MUDDY DOG PET BEDS

WE are so delighted to introduce deluxe Pet Duvets by The Muddy Dog.  Woman owned and Made in America.- Deb

Or have them make it with your own material  COM (requires 4 yards)- Deb

Our Holly™ extravagant down duvet is ergonomically designed with your pampered pooch’s utmost comfort in mind, offering a wonderful combination of the loft and softness of down with the support and spring-back qualities of feathers. The inserts are filled with the finest hypoallergenic down blend found in luxurious human comforters, which also helps to regulate your dog’s body temperature. Certified to be free of all substances harmful to your dog and your family, our duvet insert fabrics are double-stitched, down-proof and certified Eco-friendly. The exclusive screen printed fabric on our beautiful duvet covers comes from one of America’s finest textile houses. The hand is exceptionally soft and the bright and fresh colors embrace classic style and high quality art. Understanding your uncompromising commitment to luxury and quality, our duvet covers offer dressmaker details – our seams are finished off so there’s no fraying, our gussets are lined for extra support, and not only are our heavy-duty zippers hidden, they also have two pulls for easier use. And the zipper opening is on the long side of the cover to make it easier to get the cover on and off. We offer four rectangular sizes to accommodate dogs that sleep curled up, those that stretch out and those that like to burrow a bit. The Holly™ duvet’s 3″ depth allows your dog to easily get on and off. All our beds are individually crafted for superior quality in Maine. 50% white duck goose down/50% small white duck feathers. Small 18″x24″x3″, Medium 24″x34″x3″, Large 30″x40″x3″, Extra Large 42″x52″x3″. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

About The Muddy Dog

It all started with the original Muddy Dog, Holly, our much beloved arthritic golden retriever. Conventional dog beds weren’t offering her the luxury and comfort she needed to rest so, noticing how much she enjoyed our down comforter, we set out to design something that would give her the coziness, warmth and skeletal support she craved. Holly finally got a good night’s sleep and gave her sumptuous down duvet a two paws up. We asked a few other dogs to try it out, and they all loved it more than any other bed they had.

The people they owned asked us for stylish covers of the highest quality textiles to match such a luxurious duvet and a simple way to keep the duvet cover clean. (Between dirt and fur, we all know how those covers have a way of frequently needing a good wash.) Understanding the need for speed, we introduced the Dog On It™, a quick on and off over slipcover, in genuine Polartec® fleece, offering a snuggly sleeping surface for our pampered pooches and the best fleece fabric available for the people that love them. We also wanted to make sure that our down duvets were eco-friendly, so our inserts are certified to be free of all substances harmful to your dog and your family (either carrying the Oeko-Tex certification, or certified under strict European environmental controls).

We love coming into work every day (accompanied by our “product developers”, of course). We’re passionate about providing the best possible duvets and accessories for our beloved pooches and their people. We offer what we look for when we shop – a well-designed product using the highest quality components backed up by prompt, friendly and helpful customer service.

Click here to get yours

Sex and the City can be in your City

Carrie and Big’s bedroom is a striking blend of pattern and texture. The custom-headboard is covered in fabric by Kravet and pops against the neutral Rococo Stripe wallpaper by by Cole & Son from Lee Jofa. The bedding is from Anichini. All available through GoreDean

Photographer: Craig Blankenhorn

Samantha’s Bed:  Palladio 200tc white/black, Bamboo white coverlet and shams, Verona natural/bone throw and Lucrezia truffle shams

Carrie’s bed:  Lorraine 500tc white sheeting, Waves platinum coverlet and shams, and Taffeta aurora borealis pillows

Charlotte’s bed:  Lucrezia ivory sheeting, Siddhartha dark eucalyptus blue coverlet and shams, Kyoto beige/ivory throw and Rupia eucalyptus blue pillows

GoreDean With and To The Trade

We were so excited to get the photos last week of the  beautiful new St Regis Hotel in Mexico City where Yabu Pushelberg used our line of original furniture for the lobby.  Cesar Pelli designed the building and Yabu Pushelberg did the interiors. It is a fabulous hotel and we must all run down there immediately…and sit in the lobby.

It reminded of the day that the ultra decadent and chic chairs arrived that we did for Clyde’s Chinatown in alligators, crocodile, ostrich, python- you name it. They just arrived in time for the opening and RUSH…RUSH  off they sped to the restaurant.  It was too late when I realized that the goredean labels were not attached to the chairs. After all….. So off Spider and I went to the big party.  We had to make our way to every chair… find a way to sit in it and surreptitiously place a tag in the center under the seat.  It took hours and we must have looked very strange- feeling our way around the bottom of chairs…

It made  me think of some other adventures..still saved on the hard drive….

