Photos courtesy of D. Porthault
Crisp beautiful bedding makes me happy. Sweet prints, with 1960's throwback charm, and multi-colored floral blooms also makes me happy. Launching today, the French linen brand D. Porthault introduces their online shop. An edited version, the website offers an assortment, of bedding, towels, baby, entertaining and gifts. Just think, you can get pretty bedding with big blooms even if you are not within walking distance of one of their stores, found on Park Avenue, Worth Avenue and other great shopping boulevards. New patterns are introduced each season, but their classic heart and mille fleurs prints have legions of fans around the world, who appreciate the riot of color and old-school sensibility the prints bring. My Mom travels with her Boudoir pillow, and is famous for leaving them on the plane. Sorry Mom, but I know you can't be the only one. There must be a pillow shelf in Delta's lost and found room with others.
There are two ways to work with Porthault prints most effectively. The contrasting color scallop-edge linens in vivid, hand-printed patterns add just the right amount of joie de vivre when paired with solid bedding, or, all-out pattern on pattern. Go big. It will make you happy.
Photo via Bea Hive Blog
An old Avedon photo of Veruschka with a Porthault Boudoir
A cozy bedroom by Todd Romano
Photo Elle Decor
Christine D'Ornano's color and pattern infused London bedroom
Photo courtesy of House Beautiful
A New York bedroom designed by Ashley Whittaker.
Demoiselles, a fairly recent print is now in the classics category. The colors are SO good-- blue and red with a shot of unexpected pink.
This colorway sends me. Happy happy. Joy Joy.
New York Mille Fleurs, a beloved floral sprig.
Coquelicots, a new floral featuring delicate red wild Poppy's, the same one's Monet loved to paint.
A new tropical print, Fragrance, with giant hot pink hibiscus blooms is great for resort locales.
Sweet Violettes in blue. A perennial favorite.
The pink version, a favorite of Jackie Kennedy.
Alize, a fairly new print, is both abstract and resembles an animal print. The monochromatic pink and white would look wonderful in an all-white bedroom.