She's a home-goods powerhouse with a rustic touch.
Selke’s spin-off rug company, Dash & Albert, has become a beloved brand for designers and owners of seaside homes alike. And, with their saturated hues, playful patterns, and impeccable durability, it’s easy to see why. “Our indoor/outdoor dhurrie-style rugs can get hit by storm after storm and never let it show,” says Selke. Made from “superheroic polypropylene,” the rugs are staples in high-traffic areas of the home, like porches, mud rooms, and entryways.
From the vibrant, Indian-inspired quilt to the breezy linen gauze shams and matelassé bed skirt, Pine Cone Hill's texture-rich Varkala bedding combo is proof positive that Selke is a pro at making the perfect seaside sleep spot. “There is nothing more inviting than a whitewashed beachside bedroom with a pop of comfy color,” she says. “This year coral is my happy color.”
Thanks to collaborations with well-known designers, Selke’s offerings with both Dash & Albert and Pine Cone Hill are ever-changing, featuring pieces that fit a range of tastes and styles. Her newest collection of outdoor friendly rugs, pillows, and throws with legendary New York designer Bunny Williams is a picture of airy elegance. Here, Williams brings her signature soft palettes and classic patterns (often inspired by her extensive travels) to a seaside porch.
In a rustic Martha’s Vineyard cottage with stunning ocean vistas as a canvas, Selke chose here to keep the decoration minimal and the palette subdued. Her Plain Tin rug from Dash & Albert, while adding interest with a pop of pattern, doesn’t detract from what’s outside. “I love this because it’s so simple and serene, just like the view from the window,” she says.
An easy way to pump up your patio or poolside is with fab indoor/outdoor pillows. These embroidered picks from Selke’s Dash & Albert line combine punchy hues of grass, lemon, tangerine, and crimson, plus fun motifs of tropical flora. “They’re zero maintenance with lots of pizzazz, which is always a good combo!” says Selke.
Gleaning inspiration from across the globe, Selke took direction for the intricate pattern of these Mirabelle sheets from a vintage Italian fabric. She pairs it here with a simple matelassé coverlet and lightweight linen throw. “Snuggling in bed and reading a summer beach book is always better when you have fresh and fabulous sheets and a comfy laundered linen throw,” she says.
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