The Trendy Bed Press Release – 2013 Best of Corona Award

2013 Best of Corona

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Cathy Campbell Internet Sales Receives 2013 Best of Corona Award

Corona Award Program Honors the Achievement

CORONA December 4, 2013 — Cathy Campbell Internet Sales has been selected for the 2013 Best of Corona Award in the Miscellaneous General Business Services category by the Corona Award Program.

Each year, the Corona Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Corona area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Corona Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Corona Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Corona Award Program

The Corona Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Corona area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Corona Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Corona Award Program

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Eclectic Trendy Bedroom Designs

The Trendy Home would like to welcome a new guest blogger Lisa Jolan for Shop 4 Furniture.

Bedrooms are the most important area in a home. In most cases, the setting of a bedroom reflects the personality of the occupants. The room’s main purpose is sleeping although a few designs also incorporate study areas within a bedroom. Whichever the case, the appearance of the bedroom has a large effect on the mind-set of the occupants.

Research has even proven that the sleeping environment determines the kinds of dreams people are likely to experience. If the environment is dull, smelly or disorganized there is a higher risk of encountering nightmares. It is therefore essential to have a good bedroom with a nice layout. A much more desirable effect is created in a room that is uniquely designed with trendy ideas.

Desirable, Peaceful Bedroom

Desirable, Peaceful Bedroom

Artwork:
Bedrooms that have incorporated artwork always have a marvellous appearance. The graphic quilts hanged on the walls get rid of the plain look common in traditional wall settings. Walls with wallpapers that feature interesting patterns also have the same effect. Some people choose to complement their bedroom artwork with printed bedding, which also creates a heavy effect. Others even go a step further by complimenting the bedding print with similar styles on other accessories in the bedroom, such as lampshades. Bedrooms with elegant stripes on walls and bedding for some reason always seem to have the proper dimensions. Bedrooms with colorful and vibrant pictures and artwork pieces usually portray element of charm.

Trendy Artwork

Color:

Color has the most decorative effect in any bedroom. It also has the ability to arouse various kinds of moods in people. In addition to giving priority to one’s tastes and preferences, most people select the colors that promote ease and create maximum comfort. Most people with fascinating color themes in their rooms would agree selecting the best colors could be a very difficult task with the many interesting options available. Neutral colors like cream, beige, white, and grey are a very popular trend today for their simple yet sophisticated look. Neutral colors are soothing and blend well with all kinds of colors featured on any other material added into the room.

Neutral Colors

Bedrooms with golden tones have a lavish as well as magical appearance; the tone usually blends well with any type of bedroom accessory. Most people would desire a relaxing effect in their bedrooms and therefore featuring blue or green together with their shades. Couples experiencing boredom in their relationship opt for red, being an energizing color. The color plays a major role in stirring up the romance in a room although it may not be favorable for people having trouble with getting sleep. Most people finding it difficult to settle for either of these colors usually combine them to create a crazy color scheme. Rooms with the crazy color scheme usually have varied effects from the different colors featured in the theme. The spontaneity of the scheme creates a vibrant mood; people rarely get bored with this color scheme.

Trendy with a little Drama

Trendy, with a Dash of Drama!

Lighting:
Large full height windows are very popular in the current trends. They give a clear view on the outdoors and allow maximum penetration of sunlight that brightens up the rooms they are featured in. Artificial lighting has more effect in a room than the natural light. All rooms have an overhead general lighting, which is often inadequate for a stylish room. Most of these lighting flatten spaces creating a muddy effect on the colors featured on walls. The designs that replace the plain fixtures with luxury crystal chandeliers would transform the whole setting.

Luxurious and Romantic at it’s BEST!

Spontaneous people use colored bulbs or colored translucent lampshades to create a dramatic effect in the bedroom, although featuring them in rooms with study areas would be absurd. Rooms with pendant lights or a series of pendants with bright shades have a burst of color and sculptural detail that are marvelous. Most bedrooms with study areas have track lighting. Track lighting and recede lighting with very bright bulbs are perfect for the functional purpose of these rooms although they also give a glamorous effect. Fun bedrooms with a modern touch usually have trendy and uniquely designed lighting fixture. Accent lighting makes the most impact in the rooms that portray a classy as well as elegant appeal.

Using Lighting to make a Statement.

Furniture
Wooden pieces give a room a luxurious and elegant feel. Larger bedrooms that feature wooden bed frames create a feeling of safety. Some bedroom designs place furniture at an angle to create a focal point. All the furniture in the room arranged in order creates a visual balance; therefore both small and large pieces should be placed near each other.

