Category Close-Up - April 2013

Gussied Up
By Wanda Jankowski

A showcase of fresh resources incorporating a range of popular embellishments that add texture, dimensionality and instant eye appeal

Embroidery & Textures The Pastille ensemble from Baltic Linen Co. reflects the continued importance of grey, enhancing it by offsetting it with other neutrals. The pewter linen comforter is covered with transitional-style flowers embroidered in shades of grey, white and ivory. Charcoal cotton velvet and ivory poly shantung with pintucking, embroidery and other accents in the decorative pillows add dimension.
Ribbons & Crochet The Victoria from Avanti Linens is a ribbon embroidered towel with a floral motif offered in pastel colors and accented with a crochet border trim. The sheared velour towel is 100 percent cotton, exclusive of embellishments, made in Canada and embellished in the U.S. of imported materials. The Victoria design is available in several sizes.
Three-Dimensional Adornments The Seaside Collection of hand-made, 100 percent natural fabric pillows from Debage features embroidery, knotting, sequins and other detailing in shades of blue that echo the colors of the sea.
Pleating & Shantung Texture Ellery Homestyles’ Emelina Thermalayer faux silk pieced curtains feature antiqued brass-finish grommets within pleated toppers from which flow textured, solid woven faux shantung silk lined panels. The blackout draperies block light, reduce noise and save energy.
Embroidered Geometrics & Nailheads Bliss pale pistachio fashion bedding from PHI features a centered column of embroidered rectangles. The silver geometrics are complemented by modern patterns on the decorative pillows and a touch of matte-finish nailheads, inspired by their use in high-end apparel.
Intricate Embroidery In Vibrant Colors Fine embroidery in sophisticated colors distinguishes Anali’s Ginkgo 100 percent linen, machine washable, made in U.S. dinner napkins. The design is available in a wide selection of colors and in tablecloths, placemats and runners, in addition to the napkins.
Cutwork & Embroidery The ivory tablecloth from the Lenox Holiday Cutwork Collection by Bardwil Home is enhanced by the embroidered ribbon and holly with pinecone cutwork design. The motif is taken from Lenox dinnerware of the same name. The collection includes tablecloths, runners, mats, napkins and doily sets, all finished with an embroidered scalloped edge.
Rows Of Ruffles The 100 percent cotton DKNY Ruffle Wave Duvet from CHF Industries is embellished with horizontal rows of ruffles. Ruffle-rowed Euro shams and decorative pillows are paired with the Petite Fleur decorative pillow adorned with a quilted floral pattern. The duvet is offered in twin, full/queen and king sizes.
Crochet On Netting The romantic Olivia tablecloth from Bella Notte Linens features crocheted cotton flowers blooming atop Point d’Esprit netting. Olivia stands alone or flourishes set atop the ruffled Linen Whisper shown.
Feminine Frills Anasticia from Amrapur Overseas Inc./Colonial Home Textiles is distinguished by pleated ruffle borders. The faux silk ensemble is offered in platinum (shown), gold and navy.
Special Stitching In Nicolette from Raymond Waites Design, a neutral linen-like ground forms the backdrop for the bordered embroidered paisley motif. Dimension is added via the baretta and star stitches in the Euros and the cotton hand-braided, woven string in the decorative pillow.


• Amrapur Overseas Inc./Colonial Home Textiles, 714-893-8808,
• Raymond Waites Design LLC, 212-447-8700,
• Avanti Linens, 800-360-0836,
• Baltic Linen Company, 800-422-5842,
• PHI, 800-872-6888,
• Debage, 215-616-4431,
• Bella Notte Linens, 415-883-3434,
• Anali Exquisite Needlework, 888-550-8597,
• Ellery Homestyles, LLC, 212-684-5364,
• Bardwil Home, 212-944-1870,
• CHF Industries, Inc., 212-951-7800,

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