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Delightful, Delicious, D. Porthault!

We stopped into D. Porthault to look at linens for a client and fell in love. All of their prints are beautiful making it impossible to choose just one. They remind me of my grandmother’s beach house in the summertime. Classic and elegant- you can’t go wrong.

The Start of Something Good:

At the turn of the 20th century, Daniel Porthault opens a small lingerie boutique in Paris. In the Roaring Twenties, his wife Madeleine convinces him to expand into the undiscovered world of home couture. At a time when France and the world were sleeping on traditional white and ivory linen, Madeleine and Daniel introduce a new style of bedding ~ printed sheets. Inspired by her love of Impressionist art and the gardens at Giverny, and by her association with the fashion designer Maggie Rouff, Madeleine Porthault’s colorful sheets, adorned with dressmaker details, are an instant success… and D. Porthault is still here today with a countless number of chic fans ( Charles de Gaulle, Sir Winston Churchill, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, the Duchess of Windsor – to name a few).

Photos from their shop at 470 Park Avenue:

Above: A selection of bed linens:

Top Left:

Bottom Left: Tresse in Grey and Blue

Middle: Tigre Turquoise Sham and Rubans bolster

Above: These bed linens were some of my favorite. All the flowers are hand embroidered in cornflower, navy, pink, and cherry red.

Above: A selection of hand-printed cotton terry towels.

Bottom Left: Bath Towel- Jete De Fleurs Blue

Bottom Right: Parrot Beach Towel

A few more bath towels- I couldn’t resist:

Top Left: Etoiles

Bottom Left:

Center:

Top Right: Poise de Senteur

Bottom Right:

Above: Contemporary table linens in confetti pattern ( shown in blue and turquoise) on white linen.

Above: This centerpiece must be seen to be believed. A safari right in the middle of your dining table!

A few of my favorite rooms with D. Porthault linens:

A Todd Romano designed room in blue- so much fun. This little room with a funny ceiling suddenly feels like the most special room in the house. As long as you ground the room with a solid bring in as many patterns as you like.

Rita Konig’s room in Domino- all soft and lovely with a soft punch in pink and orange on her D. Porthault euro shams

Howard Slatkin turns up the volume of his room with D. Porthault linens in blue. I love the mix of patterns in here.

Charlotte Moss used D. Porthault linens in her bedroom at the Kips Bay 2009 showhouse.

Visit the store or their new and improved website and get your fix today!

D. Porthault: http://www.dporthaultparis.com/www/

xo,

S

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Sharyn Blond Linens

It may not get any better than this. My obsession for linens, china, and crystal met its match when I met Sharyn Blond. A native of Kansas City, she has been carrying on the legacy of Constance Leiter ( the originator of the business) for 15 years. Sharyn has a fabulous sense of style and an extensive knowledge of china, crystal, and silver. The linens are heirlooms in the making and totally customizable ( colors, monograms, sizes, and fabrics- linen or cotton). I have started my own collection including bed linens, cocktail napkins, and guest towels- I cannot get enough. I turn to Sharyn when I have a client who wants that extra special personalized touch in their bedroom or powder room. The linens also make a fabulous gift for an engagement, birthday, holiday, baby shower ( monogramed boudoir pillow), house warming, or wedding. See for yourself…

Cocktail Napkins:

Finger tip/ Guest Towels:

Table Linens:

Bed Linens:

visit the website for additional designs: http://sharynblondlinens.com/

Please email me with inquiries: sgilbane@yahoo.com

xo,

S

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