Oh. Muh. Gawd. Orla Alert.

9 Mar

So it goes without saying I have a serious Orla problem.  Right?  Multiple handbags.  Visits to mecca, her stores in New York and London.  The canisters.  The wallpaper art.  The adoration.  The drool.  (Read about my Orla passion here, here, here and most recently, here.  And I am sure I have missed a few.)

I have actually been working on a blog post about my dilemma finding the perfect bed linens.  (These things actually take time to percolate.  Sometimes I will let a post roll around in my head for days before it actually sees the light of day.)  I have ordered and returned more linens than I care to admit and have yet to find the thing that hits me right.  My bedroom is special.  It’s my sanctuary.  I need it to be perfect.

Right now, we have a duvet cover from West Elm that I really love.  It is a stem pattern reminiscent of Orla and has a bird on it reminiscent of the Eames.  It’s a calm blue color with gray and navy accents.  But now that I think about our new room and potential new linens, I am feeling the gray.  Of course.  Gray and yellow I think.  I am inspired by a variety of images that are on my Pinterest board.  At least that’s what I thought.

Well Eureka, here it is folks.  Yes.  Orla is coming to my neighborhood in May.  That’s right.  Orla will be at Bed Bath and Beyond.  This post in Apartment Therapy bloody well made my day today.  (And let me tell you, my day needed making.)

Thus far, her linens have only been available at Heal’s in London, one of my favorite shops.  They have an Orla dining table and chairs that I covet.  If only I could figure out how to get it over here without having to ransom my own children.

Last week, I was at a dinner and between the primi and secondi I heard about a new line coming this spring to Bed, Bath & Beyond. It’s the latest project from one of the Apartment Therapy readers’ favorite designers, Orla Kiely.

I mentioned that we’d all really LOVE a sneak peek and today, this hit my inbox. Get ready to get excited for a whole new level of access to the British designer’s home goods for those of us in the US…



We heard the bedding will be available in most Bed, Bath & Beyond stores starting in May. No details yet on pricing or fabric compositions, but based on the retail partner, the design Magic 8 ball says “all signs point to yes” for affordability. I can’t wait to see them in person!

Sigh.  I can’t wait until May.  Linen problem solved.


5 Responses to “Oh. Muh. Gawd. Orla Alert.”

  1. Dana@Mid2Mod March 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    I feel a bedroom redo coming on.

  2. Jamie Shehan {Mommy's Cigar} March 9, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    I have the worst time finding bedding! WORST! Who makes these things anyway? You would think more of them would have awesome taste like we do. Several times I have planned to make our own duvets when I find a nice fabric…and then I don’t. Finding bedding is the pits.

    Oh…and this one is pretty. 🙂

  3. janis - pinecone camp March 9, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    Well it looks like I should have waited! Bed Bath and Beyond? That would have been much more affordable. 😉 Bought a duvet cover in London. Ouch.

    • Brandy March 9, 2012 at 6:50 am #

      I almost did too, except they didn’t have the king! Lucky break, I guess. Do you love it?

      • janis - pinecone camp March 9, 2012 at 6:51 am #

        Sigh. Yes, I do indeed love it. I adore Orly and everything she does. Maybe I should create a spare bedroom to accommodate a new set!

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