We chat to Kate Pascoe Squires, one half of the divine textiles and soft furnishings brand, Kate & Kate. The Kate & Kate design aesthetic is renowned for its clean lines, geometric shapes and love of both colour and monochrome.
What colour tones are in this season when it comes to bedding?
There are lots of rich jewel and earthy tones making an appearance this season. For winter, we have produced a hand-woven bed throw (called Floss) in the most divine earthy rose colour… so stunning when worked back with a white base. There’s a lot of deep greens showing up as well.
How many cushions are too many when it comes to styling your bed?
Believe it or not, I am a minimalist when it comes to cushions on beds. Couches, I pile them on, but I like a single statement cushion on a bed. Something that has lovely texture to it (I am a huge linen fan) and always a feather insert. It also saves time at night when you are ready to jump in… and in the morning, when you are making your bed!
Layer it up. I am obsessed with layers of different textures, all usually in white – linen on linen on linen. I use our linen throws all the time on my bed (the old, super washed and faded ones are my favourite), along with our hand-woven White Night cotton bed throw. Don’t make things too neat or perfect – if you invest in good quality sheets, blankets and throws, it will look fabulous when all thrown together. Trust me!
What is your advice for introducing prints?
Use prints sparingly. Although they photograph beautifully, just remember your bedroom should be a place of peaceful relaxation – so you don’t want to be visually bombarded. That said, a cheeky peek of a print, say on a fitted sheet or a statement cushion, is really lovely and can add depth to your bedroom look.
What are your favourite bedding styles this season?
I am always about a white bed – it’s not very adventurous I know, but there is nothing that gives me more joy than fresh white linen bedding! That said, I am also very excited about all the textures that have been coming through in bedding textiles over the last few seasons. A tassel, some pompoms, hand woven loveliness, screen printed patterns… the list goes on.