Show Preview - March 2013

New York Plenty
By Wanda Jankowski

Showrooms in the Big Apple are chock full of fresh resources like these during New York Home Fashions Market, March 18 to 21, 2013

<< Cola Classic The reversible Coke Refreshing with Food printed 19- by 19-inch pillow is from a new open licensed line with The Coca-Cola Co. The pillow is also part of Manual’s Four Seasons Living…Inside and Out brand of indoor/outdoor products made with weather-resistant fabrics. Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, 800-814-6597,
<< Pillow Talk Home Source adds decorative pillows to its product assortment, which includes beach towels, within the Condé Nast magazine-cover franchise. Home Source International, Inc., 404-682-9820, homesource
For Man’s Best Friend The Feather pet bed features a feather design printed on soft plush fabric. Finished in the U.S., the bed measures 36 by 27 by 4 inches. RR Design Concepts, 212-391-0020,
Neutral Wonders >> The Roma Collection pairs an updated neutral color palette with detailing, such as the metallic-accented ikat pattern, woven cording and dimensional laser cuts, to create modern looks. The company’s new pet collection, called Pooch & Kitty, previews during N.Y. Market. Edie Inc., 212-366-6414,
<< Natural Fiber Baskets The Java Collection, part of a natural fiber storage line, features basketweave patterns made with water hyacinth and corn husk, along with removable, washable cotton blend fabric liners. The line includes a hamper with lid, and waste, vanity and towel/utility baskets. CreativeWare Home, division of Creative Bath Products, Inc., 631-582-8000,
<< Tantalizing Tangerine Pillows from the Lodhi Garden Collection feature neutral-toned beadwork on a vibrant burnt orange ground made with natural fibers. Look for the company’s new e-commerce website to be launched Spring 2013. Thro by Marlo Lorenz, 631-218-2152,
Easy Care Microfiber >> The Tommy Bahama Catavina Bay heat transfer print on microfiber allows liquid spills to bead and be easily wiped up. Available are a tablecloth, runner, placemat and napkin. The runner and placemat reverse to solid green. Bardwil Home, 212-944-1870,
<< Juvenile Jubilation Clifford the Big Red Dog licensed Plush Throws are part of a bedding, bath and beach collection debuting during N.Y. Market. Clifford, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, will be an integral part of the company’s expanded licensed juvenile category, which includes collections for Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina and Barney. American Homes & Textiles, 732-918-8949,
Cutwork & Embroidery Made in China with 100 percent polyester, Falling Leaves features intricate cutwork and embroidery. The tablecloth is offered in standard sizes from 52 by 70 to 60 by 120 inches. Coordinating napkins are available. Lintex/Espalma, 212-679-8046,
<< Multi-Striped Throw The Messina throw/blanket from Ibena is made in Germany and is available from Stellar Alliance’s stock and/or drop ship program. Stellar Alliance for Ibena, 212-563-6305
Sofa Saver >> Laminate Furniture Protectors have a soft, stain repel-and-release treated, 100 percent polyester microsuede front. The backing is a soft knit waterproof laminate. The quilting and fill protects furniture and adds comfort. Perfect Fit Industries, 704-815-2200,
Textural Beauty The Toya Series in the Throws Collection blends multi-dimensional designs with rich ombre colorations. The 100 percent acrylic throws are offered in several colorways. Surya, 877-275-7847,
Metallic Modern >> The Stardust Collection of 100 percent polyester metallic jacquard placemats, napkins, runners, chairpads and cushions are offered in silver, gold and cinnamon. Trendex Home Designs, 212-779-2340,
Fit For An Incan King Alpaca fibers were once reserved for the Incan kings of ancient Peru. Today these light, soft 100 percent alpaca throws are woven in the U.S. at the Pendleton mill, using fibers from American-raised alpacas. The hollow-core alpaca fiber is stronger and warmer than sheep wool. No dyes are used to enhance the natural colors. The throws measure 52 by 70 inches plus 5-inch fringe. Pendleton Woolen Mills, 503-226-4801,
<< Tailored Elegance The Addison Collection, shown in taupe, includes tablecloths and napkins made with 100 percent polyester microfiber. Elrene Home Fashions, 212-889-6376,

Ellery Homestyles Adds Gatehouse,
Expands Bedding Focus

Ellery Homestyles has added Janet Gatehouse to the Ellery team as vice-president—bedding. In this newly created position, Gatehouse leads the expansion of the bedding category. She brings a proven track record in the bedding sector to the Ellery team.

