Seven Items You Can Get Away With Buying At LLBean
January 14, 2008, 5:57 am
Filed under: shopping

LL Bean makes good quality items. They’re just not always stylish. Here are seven items from their latest Home catalog that you can confidently buy without sinking into a fussy “cottage” aesthetic. In fact, done right, they can be downright minimal. Except those daisy sheets. But I still kinda like ’em.


Fireside Bench in Dark Mission


Diamond Matelasse Shower Curtain


1949 Big Ben Alarm Clock in Nickel


Or in White, Red, Celadon, or Blue


Weekend Velvet Quilt in New Khaki


Casual Pickstitch Quilt in New Khaki


Painted Cottage Secretary in White


Indigo Daisy Bedding. Maybe. If you do it right.

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I think the daisy sheets would work fine with a different headboard and an austere blanket or duvet. You could almost pretend it’s a Japanese print. Not so sure about the Secretary, though.

Comment by India Amos

switch out the glass knob for a brushed nickel one and the secretary will be fine. you could even beat it up a little bit to look vintage. it is cottage-y, but it’s not particularly fussy, and i’ve seen lots of interiors lately that look the same as the room the secretary is placed in (vintage barnish). just keep everything spare, and it’ll look great.

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