At Home With Parachute Home
There is a new bedding company in town in case you haven’t heard! Parachute is a home essentials brand based in Venice Beach. They’re all about simple, beautiful designs constructed out of luxurious and high quality materials. Parachute is a direct-to-consumer business. By partnering directly with the best manufacturers in Europe, they’re able to offer superior products at a lower cost.
It’s not crazy colorful or patterned pieces that can amp up a bedroom – it’s soft textures and sophisticated design that matter. So we partnered with Parachute on this post to showcase some of their products throughout my house, layering in with things I already owned to demonstrate you how you can incorporate them into your own home, too. Sans the newborn. Unless you have a baby, in which case I recommend laying your newborn on your new bedding, post bath, too!
For our bedroom I played with their Essential Quilt, which is a modern update to the classic box quilt design. It’s visually appealing, but it’s not until you feel it that you understand how amazing it is. Brian and I have different feelings about linen on the bed: I looove the look and feel of linen but Brian thinks it’s kinda scratchy and prefers a cotton percale type fabric. Fortunately, this quilt combines the two! It’s made with washed linen on the front and percale on the reverse, coupling the lightweight, subtly textured qualities of linen with the soft, lived-in feel of percale. PLUS it reflects the light in such a pretty way, making it super photogenic (which is something
Brian really cares about).
I was going to just style all the white together but figured I’d cozy it up with a few pillows I already owned (Rebecca Atwood on left and Target on right). For most people it’s this time of the year called “winter” (although it feels nothing like that currently here in LA with these current temperatures). The point is, you can mix it with anything, because white is the happiest neutral that freshens up any bed.
And then I found this prop that I had been meaning to style with, and she’s perfect for highlighting any bedding.
Buy some bedding and put your baby on it. That’s the secret to my blog now. It was kinda an accident (obviously Parachute didn’t ask me to put my baby on their product), but as I was bathing her in the master bathroom, we were shooting in the bedroom. So afterward I plopped her down on the bed and Jess couldn’t stop herself from photographing her! I was physically, and mentally incapable of not showing you.
If you don’t have a newborn, you can also opt for a cat. It’s a whole family blog post, apparently. . .
In the living room, we played with the same Essential Quilt but in the most perfect indigo shade I’ve ever seen. This is the linen side facing upward.
Not everyone has a sofa that’s so easy to cover with a throw in a modern looking way, but I love how this quilt instantly transforms my sofa into something dark and cozy for the winter months. My motto is “if you can’t feel winter with the weather then force it with the decor.” While I love the cream Sunbrella fabric that we reupholstered the sofa with (kid friendly, easy to wash, etc), this is WAY softer y’all. It’s a queen size bed quilt, but sometimes throws can be so small on a large sofa, especially when trying to cuddle with your family of four. Although the whole cuddling thing doesn’t exactly happen as Charlie is passed the age of forced cuddling, but it’s still my fantasy.
Now to the pillows in this collection. Here’s a tip for y’all. Remember how I love the extra long bed pillow for the bed? Well, if a sham doesn’t have a flange and has a back envelope type enclosure then you can use it on other places than your bed – a bench, your sectional, etc. It’s basically as big as a 24″x24″ pillow but its rectangular instead and nothing is wrong with that.
I’d like to point something very important out – the Parachute pillows are genius. On their standard and king size pillows (and shams, shown here), they have back envelope closures – not open sides. This is a revelation and has stylists around the country smiling. None of that messy fabric hanging off the side of the pillow! For years we have had to obsessively style those open sides so they don’t look messy. . . and yet they still do. It’s insane that it took a company so long to invent this. Genius.
Anyway, that large indigo blue pillow is part of the Essential Quilt collection and like its parents, it’s great. Don’t just use it on the bed. It really depends on your sofa, but if you have a big cozy sofa (think large-scale and casual), then this could absolutely work on there, too. Look how pretty it is on my bench, after all.
Also despite how fake those flowers look, you must know that they are real. And despite how cute that mug is, you must know that it’s the most annoying mug in the world to drink out of as you have to have a TINY finger to fit in that tiny brass hole in order to drink from it.
Alright now for a sneak peek downstairs. I have yet to reveal much of it as I’m pitching it for press that won’t let me, but here is a TINY peek into the new guest room with some pretty Parachute bedding on it.
That duvet cover, the Heathered Stripe, is great for those of you who want something that feels more textured and looks warmer than a simple white duvet cover. Somehow it feels more ‘dude’ to me, which is perfect since this space is way more dude.
We added that indigo and navy cashmere throw because, well, why not? Which is a great gift, by the way. No one has ever rejected a cashmere throw in the history of gift giving.
The duvet is also a great one if you want a low maintenance wrinkle solution. It’s so textured and full of stitching that it makes wrinkles look chic!
So there you have it. Simple, luxurious bedding at a more reasonable pricepoint than most high end bedding. It’s still a splurge, don’t get me wrong. But if you are ready to invest, if you love premium quality home goods designed in a really simple way, and if crawling into an extremely soft bed gives you an inordinate amount of happiness, then Parachute Home is your boo.
Here are a few of my favorites – although as you can tell from what I previously said, everything they have is really a win win.