Most of my adult life, gravitating to the Ralph Lauren section of every store is natural and comfortable. The colors and textures are soothing and put a smile on your face. The designs are traditional and stand the test of time. At first, the products seem expensive, but when the bedding lasts for 20+ years when cared for correctly – the investment is justified.
I am guessing it was a match made in heaven when in 1989 I was promoted to manage the Bed and Bath department in Macy’s Dallas Galleria. The top-selling brand at the time was the Ralph Lauren Home area and I couldn’t get enough of it. This is when learning how to delegate responsibility and understand how to develop cross functional relationships became invaluable to my immediate and future success.
Start with a basic palette, this allows you to add-on as the years go. A couple of collections come to mind: The Bedford Collection is neutral beige and The Haberdashery Collection is gray. Either of these are enhanced with florals, stripes and bold solids when you want to update the look.