By David Gill
The first quarter of each year is a busy time for many home-furnishings vendors--particularly for Blissliving Home, the bedding-products manufacturer based in Rockville, Md.
Blissliving's early-year schedule has already included a stop at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, the New York International Gift Fair and the Las Vegas Market. The company displayed three new bed ensembles at all three of these shows, with designs ranging from neutral and quiet to brightly colored and dramatic.
Blissliving's new Kew duvet set is a trellis print design in a coloration combining chocolate brown and white, and is made with 300 thread-count cotton sateen. The Paradise duvet set features a design depicting screen-printed tropical leaves in a neutral colorway, and is also made with 300-count cotton sateen.
For Kew and Paradise, the twin sets include one duvet cover and one pillow sham, while the queen and king sets come with one duvet cover and two shams. The duvet covers have a button enclosure, and the shams have an envelope closure.
The most dramatic design among the three introductions is seen on the Bliss Kids Arts Festival duvet set. The new ensemble was created from Aria Curameng's winning design submitted to the Bliss Kids Arts Festival, a national children's bedding-design competition. The competition was hosted by Blissliving in association with the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, and took place from March to April of last year.
Curameng's design depicts a screen print of elephants and florals surrounding a large head with a wreath around the brow. It's executed in a manner that evokes mosaics and in bright colors of all shades on a white background. For the Bliss Kids Arts Festival ensemble, the queen set includes a duvet cover and two pillow shams, while the twin set includes a duvet cover and one sham. As with both Kew and Paradise, the duvet covers have a button closure, and the sham has an envelope closure. All three ensembles are priced to retail at $225 for a twin set, $275 for a full/queen set and $295 for a king duvet.