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FEATURE

WOVEN WARMTH

Throw on Some Warmth by Anne Marie Cummings

20 December 2012/January 2013

All pieces shown are from Bedfellows, 1495 Market Street, 893-1713 Sferra Brothers Ltd., Bristol Fringed Throw, $165 Blue Patchwork and Purple Bedford Cottage Fringed Throws, $85

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here’s nothing that adds an immediate accent of warmth to a room more than a throw that’s dramatically draped across the edge of a bed or folded over an armchair. Ruth Bass, interior designer for Tallahassee’s Bass & Bass Ltd., says that throws aren’t a new idea but rather a trend that’s been recycled a gazillion times. “Thousands of years ago, when the sun went down and the temperature dropped 30 degrees,” says Bass, “native tribes would wrap themselves with a throw and eat meals together outdoors or sit around in a tent keeping themselves warm during conversation.” Yet today’s versatile throws have started an array of new trends. Says Gina Proctor, owner of Bedfellows in Tallahassee, “In this economy, more people are attracted to

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