Tuesday, January 27, 2009

BEST NEW TABLETOP TEXTILES AT THE GIFT SHOW: VIRGINIA WITBECK DESIGN LLC



What a breath of fresh air! A discovery like this makes the whole trek across the trade show well worth it. VW's stand at the show was a cozy mecca of prints.

All Photos Courtesy of Virginia Witbeck Design LLC
Virginia Witbeck is a renaissance woman. As a former creative director at Ralph Lauren, she has an eye for style and understands the importance of details. She travels India, designs wonderful jewelry, and is now launching a home collection of soft goods for the table.
Virginia Witbeck Design LLC is located in New York City. If you are interested in finding a shop that carries the collection, please email her at vmwdesign@aol.com.


This collection will win over Porthault aficionados near and far. Young and kicky, it will not produce sticker shock (like the P word often does). Printed on soft cotton that gets better with age, you will want to give them to all your friends in warm climates. Each piece is trimmed in a solid piping that ties the colors together nicely. This pattern would make a great plush towel. Virginia, consider it for the next collection!



Leopard is hard to get right. A suggestion of an animal print, rather than an all out onslaught is so much nicer. The soft lavender and pink shades are delicious.



A royal blue colorway looks great with a touch of gold as shown above.



Ikat in a punched-up yellow would look great with royal blue china and sunflowers.



Primary colors suit this Ikat. I am glad to see the chocolate,since it has become a neutral and beloved part of today's palette.



Arabian horses march across cocktail napkins. What a good conversation starter these make!



Tutti fruti colors are sure to match most Jack Rogers sandals.



Graphic and patriotic in red and navy, this set a must if you live in the DC area. Get it now and you will be ready for July 4th.



Sweet dahlias and climbing vines would work nicely at a spring shower or tea.



Embroidered linens with a scallop edge are not too fussy and will match almost any china.

4 comments:

So Haute said...

I LOVE these! Especially the chocolate ikat print! Thanks for sharing!

Elements of Style said...

I am OBSESSED- thanks for posting!

Sweet Nothings said...

OBSESSED doesnt even begin to describe how I feel about all of these!

pve design said...

I had the pleasure of working with Ms.Witbeck and she is one talented woman, fearless and full of style. Glad to see her entering the home arena. The designs are fresh, yet pay homage to happy days and good taste.