When the news was announced that we would be collaborating on a collection with legendary bridal and ready-to-wear designer, Monique Lhuillier, the office went into pull panic mode. What do you wear when you meet one of the most prolific and successful designers ever? Fortunately, we had our friends in Pottery Barn Kids give a few pointers to calm our nerves since they had been through the process having previously collaborated with the fashion designer on her highly successful children’s collection. So with outfits in check, the team met, brainstormed and eventually produced a tabletop and bedding collection that tickled us pink …actual to be honest, the exact hue it left us was rose blush!
Based on a dress from one of her previous bridal collections, the Monique Lhuillier for Pottery Barn collaboration is a celebration of all things that Monique is known for; beautiful color palettes, refined decorative elements and joie de vivre in the whimsical elements such as butterflies used to adorn the collection. As soon as the collection was debuted to the team, we immediately started calling dibs on everything from the elegant glassware to the beautiful duvets, but we restrained, lest there not be any to share with you! While we loved every piece in the collection, we all agreed that there were 5 pieces we think you should not miss…
Monique is a consummate entertainer and loves to celebrate moments, big and small, so it made sense for her to create a tabletop collection for us. The collection is a beautiful mix of casual pieces elevated with Monique’s signature touches – the detail on the pieces is stellar (we are a bit bias) but we are totally smitten with the glass charger! The charger features a geometric rose-gold inlay for a foundation that’s fresh and glamorous and can pair with a classic white plate or a fun patterned salad plate.
Continuing with the celebratory theme, the Margo Champagne Beverage Holder is what any party needs in our opinion. A stunning centerpiece for any event, this shimmering rose-gold beverage holder will keep a few bottles of champagne chilled in style. As Monique says, “You never know when you need it! and honestly we could not agree more!
Glassware is our weakness so it was a no brainer to include the Avril Coupe to our must have list. These coupe stem glasses feature a mix of cut patterns and we loved that we could use them for serving champagne or a signature drink!
However, we couldn’t just keep the love to the tabletop collection because Monique and the team really outdid themselves for the beautiful bedding and linens they produced for the collaboration.
It wasn’t like there was much arm twisting to be done to choose a few beauties, but what immediately caught our eye was the beautiful accent pillows that could easily be used any where in the house.
The Beaded Lumbar Pillow is that little work horse of a piece that we all instantly knew could work with some many different styles. Shimmering with champagne-tinted beads and sequins, the pillow it’s a small but mighty accessory that we all are snapping up.
Nothing says elegance like full-blown roses in a shimmering champagne hue. The Garden Rose Duvet and Sham set made us reconsider our ambivalence about floral patterns. The soft painterly hand of the pattern gives it a vintage feel, while the beautiful sateen material makes it oh so luxe!
While we only chose five, there is so much more to the collection! Visit the web site or your Pottery Barn store to see the collection and experience for yourself! Even better, let us know how you like the collection on Instagram by using the hashtag #MoniqueLhuillerxPB!