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Society6 “In Flux” bedroom + workspace lookbooks!


Last week I mentioned that I had styled a couple of rooms for the new Society6 lookbooks. They’re up now! I’ve never done anything like this before, and it was a real challenge. They asked me to pick out a couple dozen items (I was given free rein, so rest assured 100% of what’s in the lookbooks is there by my choice alone), and then I spent a weekend setting up a staged bedroom and workspace in my house. FUN!

Society6 “In Flux” bedroom lookbook
Society6 “In Flux” workspace lookbook


Society6 has a special sale going right now to promote the In Flux collection: $10 off $75/$15 off $100/$30 off $150. The sale ends tonight (Sunday) at midnight PST, so if you’ve been wanting a bunch of stuff, now’s the time to get in there quickly.

As always, if you have any questions about the products themselves (whether they’re from my own K IS FOR BLACK shop or any of the others), please feel free to ask—I’ll give you my honest opinion about everything. Also, just for the sake of full disclosure, I was not paid to write this post (they didn’t even ask me to write a post) or to style the lookbooks, but I did get to keep the stuff I picked out and photographed.

Society6 “In Flux” bedroom lookbook
Featuring designs by: K IS FOR BLACK; RK // Design; Nicklas Gustafsson; Kurt Rahn; Party in the Mountains; Terry Fan; Garima Dhawan; Fieldguided; Budi Satria Kahn; Beth Hoeckel; Man & Camera; Matthew Korbel-Bowers; Georgiana Paraschiv.

Society6 “In Flux” workspace lookbook
Featuring designs by: Priscila Peress; K IS FOR BLACK; Nicklas Gustafsson; Matthew Korbel-Bowers; Bree Madden; Justin Cooper; Beth Hoeckel; Georgiana Paraschiv; Laura Moreau; Thoughtcloud; Wasted Rita; Dawn Gardner; David Olenick; Jesse Draxler; Fieldguided; Tordis Kayma; Julia Kostreva.

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  • Reply amy August 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    i love it! i’ve been wanting a rug from society6 – but i’m worried the quality won’t be the best. what do you think of them?

  • Reply Tucker August 17, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I adore the duvet cover in the bedroom set, but am likewise worried about quality.

  • Reply Anna @ D16 August 18, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Amy and Tucker, I’m going to reply to you together because I think the strengths and weaknesses of the rugs and duvet covers are similar, and rather than repeat myself…

    The first thing to remember with all textiles from Society6 is that the methods used for printing the designs on fabric don’t result in super-crisp edges. Up close, everything looks a little “soft.” That’s not an issue at all with photographic prints or bold, graphic designs (like the rugs and duvet covers I chose), but I think it would be disappointing if a design had type with thin serifs or intricate, detailed patterns. It’s just not ever going to look like silkscreened fabric, you know? Like I said, though, it really depends on the design you choose whether or not that’s an issue.

    Also, with the rugs, remember that the design is being printed on a textured surface. Detail will be lost, so again, the less intricate/fine the design, the better result. I’d also avoid rugs that will look bad if the design is off-centered, because they don’t seem to have that aspect of things totally under control yet. Overall patterns (again, like the ones I chose) work better.

    Both the rugs and the duvets are synthetic, which for me is a little disappointing. I have to admit that if I hadn’t read the descriptions/labels for both I would have assumed they were cotton (or at least cotton blends), but generally speaking I don’t love synthetic textiles—especially when it comes to bedding. The duvet covers are VERY soft, though, sort of like a brushed cotton or microsuede. The stitching is all good and strong, and the closure is a concealed zipper.

    The rugs are textured/flatweave. I don’t know that I’d be happy with one in my living room because they’re not plush at all, but they’re good for kitchens (that’s where being synthetic is actually an advantage), bathrooms, next to the bed, etc. (I’ve also thought about ordering a bunch of the smallest size to make a custom stair runner…)

    The only other complaint I have is about the duvet covers: they’re beige/cream on the reverse side. I really wish they were either plain white or even pale gray. Yeah, I know, it’s not like it shows…but still. I don’t dig cream.