Jerry Harpole

Despite its traditional trappings, the study functions as a digital library.
An antique desk from Gore-Dean was re-designed to allow a computer
screen to be concealed by the top. A faux finished in red lacquer with
a black glaze by The Valley Craftsmen

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In this month’s issue, Elle decor chose my own DC to profile for the design ‘insider’. Well I thought I’d add my 2 cents. While their choices are all fine and dandy, there were only a few that I totally agree with, such as Gore Dean. – Architect Design

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JOHN SALADINO

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BUNNY WILLIAMS

Antique Bed

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CLYDES RESTAURANTS

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The Clydes Chair for Clydes Chinatown in alligators, crocodiles, ostrich, snake and python.
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Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm

Mortar and Pestles, Weather Vanes, Pewter
Audubon Prints and Wedgewood Porcelain
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The Jockey Club Chair done for Clydes in both red and black leather.
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CAMILLE SAUM

Dining Room by Camille Saum

 

Camille Saum From Floor to Ceiling,

Forget the cliched glossy red Georgetown dining room. Camille Saum’s radiant space (walls painted in Farrow & Ball’s Orangery) could start a run on tangerine-, pumpkin- and apricot-painted dining rooms. To set off the orange walls, the Bethesda designer commissioned a stenciled ceiling and a bold checkerboard-painted wood floor. The cove of the wide crown molding was painted aubergine (Farrow & Ball’s Cinder Rose). A master of color, Saum picked up the purple in the crystals of the antique Swedish chandelier, and the copper and lavender in the Missoni dinner plates, both from Gore Dean’s Baltimore shop. photo: Gordon Beall

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J SOLIS BETANCOURT

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Just the lamps- but always such a pleasure…

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FRANK BABB RANDOLPH

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Terracotta Urns

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Who knew a home store in an old industrial mill would work? The owner of Gore Dean did. With just the right mix of styles and eras, Gore Dean is one of our favorite stores in Baltimore.
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YABU PUSHELBERG

 

  

ST REGIS HOTEL, Mexico City

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The Marbury Chair
The CoCo Bench

YABU PUSHELBERG, HONG KONG


The Casino Chair

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KELLEY PROXMIRE

Linens and antique china.
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J D IRELAND

The Marbury Chair

The Marbury Sofa

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STEPHEN SHADLEY

antique chandelier and venetian mirrors

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ALBERT HADLEY

vintage coffee table and antique iron rabbits

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FAMILY TREE EVENT

flowers, gift bags, antiques and linens.

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WALTERS ART MUSEUM

CHARLOTTE MOSS

antique sconces and the small antique occasional chairs

DRAPERIES

February 12, 2010

Silk Taffeta

LINED AND INTERLINED

TO THE FLOOR

PUDDLED ON THE FLOOR (ALLOW 3-4 INCHES)

DUST RUFFLES, TABLE COVERS, AND MORE IN MIX AND MATCHING FABRICS

LINING  AND  INTERLINING  MAKE  ALL  THE DIFFERENCE

CLICK HERE FOR SIZES AND PRICING

Casa Fiora is a unique Made-to-Measure Drapery and Soft Furnishings line. While drapery panels are the foundation of the line, we also make pillows in a wide range of styles and sizes, duvet covers, bed skirts, and table skirts. Our fabric line ranges from classic silks, to crisp linens, from formal damasks to casual cottons. Casa Fiora combines efficient production techniques with custom-quality construction to offer an amazingly high quality product at a very reasonable price… and with fast shipping, too.

Bordeaux Plaid Bordeaux Plaid
Silk Taffeta 6.625″ Horizonal Repeat 7.563″ Vertical Repeat
Buckingham Check Buckingham Check
Silk Taffeta 8.5″ Horizonal Repeat 8″ Vertical Repeat   
Byzantine Stripe Byzantine Stripe
Silk Blend 11.4″ Vertical Repeat
Cambridge Check Cambridge Check  
Carob Silk Tafetta Carob Silk Tafetta
Silk Taffeta
Celadon Silk Taffeta Celadon Silk Taffeta
Silk Taffeta
Charcoal Stripe Charcoal Stripe
Silk Taffeta 15.375″ Horizonal Repeat  
Gold Check Gold Check  
Gold Stripe Gold Stripe
Silk Taffeta 15.375″ Horizonal Repeat  
Greenwich Stripe Greenwich Stripe
Silk Taffeta 9.75″ Horizonal Repeat  
Hampton Check Hampton Check  