“In just a few short years, we have seen strong growth in our bedding business and now we are poised to grow and increase Ellery’s market share with our retail partners. We are committed to investing resources to become an industry leader in bedding. With the addition of this strategic position, we feel strongly that we are taking a positive step forward,” says Budd Goldman, ceo, Ellery Homestyles.

Ellery Homestyles, 212-448-4400,

<< Delicate Damask Chantilly, shown in white and also offered in peach, features a puff-textured polyester with a large-scale delicate damask design and pleating along the edges of the comforter and pillows. The ensemble includes a comforter, bedskirt, shams and decorative pillows. J. Queen New York, 212-414-1555,
Luxury Bedding Debut >> Kassatex Fine Linens launches luxury bedding collections from Italy and Portugal during N.Y. Market. Three Italian ensembles and six top-of-bed matelasse ensembles in a range of styles make up the collection. Shown is Vicenza, made in Italy with Egyptian cotton sateen yarns. The 600-thread-count ensemble is available in white/ash (shown) and white/white colorways. Kassatex, 212-686-5533,
Teddy Bear Comfort The Teddy Bed Collection includes a mattress topper and pillows made with visco memory foam and covered in synthetic Sherpa fabric. The mattress topper’s faux-Sherpa surface is quilted to a quarter-inch thick supportive foam with an additional 2 inches of foam below that for cushioning and support. It is available in full, queen and king sizes. The contoured visco memory foam pillow with synthetic Sherpa fabric aligns head and neck. Comfort Revolution, 732-272-9111,
Luxury Bedding Debut >> Kassatex Fine Linens launches luxury bedding collections from Italy and Portugal during N.Y. Market. Three Italian ensembles and six top-of-bed matelasse ensembles in a range of styles make up the collection. Shown is Vicenza, made in Italy with Egyptian cotton sateen yarns. The 600-thread-count ensemble is available in white/ash (shown) and white/white colorways. Kassatex, 212-686-5533,
<< Detachable Comforter Cover Made in the U.S. from imported fabric, the 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton V-Era features a woven medallion design that reverses to a coordinating narrow woven dobby stripe. The Veratex Undercover System allows the comforter, filled with garneted bonded polyester, to be detached from the cover by button attachments. Additional buttons and instructional video allow the consumer to interchange the provided comforter with any other. Veratex, Inc., 800-653-1005,
Artisan Collaboration Artisan textile designer, Kevin O’Brien, debuts a bedding collection developed with Revman International. Named after O’Brien’s daughter, The Tallulah Collection by Kevin O’Brien mixes global and contemporary influences with an eclectic, creative edge. Debuting are four duvet ensembles with decorative pillows, a signature burn-out velvet coverlet and shams offered in several colorways. Shown is Foglia. Revman International, Inc., 212-278-0300,
Autumn Leaves Adirondacks by April Cornell features a leaf pattern that pairs well with the terracotta and green plaid. The quilt is an oversized full/queen. See this, four new Williamsburg beds and other offerings in the company’s new showroom at 295 Fifth Ave., Suite 710. C & F Enterprises, 888-889-9868,
For Lodge & Lake >> The American Wilderness Collection includes nature-inspired designs by talented artists featured on bedding, throws, pillows and drinkware. The Northwest Company, 800-242-6996,
Chic Chevrons >> The Vicki Payne For Your Home Basic Bedding Collection includes fiber-filled pillows, mattress pads and down-alternative comforters featuring a chevron quilt pattern also used in Payne’s fashion bedding and towel lines. Covers are made with anti-allergy construction for a healthy sleep environment. Soft-Tex Manufacturing Co., 800-366-2324,
Classic Elegance >> The Ravel jacquard ensemble features intricate, repeating medallions paired with a tailored foundation of gold and black striping. Pacific Coast Home Furnishings, 323-838-7808,

HomTex Debuts DreamFit Living Options

Look for these N.Y. Market introductions at HomTex:

* The DreamFit Living™ Comfort Combinations Pillow™ offers support to suit individual sleepers by adding or subtracting inserts. Included are an Egyptian cotton cover, four inserts filled with DreamFit® Memory Fiber and a microfiber insert storage case.