Light Wood Furniture with White and Brass Bed

Accessories:
Accessorizing a bedroom is the best inexpensive way in which most people use to enhance the appearance of bedrooms. It is a very simple process, which can be applied on a low budget. Some people incorporate simple things to create amazing results. Featuring fun pictures with beautiful frames removes the boredom in any room. Since plants give indoor settings an outdoor experience, nature lover opt for the idea. They also add flowers in pots with trendy designs for a fancy natural look. Some people choose to have similar designs on the picture frames as on the pots. Tissue dispensers or dustbins that much with the pillowcases or bed covers give the room an interesting look.

Accessorizing is a personal and beautiful touch to any bedroom

Furniture, colors, accessories, patterns, and all other elements in a room enhance the appearance, make a small room spear larger, and reduce spaces in large rooms. People settle for ideas especially color themes, after having an inner recollection of the effect they would have. Colors for instance, have varied effects on different people. The red color usually has a relaxing effect on the Chinese while the same color would trigger aggressive feelings among British.

Using Color, Lighting, Accessories, and Furniture to create a Beautiful Trendy Bedroom!

This Post is written by Lisa Jolan. Writing is my passion and I have written many articles for Shop 4 Furniture and for different home improvement blogs. Connect with me on Twitter @LisaJolan

Thank you Lisa for today’s blog,  beautiful samples of some great bedroom idea’s, for more idea’s visit us at The Trendy Bed, the one stop for Made To Order and Customize Bedding.

Cathy C

 

 

 

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What is the difference between a Quilt and a Coverlet?

To Quilt it… or Coverlet it…?

I had a customer ask me this question today and I’m sure she’s not alone;  I’m going to try my best to describe the difference but when it comes down to it, it’s a personal preference!

What is a Quilt?  The dictionary say:  A bed cover made by stitching together firmly two layers of cloth or patch work with some soft and warm substance (as wool or cotton) between them.

"Grace" by Taylor Linens

Grace by Taylor Linens @ The Trendy Bed.com

Quilts like the one above are so beautiful with elegant quilting with beautiful antique inspired designs they are often used as the top layer of your bed.  During those cooler months this bedding style would be good combined with an electric blanket as some people prefer that to using the heaver comforters.

Nantucket Quilt & Duvet Cover by Taylor Linens

.Nantucket Quilt & Duvet Cover @ The Trendy Bed

In the picture above the Nantucket Quilt is used along with the Nantucket Duvet Cover.  Layering your bed like this makes it useable in all weathers, during your warmer months flip your duvet cover back and just use your quilt for a light weight cover.  When the nights get colder your layered to keep the heat in and that chill out!

Heartland by Lasting Impressions @ The Trendy Bed

Heartland by Lasting Impressions @ The Trendy Bed

Where did quilts come from?  They were usually made from left over scrapes of material sewn together to make a pattern; and that is where we get the term “Patchwork Quilt” .  Today these  “patchwork” quilts are too beautiful to cover up.  What I am seeing is these patchwork quilts being combined with a solid matelasse quilt to add texture and color to the bed.

Patchwork quilt & Solid Matelasse by C&F @ The Trendy Bed

Patchwork quilt & Solid Matelasse by C&F @ The Trendy Bed

What is a Coverlet? In the dictionary is say’s “Bedspread”  In a way that is correct;  Bedding by Maine Heritage Weavers (Bates Bedspreads) makes beautiful Matelasse and Candlewick bedspreads along with Coverlet, which is a shorter version of a bedspread.  Below is their Martha’s Choice inspired by George Washington,  he chose the original of this bedspread for his bride.

Martha's Choice Bedspread by Maine Heritage Weavers

Martha’s Choice Bedspread by Maine Heritage Weavers

Martha's Choice Coverlet by Maine Heritage Weavers

Martha’s Choice Coverlet by Maine Heritage Weavers

 

Another great sample of this is the Bedspread and Coverlets by Ellery Homestyles in their Historic Charleston Collection.  Their King Charles collection offers bedspreads, coverlet, bedskirt, shams, and decorative pillows giving to the original meaning of a Coverlet.

 

King Charles Matelasse Coverlet by Ellery Homestyles

King Charles Matelasse Coverlet by Ellery Homestyles

King Charles Matelasse Bedspread by Ellery Homestyles

King Charles Matelasse Bedspread by Ellery Homestyles

I truly feel that was the vision behind the coverlet,  just the shorter version of the Bedspread;  not everyone wants their bedding to lay on the floor to get caught in the vacuum, kids to step on and pull off the fringes. (I remember all those from when I was younger and my parents had a bedspread very similar to Martha’s choice)

I hope you enjoyed my little blog today;  To coverlet it… or to quilt it…?

What do you think, do you prefer the Quilts, or do you prefer the Coverlets?