    

 
Kensington Check Kensington Check 
Merlot Stripe Merlot Stripe
Silk Taffeta 13.313″ Horizonal Repeat 
Newport Check Newport Check 
Olive Barley Plaid Olive Barley Plaid
Silk Taffeta 17.5″ Horizonal Repeat 10.625″ Vertical Repeat .
Onyx Plaid Onyx Plaid
Silk Taffeta 6.625″ Horizonal Repeat 7.125″ Vertical Repeat
Oxford Blue Cream Stripe Oxford Blue Cream Stripe
Silk Taffeta 15.375″ Horizonal Repeat  
Palm Beach Stripe Palm Beach Stripe
Silk Taffeta 11″ Horizonal Repeat 

Park Avenue Stripe Park Avenue Stripe
Silk Taffeta 7.875″ Horizonal Repeat 
Peony Check Peony Check 
Raspberry Vanilla Stripe Raspberry Vanilla Stripe
Silk Taffeta 15.375″ Horizonal Repeat 
Red Umber Silk Tafetta Red Umber Silk Tafetta
Silk Taffeta 
Regatta Check Regatta Check

 

 
Russet Check Russet Check
Soho Stripe Spice Soho Stripe Spice
Silk Taffeta 15″ Horizonal Repeat
St Remy Stripe St Remy Stripe
Silk Taffeta 6.625″ Horizonal Repeat
Tan Check Tan Check  
Tarragon Cream Stripe Tarragon Cream Stripe
Silk Taffeta 15.375″ Horizonal Repeat
Worth Avenue Red Worth Avenue Red
Silk Blend 13.75″ Vertical Repeat
Yorkshire Stripe Yorkshire Stripe
Silk Taffeta 13.313″ Horizonal Repeat  
 

Ink Dish- I said it was good!

Irezumi #2 in Metropolitan Home Design 100 Metropolitan Home Design 100
Ink Dish is thrilled that our Irezumi pattern has been selected for the 2009 Metropolitan Home Design 100. The June issue (on newsstands now) features on picture of our line in the center of page one and an additional picture and write up later in the magazine. Images of the article are available on the Ink Dish Blog.

We list all of our retailers on our website. Already, we have seen an increase in traffic and hope this translates into more customers in your stores. We have ordered tent cards with the Metropolitan Home Design 100 logo and will be sending them out to all of our retailers.

Caroline has been busy contacting regional newspapers and magazines in all the areas we sell to try and keep the press rolling. If you have any suggestions for media contacts in your area please let me know. Additionally, we will be sending the following press release out through a distribution service on Monday: Tattooist recognized as top designer by interiors mag

Paris Loft Collection

Paris Loft Collection
Paris Loft Collection

This collection is eco friendly/green and contemporary. It is also very affordable.  Made from reclaimed 50-100 year old Teak planks. It comes in four finishes and is constructed and finished in France.  Delivery and warehousing are here in the USA out of North Carolina.

Paris Loft Dining Table in Paris Teak finish
Paris Loft Dining Table in Paris Teak finish
Giselle Slipper Chair
Giselle Slipper Chair
Paris loft Buffet
Paris loft BuffetLarge Bookcase
Console
Console
open bookcase
open bookcase
Tall table
Tall table
Tall Chair
Tall Chair
Paris Loft Bed
Paris Loft Bed

                                                                      For more: just insert the word Paris in our on-line catalog search window.

                                                                            Pair these pieces with Verellen upholstery for the total look.

Allergy Season is Almost Here

Allergy Season is almost here. Sensitive eyes and noses need all the help they can get- especially the kids. These sheets should help-100% cotton – organically grown cotton certified by Skal International 300 count percale. Crisp, natural, and comfortable. Grown without chemicals, the cotton is 100% eco-friendly. No chemicals are used in the finishing of the fabric, including softeners and fabric performance enhancers. Machine washable.

Check out care instructions on this blog…1/2 the detergent, 1/2 the drying time, no additives, no softeners or bluing agents. This will also help the eyes and noses that suffer in the Spring!

Purity organic Sheeting
Purity organic Sheeting

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Today ONLY

       WELCOME to TODAY ONLY!

Every day, we offer an item from our stores or internet at a substantial discount off the tagged price.  It’s our way, of keeping you interested in GOREDEAN on an almost daily basis.  We may offer soup spoons on Monday and table lamps on Tuesday. You never know.
 I hope you can make good use of this savings. It is our pleasure to put some fun back into shopping……….. DEB

Favorites for Spring

I love new linen for Spring!  Just anything that smells and looks new against the warming sky.  No velvets and chenilles for me after April 1. I want cotton and linen- even if i do have to run to the linen closet for a blanket every now and then. 