* DreamFit Living™ Sheets incorporate FitRite™ Construction with extra-wide elastic and lock-stitching so they won’t pop off. The top sheet is larger than average to suit modern mattresses. Sheets are available in microfiber, Pima cotton and Modal.

* DreamFit Living™ American Made sheets, made with U.S.-grown cotton, and cut and sewn by U.S. workers, feature FitRite™ Construction with a larger-than-average top sheet.

HomTex, Inc., 256-734-3937,


Sleep Products Debuting At Pacific Coast Feather
New offerings to be found at Pacific Coast Feather Co. include:

• Excell® pillows feature Micro Gel® Fiber Fill. The Excell Curvation® has four contouring chambers that shape to the head and neck. The internal baffles of the Excell Contoura™ provide contoured support and lofty cradling. The dual chamber of Repose™ concentrates more supportive fill near the top and bottom edges.

• The Ultra Cool™ Circular Knit Mattress Protector has a temperature-activated design that wicks moisture away. The Zip Dry™ Circular Knit Mattress Protector features a fabric finish that accelerates drying time. The Lumbar Loft™ Zoned Mattress Pad with overfilled lumbar zone enhances lower back support and pressure-point relief.

• The PureForm™ Micro Gel® Collection includes a baffle box mattress pad and comforter.

• Under the Pacific Coast® brand, down-proof dobby fabrics are featured on comforters for those opting not to use decorative duvet covers.

• The Sheex Allover Air Performance Mattress Pad features 1-inch deep, warp knit filament fabric for breathability and support. The channel design and 1-inch gusset on the Sheex Comfort Air Performance Comforter provides breathability.

• Calvin Klein additions include: Sketched Lines and Tossed Floral two-color print patterns in two colorways, and Dashed Squares geometric dobby. The Vertical Dash Quilted Pillow has a 2-inch gusset with a Calvin Klein quilt pattern.

