linen Posts

Abstraction and Color: Stonewashed Indigo Linens

By: Danielle Clockel

Abstract expressionism divides people like no other art genre — you either love it or you hate it. I personally love any art that moves me when I see it, and makes an impact on the space it inhabits. Let’s consider Mark Rothko’s color field paintings.

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Mark Rothko “Green on Blue.

A key player in the abstract expressionist movement (right alongside Jackson Pollack), Mark Rothko’s massive canvases of color are meant to be viewed up close and personal. They are so big that they surround you and engulf your peripheral vision, transforming the act of viewing into a complete experience. I can only imagine immersing myself in the cool blue and distressed texture of “Green on Blue” here.

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Photo courtesy of House of Baltic Linen.

The beauty of abstraction is that it’s up to the viewer to decide what they see. For me, Rothko’s painting evokes soft, stonewashed linen bedding. The deep indigo hues intermeshed with worn-yet-bright whites make me want to float off into a cool, calming dreamland.

Color Obsession: Think Pink!

By: Danielle Clockel

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve collected some of our favorite powerfully pink rugs, fabrics, and furnishings. Check it out!

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  1. Caitlin Wilson kismet rug.
  2. Custom gold-dipped tallboy dresser.
  3. Molle blush linen pillow shams.
  4. Designer Rugs pear melba rug.
  5. Romo Black Niumi fabric.
  6. Ashley Hizer “Mai Tai” painting.
  7. Pink brick subway tile.

Color Obsession: Mineral Greens

By: Danielle Cornely

This season’s colors pay homage to an often forgotten but pretty incredible palette: earth minerals. We’re seeing soft greens, crystal pinks, and light, earthy neutrals. Our favorite happens to be the greens, from soft mint to vibrant malachite. Here’s how to harness their power:

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A statement necklace in a subdued yet striking color, this J. Cotter design is the perfect way to always have healing stones on hand.

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Emerald isn’t the only kind of green that looks great on sofas. Try out a saturated mint for a fresh feel.

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This faded jade rug could easily be paired with other on-trend colors like blush or soft gold.

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Soothe yourself to sleep in cool sage linen bedding.

Malachite art

This malachite wall art displays the natural beauty of green minerals, many of which are said to have healing properties.

Let nature inspire you this season with gem and mineral tones. Use soft hues for a calming environment, or amp up the energy with bolder, richer colors.

Luxury Threads.

By: Shelby Adamson

Starting to feel a chill in the air, but not ready to break out the flannels and knitted throws? Let us introduce you to your new best friend during shifting seasons: linen.

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Photo courtesy of Indigo Traders.

Turkish linens are no one hit wonder. Toss them on the back of a sofa to use as a medium weight throw. Fold delicately and display in a guest bath as beautiful and functional towels. Or even wrap yourself up in one and get cozy!

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Photo courtesy of Brahms Mount.

Okay, sure, they’re beautiful. But there’s more to it than that! Linen has been used for centuries as an exfoliant and is naturally antimicrobial. (That means even if you use your Turkish linens as towels, there’s never any musty smell.)

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Photo courtesy of Bathstyle on Etsy.

Plus, it’s a year-round fabric. It cools in warmer temperatures but retains heat in chilly weather.

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Photo courtesy of Jayson Home.

And don’t worry about them wearing out too quickly. Linen is not only three times stronger than cotton, it also softens with age. So while your cotton towels get rougher as time goes on, linen towels just keep getting better.

We believe that the best pieces for your home are the ones that not only look nice, but will serve you well for years and years. Trust us, you can’t go wrong with quality linens.