    Let me know if you have any other questions! 🙂

  • Reply Tordis Kayma August 18, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Dear Anna, great collection and choice of wonderfall design from many talented Society6 artists. Thanks for including my photo artwork “Everyday” in your collection for the “IN FLUX” Workspace Lookbook!
    Very happy about it 🙂

    Tordis Kayma

  • Reply Nicole August 18, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Lovely selections! I bought a few of my own pillows to see what the quality was like. Are the duvet covers similar material?

    • Anna @ D16 August 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      No, totally different from the pillows/totes (which have a much “coarser” weave). The duvets are very soft—like I said in my reply to Tucker, the fabric feels like a microsuede or brushed cotton.

  • Reply amanda August 19, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I don’t know how you chose with SO many designs on S6. I find myself getting lost on their site with so many choices (not in a bad way). Thank you for writing your above reviews as I would definitely consider a rug but was curious about the quality. With how much my dog sheds it would likely take a beating.

  • Reply Victoria Smith August 19, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    natural born stylist!! these look so great.

  • Reply melbajo August 22, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    what is that awesome black on black tree wallpaper behind the desk?!?! sorry if you’ve talked about it before, feel free to just clue me in to the link where i can find out all about it. so cool!

  • Reply Mariane August 23, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Yep! Natural born stylist! I am in awe with their Bill Murray duvet cover, but I guess it is not the best choice considering your comment, also, the beige part puts me off, I’ll see. I would like to know how you like the clocks, do they feel sturdy? They look a bit fragile to me! Thanks Anna, it is great to read you again!

    • Anna @ D16 August 24, 2014 at 10:29 am

      Hi Mariane, the clocks are nice! I do wish the hands were a little more substantial, but the casing is really well-made. I bought one another one several months ago for my office, and I was really impressed by the quality of the curved wood in particular. It hasn’t had any problems since then, and honestly once it was up on the wall, I don’t even notice that the hands are a bit delicate-looking.

      I don’t know if it’s of any significance to you, but the first clock I bought has a “ticking” second hand, and these last two that were sent to me have a continuous sweep.

  • Reply Jen August 25, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Sorry to be pedantic, but think you mean “free rein” rather than “range”. 😉

    • Anna @ D16 August 25, 2014 at 9:21 am

      I did indeed—just a typo.

  • Reply mh September 1, 2014 at 12:17 am

    hi anna!

    beautiful! i’m having trouble finding the rose print in the bedroom to the right of the clock. can you post a link? thanks so much!


    • Anna @ D16 September 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      Hi mh, that’s from Fieldguided, but it looks like it’s been removed from their shop! Sorry about that.

  • Reply Josephine September 22, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I was wondering if you had any comments about the duvet microfiber Society6 uses from a functional standpoint– I’ve heard mixed things about microfiber for bedding. Some say that it can collect heat and get uncomfortably hot. Others say that it can be like sportswear fabric that wicks away moisture and doesn’t collect heat at all. I would LOVE to buy a duvet cover from Society6– there are several available that I think would be a real addition to my bedroom. I’m just concerned that the bedding will get too hot when sleeping.

    • Anna @ D16 September 22, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      I’m afraid I’m can’t answer that, Josphine—at least not until winter. During summer we don’t leave a duvet on the bed at all, we leave it off at night. In winter, our house is REALLY cold at night (ok, and during the day), so no bedding is ever too warm.

      I can’t imagine it “wicking away moisture,” though! Are there sweaty people who sleep under their duvets with no topsheet?! That seems like kind of a weird way to review a duvet cover, you know? I’m sure the type of duvet you put inside makes a big difference, too…

  • Reply j September 27, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Thank you for your review! Yours is the only review of the quality of the rugs I’ve come across.

  • Reply Emma Fielding July 27, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Hi there! I was just wondering what the quality of the duvet covers is like? I cannot find anything about them anywhere and I really want one!

    • Anna @ D16 July 27, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Emma, scroll up to my earlier comments on this post and you’ll find what you’re looking for. 🙂

  • Reply Jackie October 7, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    I love your lookbook! I was wondering if you could tell me who designed/where you found that awesome computer desk?

  • Reply vintagist October 7, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Great pictures, great decoration. I wonder how often you have to paint the white floor? But looks great!

    • Anna @ D16 October 7, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      I only painted it once in nine years.

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