Pacific Coast Feather Company, 888-297-1778,

Updated In Linen >> Elsing Hall is a linen blend that pairs the updated traditional motif with decorative pillows and shams that add modern elegance. Raymond Waites Design LLC, 212-447-8700,
Regal Beauty >> The pre-washed cotton, hand-pieced Genoa quilt features vermicelli stitching and oversized batik paisley prints. Each quilt reverses to the sapphire paisley. See this quilt at Hedaya’s new showroom at 295 Fifth Ave., Suite 1503. Hedaya Home Fashions, 800-223-1454,
Birds & Flowers >> Made in the U.S., Camden Square Park is part of the angelo:HOME line. Textured all-cotton fabrics married with sophisticated designs are line hallmarks. Hallmart Collectibles, 888-991-7888,
Cooling Mattress Protection >> The Protect-A-Bed Signature Series waterproof fitted sheet-style mattress protector features Tencel-based organic, chemical-free fiber. It also contains thermo-regulating properties, offers protection against bacteria growth, and a barrier against dust mites and allergens. It features the proprietary Miracle Membrane®, a scientific air vapor porous membrane, which is waterproof. Protect-A-Bed, 866-297-8836,
New Life For Vintage Artistry >> Home Source with partner Coca-Cola is launching a beach towel line with designs from vintage Coke artwork. It also is introducing seven new beach towels to its Condé Nast line of magazine cover-inspired designs. Home Source International, Inc., 404-682-9820,
<< Oversized Jacquards Dynamic blanket patterns inspired by Native American designs are recreated in oversized 40- by 70-inch towels. The 100 percent cotton velour is sheared on one side for softness and looped on the other for superior absorption. Pendleton Woolen Mills, 503-226-4801,
<< Diamond Design Diamond towels from Espalma are made in Brazil with 100 percent cotton. They are available in a variety of colors, and as bath and hand towels, washcloths and bath sheets. Espalma/Lintex, 212-679-8046,
Cotton & Linen Combo Porto responds to the trend of linen for everyday bath use. Made in Portugal of combed organic cotton and offered in the colors shown, the towel includes Italian hemstitch detail and a linen cuff. The company is also debuting five collections of bath rugs from Portugal in a range of constructions that incorporate silk, linen and other luxurious fibers. Kassatex, 212-686-5533,
Striking Stripes >> From the Premier Collection, Carnival bath towels are made with 100 percent Aegean combed Turkish cotton and feature yarn-dyed stripes. Chortex USA is also introducing spring/summer luxury beach towels, Indulgence spring/summer colored 100 percent combed cotton bath towels, Tram Lines decorative bath towels and new colors in its Rhapsody Royal and Oxford Collections. Chortex USA., 914-930-8440,
Versatile Vanity The new Urban Modern Vanity Bench is features a white cushioned vinyl seat set in a chrome-plated steel frame. Included is an acacia wood accent shelf. It measures 16.25 inches tall and 14 inches wide. The 2-inch thick seat is 14.25 inches square. Taymor Industries, Inc., 800-388-9887,
<< Sea Life With A Sparkle Adding a new style to Avanti’s assortment of Coastal Tropical patterns is Antigua, which includes decorative towels and coordinated accessories. The printed band that features sea life on the towels and shower curtain is made of the same material. The motif is enlivened by sequin embellishments on the soft elements and gold trim on the bath accessories. Avanti Linens, 800-360-0836,
Vintage Appeal >> Greenland Home Fashions introduces a brand new line: shower curtains. The Antique Chic Patchwork cotton shower curtain is adorned with floral and paisley designs to create an intricate vintage-style patchwork pattern. It coordinates with the Antique Chic bedding collection. Greenland Home Fashions, 800-677-8140,
Wood Lookalike >> The India Ink brand’s Boho Chic resin bath accessories feature mixed wood textures in warm finishes. The collection includes a tumbler, wastebasket, tissue and toothbrush holders, soap dish and lotion dispenser. Zenith Products Corp., 800-892-3986,
Fleur-De-Lis Elegance Classic Curves is Waverly’s new fleur de lis pattern in sage, aqua and paprika. The ensemble includes a shower curtain and coordinating bath accessories. Famous Home Fashions Inc., 800-465-4566,
Design Dance >> The Mambo shower curtain presents swirling lines dancing across color blocks. Additional colorways are available. Byem, 514-277-2936,
’60s Redux >> “Love,” “Peace,” and “Do More” messages adorn the Graffiti shower curtain along with heart and peace symbols. Coordinating accessories include cup and toothbrush holders, lotion dispenser, soap dish, wastebasket, bath rug and three-piece towel set. Creative Bath Products, Inc., 631-582-8000,
<< Dancing Flowers The Daisy Dance shower curtain features a lively floral design with pops of orange against black, white and gray neutrals. The print is on a luxury weight, polyester duck. M.Style, 845-675-7029,
Whimsical Bath Set >> The Raining Cats & Dogs (©Ta-Da Innovations) grouping includes a printed PEVA shower curtain, resin and plastic accessories and a tufted cotton bath rug. Saturday Knight Ltd., 513-641-1400,
<< Bouquet In The Bath Lenox® Winter Meadow™ presents a floral bouquet of poinsettia, holly, amaryllis and paper whites. The ensemble includes a print on a woven jacquard shower curtain, Holly hooks, printed 100 percent cotton and embroidered 100 percent cotton towel collections and a cotton tufted rug. Bardwil Home, 212-944-1870,
Field Of Dreams >> Meadow by Laura Ashley reflects the popular trend toward botanicals.The engineered print on the shower curtain is carried into hand-painted, raised relief on the resin bath accessories— a modern take on traditional English china. Revman International, Inc., 212-278-0300,


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