As with so many things, its the details that matter. When it comes to custom linens, New Orleans-based Jane Scott Hodges has pursued her passion for all things pressed and pretty since 1996, when she opened the doors to her custom bedding, bath and accessories label, Leontine Linens. Known for their signature monograms and borders that capture the colorful essence of their stylish owners, custom linens, whether used for entertaining or bed and bath make a definitive personal statement. From fanciful to serious, hand-crafted embroidery and appliques are captured in all their glory in Hodges new book with Rizzoli, Linens: For Every Room and Occasion. Showcasing linens in a variety of charming settings, along with practical information of how to select and care for them, captured by Paul Costello, the book will have you craving custom. Ahead, a few of the captivating moments where embellished linens are the main event.
Why not make a splash when entertaining at home? Choosing bright, multi- colored linens, you can work the colors into the flowers, china and accessories in the room, tying the palette together
Cocktail hour is a time for fun. Bring an elevated air to drinks at home by adding monogrammed linens to the coffee or game table. I love how the orange monogram is the perfect foil for the aged drab green leather-topped antique game table.
Few things are as charming as twin beds when done up in blue and white. Cathy Kincaid Hudson pairs custom Leontine monogrammed bedding in a traditional setting with a pop of yellow and a graphic geometric rug
Known for her blending of color and exotic-inspired details, Katie Ridder's bedrooms and bed making have a tailored approach. By placing an oversized monogram on the custom upholstered headboard, the statement is made. The bed linens are subtle, as to not compete with the dramatic curves of the bed. Tying in the red color in the wallpaper, the blanket and bedside lamps coordinate without being overly matchy.
Colorful linens provide a wonderful opportunity to play with design details, as seen here in a crisp lavender-accented bedroom created by Amanda Nisbet. The skirt matches the headboard, done in one of my favorite Galbraith and Paul prints
With a shaped, patterned headboard, neutral linens are a good idea. Cathy Kincaid Hudson uses the point of the headboard as a jumping off point for the diamond pattern monogram enclosure