Have a great week.

Cathy

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Dress your bed in Patchwork…

I’m just a Country Girl at Heart!

Yes, I was born and raised for the first 24 years of my life back in York, Pennsylvania.  The Battlefields of Gettysburg and the lives of the Amish in Lancaster were my backyards.   Did you know that York, PA was the first Capital of the United States?

With this history about me, now you know why I was so excited to find these beautiful patchwork quilts from Lasting Impressions, VHC,Inc.

New for 2012 “Heartland“   Beautiful Quilts with matching Bed Skirt, Shams, Pillows, and Coordinating window treatment.

Also new for 2012 “Lancaster” Seeks comfort and country Sophistication with these Quilts, Bed Skirts, Shams, Pillows, and matching window treatment.

I just fell in love with this pillow, I have seen so many carriages growing up back in York.  When I was a child we would drive across the Susquehanna River into Lancaster and these carriages would be all over the place. (I’m talking over 50 years ago) I’m sure things are a little different today,  but a very proud group of respectful people.

The Amish were well known for there patchwork quilts and the pattern above know as “Wedding Ring Quilt“  this style of quilt was given to the newlyweds as a wedding gift as a token of their love.

This Patriotic Patch quilt is a good sample of what a patchwork quilt originally was,  it was to make good use of left-over scrapes of fabric; really came back in America during the depression as a necessity to keep warm.

Hope you enjoyed these beautiful patchwork quilts, from the Heartland of America to the Patriotic Patch of today, along with a little history of my younger days.

My mother was a member of the “Daughters of the American Revolution” ,  so as you can see I’m a true American Country Girl!

Come and check these and all the other Patchwork Quilts by Lasting Impressions at The Trendy Bed.com.

Cathy

 

 

 

 

 

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Color in The Bedroom

Color Makes The Bedroom Go Round…

I was looking at my Better Homes and Garden and I came across this picture and I just had to share…

Frame your Bed

How to make a statement that says “WOW”…   And talk about easy…  Soft lavender paint frames the bed and that is framed with a  deeper shade of Lavender that says “Look at ME”!

The white headboard just pops against that soft lavender and the bedding is made with shades of Lavender, Purple, and Black.    Those black side tables really bring out the black in the duvet cover.

This idea can be done in any color to liven up the dullest of rooms, try shades of Turquoise and Teal,  Pink and Coral,  let your imagination run away and remember:  Have fun, color makes the world go round.

Drama!!!  Do you want a Dash of Drama in the Bedroom?

Trendy with a little Drama

This striking black headboard and chandelier demand attention from one’s eye and brings deliberate drama to this sky blue backdrop.

To add additional spice mix elaborate bedding patterns with feminine touches of red or magenta.

These looks can easily be duplicated and by adding your own flair for design, make them your own.

Hope you enjoyed these two decorating ideas, and please add your comments and idea and share them with other readers.

Cathy

 

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Country Beautiful at The Trendy Bed!

Get it HERE at The Trendy Bed!

I was looking at my Better Homes and Garden on line and I came across this picture and I said,  “Boy, that looks like our Bryant Park quilt by Taylor Linens.

Vintage Country

Vintage Country Bed

 

In the article it talks about how to make this feed-sack-covered headboard.   How a large feed sack provides enough fabric to cover a twin-size headboard.  HOW?  OK, Staple two layers of batting over the front side of a piece of plywood, and then staple the feed sack on top of the balling.  Pull the fabric taut as you add staples to the center of each side and then as you work your way to the corners.  For an elegant finish, nail a piece of architectural salvage to the top of the upholstered headboard.

If you are anything like my husband and I, we could spend the whole day going through antique malls just looking for that right item to finish a room, one just brings it all together.

If you like the look above, check out our Bryant Park by Taylor Lines here at The Trendy Bed.com...

Bryant Park

Bryant Park by Taylor Linens

I can not tell for sure if this is the SAME quilt, but if you like the look above this will give you that same great Vintage Country look!

Bryant Park Shams

Bryant Park Shams

Close up of Bryant Park pillows and shams, showing that great county charm that Taylor Linens brings to all there designs.

Check out all of Taylor Linens quilts, duvet covers, and sheeting all at The Trendy Bed.com

Thank you and have a GREAT day!

Cathy

 

 

 

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Trendy and Luxurious…

The Trendy Bed get’s a new supplier…

The Trendy bed is once again excited to add a new supplier of Luxury bedding to their platform… Victor Mill Bedding.

Victor Mill, Incorporated is a designer and manufacturer of affordable luxury bedding, window treatments and accessories with a distinctive style.