A new line of linen “packages” is being offered. You get everything but the sheets and you know I sell those too!
For the past 15 years, this woman-owned company has designed and produced beautiful bedding defined by quality, spirit, and a modern sensibility. Their fabrics are rich and sophisticated, the  colors are fresh and unexpected, and the  styling is unique. They too are proud and committed to manufacturing in America. Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Couture sewing is at the foundation of their designs. All of the work is crafted with integrity by experienced sewers who love to sew. Every detail is important to them, from the most elaborate piecing to the simplest seam.

for more styles and pricing: go to www.goredean.com and click onto bed linens.

The Mia Package
The Mia Package

 

The Trudie Package
The Trudie PackageThe Pandora Package
The Pandora package
The Pandora package

 

PLUS- Old Favorites for the Bath

52 Colors in towels, rugs and shower
52 Colors in towels, rugs and shower

100% Very long-staple, very fine cotton 600 GSM Exceptionally soft, super absorbent, quick drying, no linting. 100% natural ( no chemicals used except eco-friendly azo free dyes). Rated Best Cotton Towel by Real Simple Magazine, June/July 2002. Machine washable.

WELCOME

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Welcome to the GoreDean Blog!

When I am in one of the GoreDean stores, I am always asked the most interesting questions.  And since the Blog has been up; things have only gotten better.  Feel free to click at the bottom of any article to leave a questions or comment.

ABOUT  GORE DEAN:

Our primary function at Gore Dean is to put together a collection of the finest things we know to be out there in the marketplace for your home- regardless of price.  If everything looks expensive when you walk in or browse the cataglog; then we have done our job.  But check those tags- not only do we go out of our way to find the affordable but we make it practical and in good taste for years of enjoyment.

We buy primarily from WOMEN OWNED businesses and from companies that can proudly claim. “MADE IN AMERICA” .  I could not be in a business that had no purpose…and I could not feel more strongly about keeping jobs in this Country. That is why all GoreDean brand upholstery is made here, as well as many of our fabrics.  When you buy from GoreDean, you are buying the best upholstered furniture available and it is helping save a skill and jobs right here at home.

LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE.  If you can find anything in our stores advertised elsewhere for a lower price; we will match that price and give you 10% off another item in the store.  You just can’t beat our prices – in the stores and on-line.

If you would like a rudimentary appraisal or want to know what an antique piece was used for…just send a photo (goredean@aol.com) and I will post the answer here.   If you have a decorating dilemna – send a photo and I will give you my best advice and maybe another decorator reading this might chime in as well.  Don’t be shy about suggesting products or stores for readers to try. In the meantime,  do something fabulous !            DEB

PS. My first Helpful Hint is to check out  www.goredeanTODAYONLY.com and treat yourself to a 50% percent discount every day.

Bed, Mattress and Sheeting Sizes

  • Mattress Sizes
    • Twin–39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm)
    • X-Long Twin–39 x 80 inches (99 x 203 cm)
    • Full–54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm)
    • Queen–60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm)
    • King–76 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm)
    • California King–72 x 84 inches (or 182 x 213 cm)

     

  • Fitted Sheet Sizes
    • Twin–39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm)
    • X-Long Twin–39 x 80 inches (99 x 203 cm)
    • Full–54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm)
    • Queen–60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm)
    • King–76 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm)
    • California King–72 x 84 inches (or 182 x 213 cm)

     

  • Flat Sheet Sizes
    • Twin–66 x 96 inches (or 167 x 243 cm)
    • X-Long Twin–66 x 102 inches (or 167 x 259 cm)
    • Full–81 x 96 inches (or 205 x 243 cm)
    • Queen–90 x 102 inches (or 228 x 259 cm)
    • King/California King–108 x 102 inches (or 274 x 259 cm)

     

  • Comforter Sizes
    • Twin–68 x 86 inches (or 173 x 218 cm)
    • Full/Queen–86 x 86 inches (or 218 x 218 cm)
    • King/California King–100 x 90 inches (or 254 x 229 cm)

Laundering Fine Linen

 There has been a lot written in the last few years about “thread count” in sheets and the quality that it represents. You seldom read that thread counts differ country to country or that the type of thread used is more important than the number. So we will dispense with the subject and concentrate on how to care for linens that are an ” investment”. Everyone’s pocket book is defferent, but everyone knows the difference between linens that are worth taking care of and the ones you know will not be in your closet two years from now.

