charitable decorating, english country house style

April 14th, 2009

Longing for the elegant aesthetic of an English country house? Look no further than The Royal Oak Foundation Collection. Each design is inspired by classic British art and architecture found on the properties of the National Trust of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland that The Royal Oak Foundation has supported with over $7 million in grants. The sale of these products generates royalties that support ongoing preservation and conservation of the more than 300 important historic houses and gardens that influenced their design. Available to the trade exclusively at Lee Jofa showrooms in New York, Atlanta, and elsewhere, The Royal Oak Foundation Collection includes Lee Jofa fabrics, Holland & Company furniture, Cole & Son wallpaper, and Katha Diddèl home accessories.

If you’re in New York this spring, stop by the D&D Building where The Royal Oak Foundation Collection will be on display in a lobby window. (more…)

new to the table

June 23rd, 2008

Gayle Warwick Fine Linen introduces a dazzling array of new tabletop linen – embroidered by hand on Irish or Belgian linen, this collection is heirloom worthy, but without the fuss. Your grandmother, were she a mother of three balancing a high-powered investment career with quiet dinner parties at home and chic vacations in the Hamptons, would certainly approve.

(Psssst… heard through the grapevine: a major New York-based department store is picking up the entire Gayle Warwick tabletop collection this September. Stay tuned for more!)

perfectly sized, perfectly weighted, and worth every penny

June 3rd, 2008

For the past two years, Gayle Warwick Fine Linen has worked on constructing the perfect, and perfectly organic, white cotton towel.  Gayle Warwick worked with expert weavers in Switzerland to design and construct the terry towel that uses 100% organic cotton and is bleached pure white using no chlorine – both elegant and ecological. Proof that going “green” doesn’t have to mean sacrificing daily luxury!


Weight: 750 grams per square meter (compare to Calvin Klein organic towels, which have a weight of 550 g/sq m)

Dimension: 39″ x 70″ (enormous – especially next to West Elm’s 30″ x 54″ bath sheet)

Retail price: $295 – Bath sheet, $150 – Hand towel, $26 – Face cloth, $135 – Bath mat

eco-friendly = the new black

May 6th, 2008

Tired of slipping in the middle of downward-facing dog? Pick up one of COMO Shambhalas eco-friendly yoga mats, made entirely from natural plant-based materials and totally PVC free. For easy cleaning, pop them in the washer, set it to cool, and air dry – think offsetting your carbon footprint. And FYI: we hear it’s the must have accessory for COMO Shambhala’s exclusive yoga retreats. $118.

life is too short for scratchy sheets

May 6th, 2008

Nantucket Island Resorts is the first hotel brand to use Gayle Warwick Fine Linen hand-embroidered, 100% organic cotton sheets.  The sheets are embroidered with a cheery pattern of marching elephants, specially designed to reference the hotel’s mascot, Trunket.

greening up around the world

May 6th, 2008

As being “green” has evolved from the hot new trend into a conscientious way of life, the luxury travel industry has followed suit.Hotels across the globe have moved beyond posting “Please Conserve Water” bathroom signs to embracing programs, practices, and products that are both eco-friendly and socially responsible. (more…)

break out the good silver

May 6th, 2008

2008 brings good tidings for those in the market for exquisite luxury linens, as British boutique brand Gayle Warwick Fine Linen introduces new collections like a nautical set based on the Ashley Book of Knots and a tabletop line of intricate hemstitch linen. (more…)