Jamestown by Victor Mill now @ The Trendy Bed

Jamestown by Victor Mill now @ The Trendy Bed

Our bedding and accessories are manufactured in our Greenville, South Carolina facility and the company focuses on producing the finest quality bedding one piece at a time. In order to meet the diverse needs of retailers and interior designers, Victor Mill offers collections ranging from traditional, contemporary, tropical and many other designs which allow us to meet diverse needs of today’s bedding customers.

Elysee by Victor Mill now @ The Trendy Bed

Elysee by Victor Mill now @ The Trendy Bed

Through the use of stylish color combinations, elegant, high quality fabrics, opulent trimmings and stylish textures, Victor Mill offers one of the best designer bedding collections in the market.

The Trendy Bed added their Group A, we have Group B and Group C , coming soon.     Most of their styles have matching Daybed, “lined” window treatment and shower curtains.

Jamestown Daybed by Victor Mill now @ The Trendy Bed

Jamestown Daybed by Victor Mill now @ The Trendy Bed

 

Watch us grow through 2012,  I have new TRENDY bedding coming this spring, and remember:

Cathy  XOXO

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The Trendy Crib…

The Trendy Bed adds The Trendy Crib

We are proud to announce that we have added Crib Bedding to The Trendy Bed… we picked up a new supplier “Trend Lab” and we have started to add their product line to The Trendy Bed.

Versailles Bank & White @ The Trendy Bed

Versailles Black & White

Add style and sophistication to your nursery with our new Versailles collection in Black and White,  also comes in Pink and White.   You can get everything in this picture!

Dr. Seuss ABC Collection @ The Trendy Bed

Dr. Seuss ABC Collection @ The Trendy Bed

Big A, little A, what begins with ?  The Dr. Seuss ABC collection features a modern stylish color palette sure to complement any nursery.   Dr. Seuss is a new line from Trend Lab and The Trendy Bed.  You can find everything on this page at The Trendy Bed.com all on one page for your convenience.

Here is a GREAT link for all new expecting  Mom’s and Dad’s:   Infant Bedding and Crib Safety: Naptime to Nighttime

Hope you enjoy our new addition to The Trendy Home’s – The Trendy Bed – The Trendy Crib.

Cathy

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Bedroom Decor from The Trendy Home…

Make a Statement…

Elevate your bedroom to new heights with this beautiful Canopy Bed.

Making A Statement...

 

If privacy is your objective add sheer panels to wrap your bed in gorgeous folds of fabric.

You may find this room beckons you to  retire earlier at night when you make your space more than just for sleeping;  by pairing a chair and table to create an intimate space to share a night cap or your first cup of coffee.

This look can be easily created with a White Duvet Cover, White shams, and White Curtain panels all from Taylor Linens at The Trendy Bed.com.

Hope you enjoyed this tip and thank you Better Homes and Garden for your beautiful bedroom pictures.

Have a great week and make your home:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy

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A NEW Look at The Trendy Bed!

The Trendy Bed Get’s a face lift…

 

 

 

The Trendy Bed was started in August, 2008 all because I couldn’t find a BLACK bed skirt for my son’s bed and in these three years it has grown from just bed skirts to a full on-line bedding store.   Never to forgot my original idea you can still get bed skirts in over 20 some colors, fabric choices, custom drop lengths, styles, and designs but now with matching comforters, quilts, duvet covers, and shams for a complete Trendy Bed look.

The Trendy Bed has been with Mayfield Manufacturing from the beginning bringing us our custom sizes, 2-Tone comforters, and matching window treatment.

Also new at The Trendy Bed is some new bedding styles from Royal Plaza Textiles, Royal Plaza Textiles brings us our great Egyptian Cotton bedding along with beautiful Duvet Cover Sets and this fall some beautiful Comforter sets in the new Fall colors.

With the Winter months soon approaching it’s time to get those heavy Down Comforters out.   The Trendy Bed has a great selection of Down and Alternative Down comforters and pillows in Light, Medium, and Heavy weight from Royal Plaza and Downright.

At The Trendy Bed we strive to give our customers a complete shopping experience bringing you new products from some old traditions taught to them by their parents in the skill of weaving America’s favorite terry / candlewick and matelasse bedspreads from Maine Heritage Weavers.

Our newest addition to The Trendy Bed is our partnership with Taylor Linens here in Southern California.   We feel we have found a quality of bedding that will last for years, if not generations with their beautiful Quilts,  Duvet Covers, Shams, Sheets, and Bed Skirts.

White Laura's Quilt

Hope you enjoy the new look of The Trendy Bed along with our new products,  keep coming back as I am always working to bring you new products and new ideas.

Sincerely,

Cathy Campbell

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