FRESH DIRECT: MARK AND GRAHAM LAUNCHES CRISP NEW BEDDING COLLECTION

by Marisa Marcantonio

Is it time to hit refresh on your bedding? Have you been holding off on buying new bedding for your children? Well, Mark and Graham, the (newish) purveyors of everything monogrammed with a fresh twist has JUST launched a new bedding line.  Infusing classic, white 300 thread count bedding with everything from navy ribbon borders to pin tucked shams available with a bevy of modern monograms, their introductions will add a burst of fresh air to your bedroom. Play with the scale and color choices to settle upon the right thing, choosing from 8 rooted-in-the-classics linen styles.  As always, monogramming is included in the price and fast delivery (like 8 days fast) is part of the deal.

Italian Double Ribbon Duvet and Shams with a navy ribbon edge is neo prep at its best. If you have kids going back to school, this could be just the right gift for their dorm room.

Assorted monogram styles available on the Italian Double Ribbon Shams. The green E/R is pretty great.

Italian Hemstitched Grosgrain Duvet and Shams in Cloud Grey.

Italian Hemstitched Grosgrain Shams, a nice choice for a simply elegant bed.

Make Your Mark Cotton Canvas Shams are digitally printed. Choose from monograms or sayings in mint julep green, turquoise, yellow orange and more. Hello, gift giving.

Crisp White Pintuck Duvet Cover and Shams for those that love the tailored look of pleats. Lots of em.

Crisp White Pintuck Duvet Shams 

Geo Matelasse Quilt and Shams have a nice texture that comes from the stitching done to get a quilting effect.

Geo Matelasse Shams

Perfect for coastal environs, the Beachport Sheet Set, which comes in blue and white or red and white stripes is the oxford shirt of bedding. The crisper the better.

Like the corner of a men's dress shirt, the striped bedding looks better with a personal touch.

IT'S ALMOST TIME: THE SEMI ANNUAL PORTHAULT SALE IS ON JUNE 10th

by Marisa Marcantonio

Get ready! D. Porthault's sale is almost here. Come June 10th, you will find frilly florals and old-world prints in wonderfully vivid colors that will make you and your bed chicer. The French linens sale will take place at 470 Park Avenue at 58th Street and go until June 29th, so scoop up hankies to towels in hand printed  hearts, clovers and tiny blooms.

THE PERFECT BEDDING GIVEAWAY: MATOUK E-COMMERCE LAUNCH

by Marisa Marcantonio

The winter blues may have you pining for spring, so why not dream of warm days to come in some divine bedding? Matouk, maker of beautiful bedding and bath linens, is launching an e-commerce portion of their website. So now you can shop around the clock for pretty patterned, boldly bordered linens, towels and gifts. In honor of this exciting debut, they are generously offering Stylebeat readers the chance to win a set of their classic banded Lowell Bedding! The value is around $563 depending on the size of your bed, so Happy Birthday to you if you win!  In order to enter, dear stylish ones,  please do the following by March 10th:

1. Like Matouk on Facebook at facebook.com/Matouk.Linens

2.Follow Matouk on Twitter, @Matouk

3. Leave a comment on STYLEBEAT below with your preferred size and color

 Complete the above by Sunday, March 10th at midnight and the winner will be announced on Monday, March 11th. Good luck!

To get even more of a good thing,  Matouk is ALSO doing a custom monogram duvet giveaway on Facebook:
Share a photo on Matouk's Facebook page of a beautifully made up bed for the chance to win a monogrammed Lowell Duvet Cover.  Imagine if you won both, boy, would you be lucky!

 In order to win, complete the following by March 15th, 2013:
Here's what you need to do:

1. Like Matouk on Facebook @ facebook.com/Matouk.Linens
Share a photo of a beautifully made bed on their wall with your bed size, initials, and preferred color.

2. Follow Matouk on Twitter @Matouk
Again, share a photo of a beautifully made bed on their feed with your bed size, initials, and preferred color.

Be sure to follow Matouk and get the scoop!