UK Based Linen Brands

As promised, here’s a short list of small UK based linen companies with which I have fallen in love.

Peter Reed

romanleafpinksquaremain_mediumThese linens are the epitome of luxury: every piece is made by hand and expertly finished by highly trained craftsmen. Since 1831, Peter Reed has offered a bespoke service for the truly distinctive home as well as a small featured collection of designs. The company prides itself on delivering the highest quality and offers monogramming, logos, and a color matching service.

Cologne & Cotton

blue-candy-stripe-webWith several boutiques scattered around England and an online store, this brand is known for high quality soft cotton and tasteful simple embroidery. Cologne & Cotton offers bed and table linens, nightwear, baby products, bathroom towels, and as its name aptly states, the company also sells a range of beautiful scents from brands like Fragonard, Molinard, and Portus Cale. I probably should mention I snuggle up in their bed linens every night; this is my go to company since moving to London 🙂

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Whites of London

higham-plain-duvetcoverset-duckegg-0_2This brand offers luxury bedding, fine linens, and homeware online and is a great resource for quality products at an affordable price. I’m a big fan of their 400TC Duck Egg Egyptian Cotton set and to break up the colour, I tossed in a set of white oxford pillow cases and a bolster pillow (I like 4 pillows when I sleep and two large shams for when the bed is made up).

 

Lavender & Lily

e846b3_340107993e604a54a168f3bfac2f14dc-jpg_srz_498_402_75_22_0-5_1-2_75_png_srzThis brand is focused on sustainability and has curated a small collection of bedlinen, blankets and throws that are beautiful, simple, and unique. The collection of fresh whites, classic greys and warm taupes will help you create a calm and inviting space and you’ll sleep well knowing you’ve chosen an ethically sourced product!

roma-linen-set_1Heirlooms

I’ve previously raved about Heirlooms when I visited the company stand at Decorex and again at the Monaco Yacht Show. The brand creates beautiful pieces in England and their customer service is excellent. If you’re looking for top quality luxury, do check them out!

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As always, feel free to add your favorite brands in the comments section below…

Some of My Favorite Bedding Brands Available in the US

Several readers have asked about my recommendations for bed and table linens and I’ve finally put some thought into it. I have had to narrow down my favorite brands in the US, the UK, and in France, as many are not available globally and mattresses differ in size across the globe. Please keep in mind that my definition of luxury centers around quality and craftsmanship. I have tried to focus on niche companies that have the best interest of their consumers, their employees, and our planet at heart. There are countless brands to choose from, but I hope my reviews will help narrow down the options as you create your perfect nest.

This post will focus on luxury linen brands available in the US. Please note a few of these brands will create bespoke linens and ship internationally. I will follow up with a post on UK brands in the weeks to come. Promise!

Léron

duet-ming-sheeting_collection_add219b1-9fab-49a7-8470-d70edd0e417a_largeLéron offers a small line of beautifully hand embroidered linens for the bed, bath, and table and also has a bespoke department. There’s custom and then there is Léron custom: everything is tailored to the individual and the level of personalized care and attention to detail is evident in their business philosophy.

Schweitzer Linens

riga_angelicaIf you are a born and bred New Yorker, there is a good chance you’ve heard of Schweitzer. The company has stores scattered around the Upper East and Upper West side as well as a catalog and website. Schweitzer delivers excellent quality and gorgeous detail at an affordable price. The linens are soft, durable, and will stand the test of of time. The company also offers a variety of throws, blankets, baby and children’s bedding, as well as fabric available by the yard.

Matouk

marsalis_bedEveryone loves Matouk for their fresh and modern interpretation of classic fine linens. The all-American company based out of Massachusetts produces beautiful bed sets as well and towels, gifts and home accessories. The brand stands for sustainable practices and delivers exceptional quality and design at a great price.

Leontine Linens

54c138eb9f37d_-_hbx-leontine-linens-1-57022814This New Orleans based brand has a cult following and is a favorite for all those who love monogramming. The company offers great designs but also has countless monogramming styles from which to choose. Bright colors, modern fonts, bold curly cues, it’s all here. With so many options to choose from, you’re bound to find exactly what you want for your home.

Peacock Alley

la-femme_ensembleThis Texas based brand has been around for nearly 40 years and delivers high quality fabric sourced from around the world and sewn in Dallas. The vision for the founder’s family-run, locally based company has not changed: Make and sell bedding and bath linens that are simple, beautiful, and impeccably crafted. Mary Ella Gabler understands the importance of detail and elements of craftsmanship. This boutique company is definitely one to know.

Boll & Branch

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Though the blog is designed to focus on luxury linens with elements of high quality craftsmanship, I understand some readers may be looking for more affordable options. Boll & Branch gets my stamp of approval because of their commitment to fair trade, sustainable practices, and quality textiles.

Do you have a favorite brand that I haven’t listed? Please feel free to share in the comments section.

Monaco Yacht Show 2016

The Monaco Yacht Show brought 125 super yachts, 40 luxury tenders, 580 exhibitors from 38 countries and nearly 40,000 visitors to Port Hercules in Monte Carlo over four days (Sept 28-Oct 1). The event was a huge success with a great turnout and even better parties. Exhibitors included yacht manufacturers and brokers, architects, and of course interior designers and luxury products for the yachting world.

Though I did get to spend some time exploring the super yachts, most of my visit was spent inside the exhibition tent chatting with interior design pros and reviewing (read: drooling over) stunning display stands of one-of-a-kind furniture, art, and home accessories.

valombreuseValombreuse stood out as the highest quality linens I’ve seen on the market. This Paris maison prides itself of providing 100% hand embroidered products, from complete bed sets to unbelievably constructed tablecloths and placemats. The level of craftsmanship was truly exceptional. The company has a showroom on the Champs Elysées and is available to visit by appointment.val2val1

fullsizerender-7Frette’s stand also had magnificent nautical colors on display and found creative ways of highlighting their bespoke service through beautiful sketches and illustrations of previous projects.

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Luxury superyachts and sailboats sit in the harbor as the sun rises during the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) in Port Hercules, Monaco, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Over 125 of the world's most luxurious yachts will be displayed in Port Hercules during the 26th MYS which runs from Sept. 28 – Oct. 1. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg