Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Real Housewives

Real Housewife Bethenny, just hanging out with the girls

Even though last night's The Real Housewives of New York City premiere did not leave me bowled over with style inspiration, I did spot one pretty thing amongst the coffee talk.  

I don't know if it was the blue chain embroidery on Bethenny's bed linens or the Greek-key hem of her dress, but either way I am suddenly yearning for a crisp new duvet cover for Spring. (If anyone knows the manufacturer of the pattern, please share). In the meantime I have found some tempting options.

"Fiorentina" from Matouk is a simplified, graphic chain.

At a slightly lower thread-count, Williams Sonoma Home's Greek Key duvet is the more affordable option.

For a witty recap of the show we love to hate (to love) be sure to check out the Scented Glossy Magazines unofficial "Real Housewives" fansite.

16 comments:

perfect bound said...

Not crazy about the show but I do love the white dress with blue hem. I also got caught up in bravo's matchmaker show last night. did I miss something? did the world go madd???

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Brilliant - you are one observant chickateeta!

I'm impressed

Me, Myself & I said...

Good eye.

Darn...I missed the show! I forgot it was on!

pve design said...

Ronda, over at "All the best" posted about some linens like these....
Real, perhaps another "word" should be used.
They look like dream housewives to me!

SGM said...

I don't remember this scene--maybe I blacked out? Pretty pretty (the Greek key, not me).

SGM
Fulfilling your Housewives Hunger since '07

Brilliant Asylum said...

Agreed--nothing "real" about these nut jobs. I am addicted though.

SGM--I cheated. This is a clip from that "meet the housewives" teaser show they did last month. I think the full scene will be part of next weeks episode. I should have known better than to try and pull one over on you.

Style Court said...

Isn't there a catalog with sort of an Austrian sounding name -- Sweitzer or something -- that has the linens like these, often seen on Miles Redd beds?

Style Court said...

http://www.schweitzerlinen.com/

Brilliant Asylum said...

Schweitzer has beautiful linens. Very tempting.

Michelle said...

Brilliant Asylum, I have to say... your comments about the Real Housewives over on SGM's blog are killing me!! So damn hilarious (and dead on, too). Your comment about Ramona's side barrette a la Chrissy from Three's Company almost made me fall out of my chair. You gals really make my day. Thank you, thank you.
PS - Love your blog. I always look forward to your thoughtful and beautiful posts.

hazel said...

Check out Leontine Linens. I think they do it!
http://leontinelinens.com/content/styles/borders-applique.html

girl meets glamour said...

Lovely bedding, and great alternative with the WS collection. I haven't watched the show yet, but with all the buzz I guess I ought to catch up!!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Thanks Michelle. I am a little too obsessed with this show. It's a trashy, train-wreck and I cannot turn away. I am glad that SGM gives me a place to vent every Wednesday morning.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Hazel, the Leontine borders are nothing short of incredible. I want every single thing from their collection.

John H. said...

I was a bit underwhelmed by the show too. Do all housewives have generally bad taste?

And did anyone else recognize Bethenny as a former contestant on Martha Stewart: The Apprentice??? I didn't hear any mention of that.

Anonymous said...

I love the chain like effect on the pillow cases. Very impressed by that.

-Zane of ontario honey