GETTING IN BED WITH PETER SOM
A Look at PETER SOM’S Bedding and Home Collaboration with SFERRA
By Anita Marie Antonini
Peter Som is a native of San Francisco and attended Connecticut College and Parson’s School of Design (with our very own creative director of PMc Magazine, Marie Havens). A darling of the fashion establishment, and an original voice in design, he established his eponymous label in 2001. The Peter Som collection is now carried worldwide in luxury stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus.
Peter Som’s ready to wear collections are known for their quirky beauty mixed with classic styles (an Edie Beale fan after all, and love him for that). The Peter Som for Sferra collection includes luxury home linens and bedding sets including pillows, throws, bath and table linens. Incorporating his bold prints with a touch of the feminine were a natural for home design.
Enjoying the new process of designing for the home, Som compared the experience to a fashion show without models–no running or tripping. A person may paint their bedroom every two or three years, but you can make a change by simply creating a new room with your choice of bedding (how true). Plus, change is good, I always say.
Anita Marie Antonini: Please tell us about your bedding and home collaboration with Sferra.
Peter Som: Sferra has a heritage of luxury home linens–120 years in fact–so they are experts. Working with them to interpret patterns from my runway collections for the world of home has been a dream come true.
AMA: What was the inspiration for your latest Spring 2012 bedding & home collection?
PS: My newest pattern “Wainscott” is a watercolor paisley in a pale sage–I love it!
AMA: How do you like your bed, tucked or untucked (a la Jerry Seinfeld)?
PS: Tucked at the foot of the mattress.
AMA: Soft, Medium or Hard (the mattress, of course)?
PS: Firm mattress.
AMA: What are some of your favorite things to do in bed besides the obvious (& boiling corn–inside Big Edie joke)?
PS: Reading magazines and books. I never eat food in bed.
AMA: What was your last fortune cookie (and remember to always add: in bed)?
PS: I love a good fortune cookie, but the last one I had gave me lucky numbers only.
AMA: Tell me who you would invite as your ultimate guests (dead or alive) at a sleepover party.
PS: Oprah Winfrey, Cary Grant, Cecil Beaton, and Wanda Sykes.
AMA: What time is you usual bedtime?
PS: Whenever my eyes close (usually around midnight).
AMA: Do you have a favorite bedtime story?
AMA: Is there anything else that you can share with us while we’re in between the sheets? How is your Spring 2012 ready to wear collection coming along? Please give a few secrets about the collection and the show.
PS: There’s going to be lots of color and pattern–I think they will be perfect for a new bedding pattern!
Peter Som is a darling of the fashion establishment, and an original voice in design. He established his eponymous label in 2001. The Peter Som collection is now carried worldwide in luxury stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus. He also designs home linens and bedding in collaboration with Sferra.
Peter Som interviewed by Anita Marie Antonini
Written by Anita Marie Antonini
Photography by Pamela Berkovic / Courtesy of Peter Som & Nicole Luccarelli
Additional Photography by Will Ragozzino for Patrick McMullan.com
Design by Marie Havens
Special Thanks to Nicole Luccarelli!
Peter Som, Photography by Pamela Berkovic / Courtesy of Peter Som & Nicole Luccarelli
Peter Som for Sferra Bedding Collection, Wainscott Jade pattern, Photography Courtesy of Peter Som & Nicole Luccarelli
Peter Som, Peter Som For SFERRA New York Launch Event, Crosby Street Hotel, NYC, December 7, 2010, Photography by Will Ragozzino for Patrick McMullan.com