Good linens can last for thirty years with the proper handling. Thay can withstand childern, dogs and champagne in bed if they are cared for. However it is important to realize first how they are constructed and to know the difference between what should be expected to withstand wear and what will never be able to last beyond summer camp or a year in a college dorm.

Linens are constructed on a grid; horizontal threads and vertical threads. If the threads are pure cotton and not cotton peices, they should be able to withstand a great deal of wear.  If however, you cut into the grid to make a fitted bottom sheet, you cut dramatically the strength of the weave and the sheet will tear. So the first rule of sheeting: ALWAYS USE A FLAT BOTTOM SHEET.  And because stains and wear are usually sustained by the bottom sheet, I always recommend purchasing a second bottom sheet.  In a set that can cost into the hundreds and thousands of dollars, this is a good investment. If you can use sheets nicely for 30 years or pass them on to your children as an heirloom; you have actually saved yourself money.

The care of sheeting, however, is a bigger challenge than the expense. Though lesser quality sheets give us the freedom to go from dryer to bed, beautiful sheets from Leron, Anichini, Frette, and Gayle Warwick look their best when ironed. I have been called in to replace lovely sheets that the owner thought were dowdy, when all that was required was an iron for them to look as they did the day they came home.  Ironing sheets is a chore,  but for this excercise, let’s say it’s worth it.

TO LAUNDER SHEETING:

1.  Machine was in warm water, not hot.

2.  Wash in the gentle cycle.

3.  Use a mild detergent Do not use bleach, stain removers or detergents with a “bluing” agent or lightener. Always dilute your detergent or pour it into the automatic dispenser, never directly on the sheets.

4.   Fabric softeners are not necessary. Save the money.

5.  If you cannot air dry ( does anybody do that anymore?). Put your sheets on the lowest possible setting of the dryer. It is the dryer that causes the most damage to good linens. Remove the linens while they are still slightly damp and place them on a bed or rod. It is very damaging to repeatedly dry them in a dryer.  It breaks down the cotton and the fabric becomes dull and brittle.

6.  Try and leave the linens somewhere flat before pressing. It makes it so much easier to iron. Try and iron when the linens are slightly damp, if possible. And pressing from the underside of a pattern is better, just like clothing.

7. Store your linens in an airy place. Don’t place in plastic. Fold them simply and store.

8. If your sheeting has a monogram, iron it from the underside onto a terry cloth towel so that the monogram stays three dimensional and doesn’t flatten out over time.

Good luck! And remember that a cup of white vinegar in the rinse water will remove all soapy residue and leave your fabrics smelling better than any product on the market.

If you own expensive sheets and don’t want to launder them yourself, Anichini Fine Linens recommends BlancPlume 1-800-307-0229 for a professional water cleaning.  If you use a professional laundry service, copy these instructions and ask them to follow these guidelines. For any further help, feel free to comment on this site or contact us through www.goredean.com

 

 

Polishing Silver

The best kept secret of people who deal in and care for silver is: that its really not hard to do.  The natural color of silver is white. It”s the tarnish that, if highly polished, gives something that “silver shine” that we value.  This is why products like TarnX and other chemical reactives do not work. They will never allow you to get the shine that we covet. But we don’t want too much tarnish either. So keeping silver clean is the first step to keeping it polished as well. Silver does not need to be polished every time. A warm water,  soapy cleaning will usually last with a polish every year.

We recommend using Town Talk anti-tarnish silver polishing cloths or NeverDull, both available through www.goredean.com.  Goddard’s makes a good silver polish available in most grocery and hardware stores, though the polishing part will be a bit harder to do. Always use a smooth cloth, not a terry towel.

NeverDull is used by the military for brass buttons and it really shines up well. It works on heavily tarnished silver as well.

Town Talk is the easiest to use for everyday maintenance. It is made of high quality cotton impregnated with a sliver cleaner and antitarnish agent.  These cloths also work well on silver plate.

For very dirty silver, soak in warm soapy water.  Then either apply NeverDull and let sit or use ultrafine OOOO steel wool.  Please do not use any other steel wool or scrubber as it will destroy the silver.  If streaks or scratches are a problem, a professional metal polisher will be able to buff them out.

Candlesticks and tazzas require extra care when polishing. Anything with a stem must be polished very carefully, especially if it has been weighted in the base. During polishing, many people twist the stem and it collapses or bends irretrievably. Always polish the stem up and down and not with a twisting motion. Delicate arms on candlesticks are the same.

If, like me, you have the occassional silver spoon in the dishwaher – take it to a professional metal art person who can usually restore it for you in short order.

please comment on our comment page if you have further questions.