here keep the print bright and cheerful- but with a slight edge that keeps it from going saccharine.

I loved pairing it with Versailles wallpaper by Cole & Sons which matches the coral in the print perfectly, and balances it with it’s unexpected taupe grounding. We broke up the floral on the bed with accent pique coverlet/shams (coming soon to Biscuit) and a pale blue velvet bolster pillow. Add in a neutral rug, vintage side table, and quirky antique lamp and accents, the space is feminine and sweet without being childish or cloying.

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Thank you to those who have been patiently awaiting Jenny’s return! We’re glad to have her back.

I’m hiring!

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At the end of last year, my right-hand lady Valerie moved into a larger role at Biscuit, and since then I have found myself in real need of some assistance. So I am hiring again! When I hired Valerie almost 2 years ago to the day (spooooky) the job description was for a “design assistant”. Since then my role at Biscuit has evolved from primarily client-design work, to creative director. What that entails differs daily, and includes but is not limited to the following: product design & development, marketing, planning/sourcing/staging photoshoots, brand development etc. As my assistant, you will be working with me in all of these capacities, and since my responsibilities vary day to day it is important that you are able to help keep me organized and on track.

We are a small team and the business is growing rapidly, and while that requires some flexibility, it is also a great opportunity to learn about all aspects of the company and grow with us.

 

 

 

Skills:

-Proficiency in photoshop and excel.

-Must be organized, detail oriented, and a self starter, part of your job will be wrangling me and keeping me on track.

-An interest in design & design media (shelter magazines/websites/blogs), social media, and

-A desire to be a part of a team. You will be hired to be my assistant- but you will also be joining a larger Biscuit team and you must be willing to help out with duties around the store and office when needed. That means being friendly, flexible, and knowledgable about our brand.

If you think you are up for the job, please send your resume, and cover letter to design[@]biscuit-home.com subject “Bailey Assistant Applicant: YOUR NAME

Applications must be received by TUESDAY MARCH 22, 2016!

This is a paid position, Monday-Friday 9:00 – 5:00

I look forward to hearing from some of y’all!

I’ve come to talk to you again…

I can’t believe it is March, and I definitely can’t even begin to back up and catch up, so I’m hoping this snazzy info graphic will work like a movie montages to get things up to date.bailey blog post pink

Whew, glad we had this talk. I’ll be back soon with real-time realness.

Marfa is back!

I had such a specific vision for our Marfa print in my head when we were planning our third season, and of all of our prints, Marfa turned out the truest to that vision. The Marfa has always been one of my favorites, and apparently it is one of your favorites too because we were completely sold out of it at the end of the year.

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I love how diverse the Marfa is. I used it in Harry’s nursery, and the Coastal Living bunkroom. I have also used it in really dark, masculine bedrooms, and have seen it look amazing in really pure traditional spaces. We shot the Marfa in this apartment for our Fall lookbook, and it’s a great example of how your bedding can carry more than its fair share of the design weight and visual interest.

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When I first started biscuit, part of the inspiration was my design work with clients who were renting and had restrictions on what we could do to fluff things up. Landlord mandated white walls, pre-installed blinds, builder-grade lighting, and less than ideal flooring situations meant that whatever we brought into the room had to work overtime to provide the visual interest I would normally achieve through paint, lighting, and flooring/window treatments.

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I found in sourcing product that unless you were shopping the ultra-luxury end of the market, you more often than not had to choose either fabric quality or textile design. I have always been most inspired by designer textiles in my client work, delighted to find new patterns and sources for fabrics from the hundreds of fantastic trade options available across a variety of pricepoints- and I couldn’t understand why the same was not true with bedding. 5N2A4904

That realization was the birth of Biscuit. From there I began searching for American manufacturing partners, forming the proper business entities, developing print concepts, refining sewing patterns, quality testing, building the website, hiring and on and on and on down the list of a babillion things that go into starting and growing a company. Shooting this space took me back to that moment of realization, and it was really pleasing to see the real-life solution to that initial problem in action.

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As far as rentals go- or really any dwelling option- this space is pretty dope. The moldings, and other built in architectural details are extremely attractive, the white walls are clean and bright, and they have wood flooring (!)  so they started way ahead of the game. But the room was also awkwardly and unusually large, and without a lot of stuff all that white felt cold. The couple didn’t want to buy more furniture and rugs to fill up the space knowing if they moved, they probably wouldn’t find another room so large and didn’t want the extra baggage.

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They had some fun pieces the brighten things up, like vintage side tables in orange lacquer, a great rug, and a really pretty, simple white canopy bed, but wanted to bring some color onto the bedding to break up the sea of white. They chose the Marfa, and added a cheerful throw pillow, and I love how the print works with their existing pieces. So many times we rely on art and accessories to bring the interest in a room, and keep the bigger more permanent pieces neutral. But in this space you can see how the bedding works to tie their existing pieces together, and provides visual and design interest that otherwise would have had to be achieved with accent pieces they didn’t have, paint they couldn’t use, etc. There actually aren’t a lot of things in this room, but it still feels layered, colorful, happy, and comfortable.

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So glad the Marfa is back in stock- and in our new packaging!! Not a bad start to the new year…

Happy 2016!

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Happy 2016, everyone! I have big hopes for this year. I am turning 30 next month, and even though it’s really just another birthday, it feels like a big transition that I am excited about. I also hope 2016 has great things in store for all of you, and as always, thanks for checking in here! I’ll be back later this week with updates from Biscuit’s lookbook shoots!