DECORATING & IDEAS
Decorating or redecorating a bedroom is a time consuming and frustrating experience. Knowing what we want and finding the perfect bedding ensemble isn’t always a perfect fit. Today, consumers have more luxury bedding choices other than the traditional quilts and bedspreads of yesteryear. Textile companies have answered the needs and desires of consumers by creating comforters in various thicknesses and also introduced Matelasse coverlets and duvet covers in diverse styles, assorted fabrics, and color ranges. We see beautiful luxury bedding collections in magazines and day dream a moment before discarding them as “too expensive.” But when given the facts it’s easy to see that luxury bedding and linens are actually a better return on our investment due in part by manufacturers crafting bedding geared towards home owners who simply want the best available.
Puglia, southern Italy, the heel of the boot. The region is becoming increasingly popular as travellers discover the area’s varied charms: baroque towns, white-washed trullo houses, olive groves and orchards, blue sea and beaches, plenty of sunshine and excellent cuisine.
A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional pugliese stone dwelling with a conical roof. It is specific to Itria Valley, in the Murge area of the Italian region of Puglia. They may be found in the towns of Alberobello, Locorotondo, Fasano, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica. Traditionally trullo was built without any cement or mortar, thus avoiding taxation.