Monday, February 1, 2010

Maison Object the Latest in Linens Part One

We, at Beadboard, LOVE Bed and Table linens.
We especially love the ones made out of LINEN and cotton PERCALE.
You see a lot of the cotton sateen these days, the cotton sateen has the smoother more silk charmuse like finish. Percale, feels like your mother's cotton sheets but with todays technology and the higher thread counts they feel smooth as silk. Above, the solid color collection from French Designer Anne De Solene. Beautiful collection...Will provide more pictures and info on a blog later ...
I am sorry I don't know who this is, ( I think it's Graebel) but it looks like Europe is still into color. Even smaller companies are offering coordinating towels and sheeting in Many choices of color.

I think this is Graebel. They are doing a lot of organic cottons and note the pic stitch on the coverlets. Still very popular over there. We saw the same pic stitch at Blanc D'Ivoire.

More subtle colors in a traditional coverlet spread with diamond quilting.

This was the offering at Bellora, Lots of greys thank you very much, (love them) but WHOA!!!!!!! The buy in for this company, I was told, and I HOPE this guy just didn't know what he was saying......... was 15000 EUROS which translates into 22000 US dollars. (Most minimums are in the 1000 Euro range especially after the US Dollar went south) I verified and said are you sure?????That seems high. And frankly this wasn't WOW enough for me to even consider that kind of investment...... Maybe you'll see it at Macy's.(I don't think they'd go for this either)

The floral print on the linen duvet was pretty but we can get very similar looks here in the US.
I think this looks like the Hamptons........

Colors?????Mauve, (but mixed up with other things....) And OPRAH, are you ready for this???????? THE COLOR PURPLE IS EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!! Is is dark even for summer, violet, lavender , indigo like, and portrayed with my favorite pairing, Green........

A lovely bed from Bluemarine, PLEASE NOTE, AMERICAN BED MANUFACTURERS!!!!
I love the platform bed tweaked into a more traditional mode. Yves Delorme did this last year, very successfully, a French bed but in a platform style, with cabriole legs.... There is a company we will be carrying that has platform beds like this and I will be blogging on it later, available in the US with FABULOUS Finishes and incredible grey taupe colors........ No need for box springs!!!!

Another lovely offering from Blumarine...

A little note........Swarovski crystal was everywhere... But used very tastefully, and they actually laser them on, no glue, so that they can endure the cleaning process much better..... Much more to come........The next installment Libeco Lagae and how they hit one out of the park!!!!!Also Peacock Alley, how they have reinvented themselves to be a new force in this market!!!!!!!


  1. Hi Maryanne & Peter, we really enjoyed meeting you both as well! I wish we had more time to check out these gorgeous linens...we noticed also that Mauve and Purple seem to be very popular colours with the fabrics too...interesting! Tracey & Hayley xx

  2. Hello Maryanne,

    Thank you for the report from the show, Can't wait to the Libeco post. We lived in Belgian for three years, and I adore their wares.


    P.S. It was fun to see the pictures of you and the other bloggers at Belgian Pearls.

  3. Thanks for the great report, your post made me laugh too!

  4. You always made me laugh so loud !! Love your pics, You are a gangster , mon amie

  5. Hi Maryanne,

    I have enjoyed this post and what beautiful bed linen you have shown.
    I just love the way that purples and mauve go so well together with green.


  6. I am very interested in the platform beds you said you will be carrying. We are moving my daughter to a new apartment (NYC) and she really wants a platform bed. All the ones I have seen are a bit too modern while the one in the photo you posted looks wonderful. ~jermaine~

  7. I love the soft purples you show.

  8. HI Maryanne thanks for news of linens from M & O....good call on the Bellora..too much, not enough thrill! I love the colors still, and the elegant picked coverlets, always...can't wait to see Libeco, love their line.

  9. Oh, the colors!!!

    And love the platform bed frames... box springs are not what they used to be anyway... so springs, mostly cardboard and cheap wood.

    Also, love the wide stripes! especially mixed with the ticking stripe.

    I will have to catch up with you and Peter on your trip... welcome back!

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